Islas de las Perlas (Pearl Islands)

After three days of wharf surfing we decided to head down to the Pearl Islands for the weekend. Only 34 Nm away it was a short steam on Saturday morning.

The Pearl Islands are named for their pearls although there was not much evidence of them. They are now mostly holiday resorts for the wealthy of Panama but are also used for desert island programs on TV – Survivor programs.

Pelicans were everywhere and came very close at times.

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Typical Offshore Island

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The beach where we anchored for the night. We anchored close in to try and get out of the swell but the 15 foot tide forced us to move out again to prevent a grounding.

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This is Concordia Island which is the most built up with a hotel and private holiday homes.

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