You Could Be Playing
in the Sand Before Breakfast.
Your Family Island Vacation.

We’ve mastered the art of the Family Island Vacation

Not all family vacations are created equal. Remember that one family vacation? The one with the meltdown, screen time withdrawal, the crash and burn from all the excitement and disruption from your daily routine?

Oh we know. It makes us frustrated too when family vacations aren’t absolutely extraordinary.

That’s why, we’ve mastered the art of the family tropical island adventure—

Treks through the jungle to find the Lost Beach. Snorkeling, island hopping, paddle boarding and playing in the warm ocean waters. Bonfires, forever beaches, and brilliant skies where kids can count shooting stars.

Then there’s the moments that can only be found with the imagination of a child:

Did you know that a Mangrove tree makes for an excellent impromptu fort? That coconut shells are the perfect fine china for those invite-only beach tea parties? That Isla Palenque is the Kingdom of Cool Rocks?

With 400-acres of tropical island to discover, your family will return home anew when you embrace the hidden wonders of Isla Palenque.

Isla Palenque Resort for Families

  • Safe, gentle waters for swimming
  • All on-island tours are included
  • Beach time, boogie boards, snorkeling & kayaking
  • The Ultimate Challenge: A 5km Fitness Circuit for teens
  • Our Island Hosts make hiking kid-friendly
  • Mocktails & Smoothies just for children
  • Cooking & Pastry Classes for Young Chefs
  • WIFI Connected, but choose when the devices come out

Best Advice for Families

We care about your family vacation. If you’re determined to make this year, “The Year of the Family Tropical Island Adventure”, we’ve put together a few pieces of our best advice:

  • Most families arrange a full itinerary with us — this means we pick you up at the airport, take you directly to the island, and help you get around once you’re here.
  • Consider the Villa Estate. If your trip includes three generations of family members or a group of families, consider a private stay at the Villa Estate. It’s designed for big groups, and comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests. It includes home-style breakfasts, lunch & dinner at the Villa.
  • Family of 4? Not to worry — you’ll be comfortable in a Beachfront Casita. If your children are older, you can also book two Casitas next to each other if you’d like more space!
  • Family of 5? We recommend booking two Beachfront Casitas next to each other for ample space & comfort
  • Kids love Playa Palenque Beach. Our largest beach, Playa Palenque, is the #1 choice for kids. They can run and play for 1.3 km in a safe, protected, crescent-shaped beach with gentle waters and soft sand
  • Older Children & Teens? We find Teenagers like a fun challenge by going snorkeling, fishing, coastal rock climbing, or hiking to “The Blowhole”. We also have a 5 km Fitness Circuit for the ultimate challenge!

Families Love Us
Why Choose Isla Palenque Resort

Safe Swimming in Gentle, Warm Tropical Waters

Safe Swimming in Gentle, Warm Tropical Waters

All On-Island Tours Included for Active Couples

All On-Island Tours Included

Kid-Friendly & “Familiar” Meal Options Available

Kid-Friendly & “Familiar” Meal Options Available

We’ll Get You to the Island & Plan Every Detail

We’ll Get You to the Island & Plan Every Detail

Get Your Family Guidebook

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This detailed Family Guidebook will tell you how to get closer to the extraordinary experiences – and special moments – that matter most on your family vacation.

Isla Palenque Resort is a proud member of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels. The Family Guidebook includes other hotels in the Collection to help complete your Panama & Costa Rica adventure.

  • Get here easy with The Gang. Learn how to get here by Air & Ground, and how to Get Around if you don’t want to rent a car.
  • Discover experiences you won’t find on TripAdvisor. Use our cheat-sheet of Must-See Experiences, Evening Activity Ideas that won’t cost a thing, and Local Secrets at our luxury hotels & lodges.
  • Create your Food Strategy. Use our quick-view of family-friendly dishes, must-try drinks, and local snacks. We all know what it’s like to want more options than hamburgers, pizza and chicken fingers.
  • Map out your route to see more of Central America. See how our luxury hotels can get you exploring the gorgeous Pacific Coast of Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua.

Want to combine Isla Palenque
with an adventure in Costa Rica?

How Would You Like to Contact Us?


Monday – Thursday:
7am — 9pm CST
Friday – Sunday:
8am — 7pm CST

Quick Answers. Always!


Monday – Thursday:
7am — 9pm CST
Friday – Sunday:
8am — 7pm CST

US & Canada Reservations:
+1 855 679-4364

Call from Panama:
+ (507) 833-7595

Call from Costa Rica:
+(506) 4040-0420

Hotel Concierge:
For Direct Calls to the Island
Call from Panama:
+(507) 6617-3771



Isla Palenque Resort
San Lorenzo, Chiriqui
8.1831687° N, 82.2671056° W