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In recent years, the Pacific coastline has begun to develop a number of lovely ecolodge beach escapes.

They are good alternatives to the more well-known islands of Bocas del Toro and San Blas on the Caribbean coast and although they do not offer the cultural elements they have wonderful swimming, snorkelling, fishing, whale watching, surfing and kayaking in peaceful and untouched surroundings.

The coastline is vast, extending from the Chiriqui province in the west of the country through to the Pearl Islands some 100 kilometres south-east of Panama City.


Comfortable accommodation options are available throughout, such as Hacienda del Mar, Villa Camilla or the Coiba Ranger Station. Our specialists will advise you of the most suitable option, depending on your requirements.

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Places to visit in Pacific Coast Beaches

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Pacific Coast Beaches, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Pacific Coast Beaches

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Pacific Coast Beaches, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Pacific Coast Beaches

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    Places in and around Pacific Coast Beaches

    Accommodation choices for Pacific Coast Beaches

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Pacific Coast Beaches. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Hacienda del Mar, San Jose Island

      Hacienda del Mar


      Hacienda del Mar is the only property on the island so it really does feel like an island paradise and is nestled in virgin tropical rainforest providing an abundance of wildlife spotting opportunities.

    • Cala Mia

      Cala Mia


      A wonderful eco-resort that although not luxurious in the usual sense offers a unique experience in very comfortable surroundings.

    • JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

      JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

      First Class

      Located approximately two hours from Panama City and 45 minutes from El Valle, the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort consists of 114 rooms and 18 villas, all beautifully appointed with views to lakes or the ocean horizon.

    • Villa Marina, Playa Venado

      Villa Marina


      Located on two kilometres of privately-owned beachfront, this quiet wilderness hideaway boasts one of the most beautiful and exotic settings in the Pacific Ocean.