Getting to the Pearl Islands is easy and fast from Panama City. The Islands are located just off shore of the Panamanian mainland. An estimated travel time takes only one to two hours in total. There are various methods to arrive to Contadora and the Pearl Islands.
Flying Air Panama to Contadora
The fastest way to get to the Pearl Islands is by plane or helicopter. Flying to the Pearl Islands will get you from Panama City Airport to Contadora Island in only 15 minutes. The most frequent air service to the Islands is Air Panama and numerous charter companies offering frequent flights daily. Villa La Perla is located within minutes of the runway for the staff to await your aircraft with a cold beverage.
Ferry to Contadora & the Pearl Islands
The ferry from Panama City to Contadora is approximately one to two hours. These ferries travel daily and visit multiple islands in their schedules. A common roundtrip of the ferry starts in Panama City then goes to Contadora Island, Saboga, Viveros Island and returns Panama City.
Sailing the Pearl Islands
Another way to get to the Pearl Islands is by Sailing tour. Some charters are offering short trips of a few days visiting different Pearl Islands by sailboat. You will sleep on the boat but spend the day on the beach or sailing. It’s a fun and adventurers way to explorer the Gulf of Panama and the Archipelago of Las Perlas.