Nestled in the rich turquoise waters of the golf of Panama, just a 15 minute plane ride or 1 ½ hours by boat from Panama City, lie the exotic Pearl Islands. The major attraction of this archipelago is its picturesque aqua waters, lush vegetation, fascinating marine life and lovely sparsely populated beaches. The Pearl Islands are considered the second most bio-diverse archipelago after the Galapagos.
The Pearl Archipelago comprises 90 pristine islands, historically coveted for their pearls, now forming one of Panama’s most valuable treasures. This captivating destination has the incredible potential to become the worlds most exclusive and desirable island retreat.
First settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, thousands of pearls were found here including the 31 carat, 400 year old Pelegrina pearl once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, the Queen of Spain, a French Emperor and an English Queen.
It is the location of the 7th and 8th CBS Survivor series that aired Fall 2003 and Winter 2004. It is the only place in the world where two CBS “Survivor” series have been filmed. That should tell you something about just how special Panama’s Pearl Islands are.