Destinations - Things to Do
Escudo de Veraguas
Perhaps Central America's most beautiful island paradise, Escudo de Veraguas is Panama's best kept secret. Situated just 10 miles off the Atlantic coast, east of the Valiente Peninsula, this horizontally shaped island is surrounded by white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. Inhabited only by small communities of Indians. This remote and undiscovered island is as close to Tahiti as you'll find in this part of the world.
The northern side of the island is spectacular, with small, shallow bays and inlets running the length of the island. Numerous small islands sit just off the coast, many of which are frequented by brown boobies and other tropical birds. Strips of white sand beaches line the coast, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The southern side is less tropical in it's appearance, but still beautiful. There are white sand beaches and jagged points that reach out into the surrounding waters.