How to Get to Contadora?

This guide will show you how to get to Contadora fast. Beautiful beaches and comfortable hotels make Contadora Island the most visited tourist destination of the Pearl Islands in the Pacific Ocean of Panama.

Make sure to bring enough cash before traveling to Contadora Island.

Many restaurants and tour operators do not accept credit cards.

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Ferry from Panama City

The cheapest way to get to the Island!

The ferry, departing every day at 7:30am (check-in 7am) of the Flamenco Marina, Causeway Amador.

It take almost to 1.5 hours to arrive in Contadora Island.

Book the ferry online to secure your seat, there are limited spaces available.

Arriving at Playa Larga, Contadora Island at 9am.

Returning at 3:30pm (check-in 3:00pm) from Contadora Island arriving at 5:00 pm to Panama City.

  • Adults or children 12 years and older. $ 58.80 each way ($117.60 the old round)
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old $ 46.80 each way ($93.60 round trip)
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old do not pay travel on their parents’ legs

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Book the Day Pass to Contadora

Day pass includes: ferry round trip, pick up in Contadora, welcome drink and lunch.


Flying to Contadora

Locate at just 40 miles from Panama City. Contadora is the nearest island with an operational airstrip at the Pearl Islands.

Depending on the aircraft, this flight can take from justo 20 to 35 minutes each way.

Commercial flights

Departing almost every day from the Albrook Airport in Panama City, Air Panama is the only commercial airline flying to Contadora.

This flights are limited to very few seats, the depending on the season this flight can be with the Twin Otter (16 seats), Cessna Caravan (10 seats) and Islander (8 seats).

Airfare $135-$170 USD per person round trip.

Departing from Panama City at 8:30AM

Returning from Contadora Island at 9:05AM and 4:15PM

Visit AirPanama.com or call +(507) 316-9000

Private charter flights

Aero Albrook offers the most complete selection of light aircraft and helicopter to fly to Contadora Island.

Flights to Contadora (OTD), Las Perlas, PA

FlightsOriginOne Way
Islander Bn2 - Turbo Prop
8 (1400 pounds | 635kg)
(PAC) Panama, PA
Panama City / Albrook Int.
$1,070.00
Charter Flight
00:30
Piper Seneca - Turbo Prop
4 (700 pounds | 317kg)
(PAC) Panama, PA
Panama City / Albrook Int.
$802.50
Charter Flight
00:30
Piper Archer - Turbo Prop
3 (500 pounds | 226kg)
(PAC) Panama, PA
Panama City / Albrook Int.
$370.00
Charter Flight
00:30
Kodiak Quest 100 Deluxe - Turbo Prop
8 (1500 pounds | 680kg)
(PAC) Panama, PA
Panama City / Albrook Int.
$1,671.87
Charter Flight
00:30
Robinson R44 - Helicopter
3 (700 pounds | 317kg)
(PAC) Panama, PA
Panama City / Albrook Int.
$1,284.00
Charter Flight
00:45
Airbus EC130 T2 - Helicopter
6 (1200 pounds | 544kg)
(PAC) Panama, PA
Panama City / Albrook Int.
$4,012.50
Charter Flight
00:45

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Tours and Things to do in Contadora

There is no taxi service available at the Island so renting a golf car is the #1 option!

Golf Car Full Day: $70 per day

Golf Car + Ferry Tickets: $132.75 per person (first day)

Snorkeling Tour: $75 per person (minimum 4 passengers). 3 Hours

Whale Watching Tour: $75 per person (minimum 4 passengers). 3 Hours. Daily departures from June to October (Whale Watching Season).

Paddle Board Rental: $75 per board per day


Day Trips at the Pearl Islands from Panama City

Contadora Island Day Pass: from Monday to Saturday, starting at $165 per person this day pass includes:

  • the ferry (round trip)
  • pick-up in Contadora Island with one of the golf cards
  • 1 welcome drink per person
  • access to the facilities of a beautiful oceanfront hotel (beach seats, umbrellas an bathroom).

Chapera Island Beach Tour every Sunday from January to June, starting At $150 per person , this day tour includes:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • soft drinks
  • guide
  • life music

Whale Watching every Saturdays and Sunday from July to October, starting at $150 per person, this day tour includes:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • soft drinks
  • guide
  • life music

Recommended Hotels in Contadora

Mar y Oro: the only oceantfront hotel in Contandora.

  • Price: $165 per night
  • Telephone: +(507) 202-7426
  • Address: Playa Cacique, Contadora Island, Panama
  • Website

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