Panama’s Pearl Islands are rich with history, starting back in the 1500s when the area was well known to Spanish conquistadors and the pirates that chased them. Today, the Pearl Islands are still one of Panama’s best kept secrets, although that secret is slowly becoming known as Contadora, Isla Viveros and neighboring Saboga. There are a handful of small undeveloped islands for sale in the Pearl Islands as well as some pearl islands beachfront property for sale.
Isla del Rey is one of the largest islands in the Pearl Islands of Panama and is now the home to the West Coast Fishing club’s high end on-location fishing camp. Many world records have been set in the Pearl Islands for fishing, and some species that can be found off of Panama’s waters include Blue Marlin, Sail Fish, and several varieties of Wahoo and Tuna.
Another famous island in the Pearl Islands is Contadora Island, home to a number of hotels and private residences. Contadora Island is Panama’s most developed Pearl Island and has many full time residents along with a handful of hotels including Punto Gallon Hotel and Villa Romantica.
Pearl Islands real estate ranges from ultra high end to completely virgin. Famous guests and owners of Pearl Island real estate have included the Sha of Iran, Ricky Martin, and Mel Gibson among others. Visitors to Pearl Islands real estate are often surprised by the easy access from Panama City: not to mention its cristal clear waters and powdery white sand.
Contadora Island is the most developed island in the Pearl Islands and features over 200 completed homes along with newly paved roads, small grocery stores and plenty of virgin beaches to explore. Life on the Pearl Islands is generally pretty relaxed, while an afternoon jaunt into Panama City is never more than 20 minutes away!