WHY VISIT THE CONTADORA ISLAND IN PANAMA?
Famous Island five stars of Latin America. Today, Contadora is the island where the production teams of many countries remain for long periods, while they continue filming the Survivor TV series and documentaries on several of the nearby islands.
Contadora has an international flavor. It’s the kind of place where you can rub shoulders with people from all over the world in a good recreational format, where people like to have conversations.
Criminology is almost non-existent on the island, you will undoubtedly feel safe walking alone at any time of the day and night. You can usually speak English at most accountant businesses and beach clubs on the Pearl Islands.
WHERE IS COUNTRY ISLAND LOCATED?
Contadora is approximately 90 minutes by boat from Panama City, through an express ferry, which departs from the Amador Causeway. The island is accessible via ferry or by Air Panama from the albrook airport, or by private boat.
COST OF PRODUCTS ON THE ISLAND
The cost of living in Contadora is driven by the logistics and expense of getting the products and services for the island. The cost of energy to unload barge groceries, transport goods and stock shelves is added to the cost of the items sold.
In general, if something costs US $ 1 in Panama City, it will cost US $ 2.00 on the islands. Fresh fruits and vegetables are in the days when the barge arrives. Of course, you can get a huge offer on fresh fish and shrimp if you buy directly from local fishermen; approximately US $ 5 to US $ 6 per pound. Or better yet, catch dinner yourself.
Contadora has two stores or mini-supermarket, they are not very big, but you will find what you need for your trip.
If you are in Contadora Island for the months of September to October, you can’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the whale watching tours, it is an unforgettable experience .. The Island is the favorite place for migrating whales that come from the Poles North and south. The humpback whales come in search of warm waters to mate and give birth to their young, but in addition to the whales, you can be lucky enough to enjoy the company of dolphins and have an incredible experience.
The activity of whale watching on the island is carried out with all the security and precautions necessary, the guides are natives of the Islands so they know perfectly the best places to do the activity, they are also very respectful with the environment and they try to disturb the whales as little as possible.