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Islas Secas

World-class experience in Panama Pacific private archipelago

Islas Secas is a private archipelago of 14 islands, only one of which has been developed to accommodate up to 24 guests. Located 20 miles from civilization the resort is has been sustainably created with a passion to protect the extraordinary untamed forest and marine environment of Panama’s Gulf of Chiriquí.

Unwind and recharge in this pristine ocean wilderness where the ultimate barefoot eco-luxury meets adventure.

The Resort

Islas Secas is a brand-new remote eco-resort, the ultimate sustainable playground for the ones seeking off-grid adventure and proof that you can commit to eco-friendly practices without compromising on luxury.

Islas Secas provides its only 24 guests with world-class experiences that connect them to the natural beauty and ecological abundance of Panama’s wild Pacific Coast.

100% powered by natural energy, the resort aims to create a model for sustainable tourism, combining exhilarating recreation and effortless luxury with a strong ethos if environmental stewardship and community support.

Waves at Islas Secas

The wild exotic Southwest Panama, with its many world-class waves, feels like an uncrowded version of neighbouring Costa Rica!

The major swell season is February to June with numerous 3-12ft swells from the S-SW and light winds but you can actually find great surf all-year-round in this area.

From peeling reef breaks to punchy beach breaks the coastline has waves for all tastes and surfing skills!

Islas Secas Resort can arrange surfing at a number of locations on Panama’s Pacific coast: Isla Silva Afuera, Adentro, and Morro Negrito are the consistent local breaks.

Why We Love Islas Secas Resort

A remote, wild and untamed getaway for adventures seekers! Escape to your luxurious sanctuary surrounded by the sounds and beauty of the jungle!

The resort offers boat access to world-class remote breaks of wild Panama Pacific Coast!

A commitment to sustainability and stewardship is at the core of the facilities, infrastructure and operation of Islas Secas, ensuring one of the most fantastic eco escapes on Earth!

Ready to surf in Panama?

Casitas

Sanctuary of modern comfort and barefoot luxury, the Casitas are nestled in tropical gardens with astounding views, giving guests privacy and intimacy at all times of the day and night.

From your personal casita, immerse yourself in the jungled wilderness
and gaze at the turquoise waves.


Each breezy outpost, from Casita Grande to the bohemian tented casitas, is designed to fully connect you with your natural surroundings! They are enveloped in lush vegetation, with sensational ocean views, broad terraces and thatched or canvas cabanas, and relaxed, barefoot-chic interiors to hide away in tropical seclusion at its best.

The Cuisine

The unique cathedral-like Terraza is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy locally sourced dishes prepared with Panamanian flare. You’ll delight in freshly made, mouth-watering dishes using the finest local ingredients!

Menus change daily using the freshest ingredients, the catch-of-the-day and just-picked produce. Sunset barbecues, beach picnics and room service in the Casitas can also be arranged upon request.

The beachside lounge overlooks the bay and it’s the perfect meeting point for cocktails before dinner!

Adjacent to the Terraza is Balboa Bar. With handcrafted panel interiors and displays of historic maps and local artwork, it’s a perfect place to relax with a book, enjoy an aperitif or post-dinner nightcap.

Activities

Remote and unknown to all but the most intrepid, Islas Secas is an idyllic base from which to undertake countless activities and adventures!
Snorkel or dive amidst the aquatic wonders of the Gulf of Chiriquí; explore the biodiversity of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Coiba National Park, encounter the migrating Humpback whales, fish the world-class storied waters of Hannibal Bank and Islas Montuosa or join a Naturalist tour to spot rare flowers and birds. The dedicated Adventure Concierge will help you select the activities that will best connect you with nature in its purest form.

Spa

With holistic treatments fusing ancient traditions and the latest innovations, The Spa at Islas Secas is a haven of serenity and seclusion. Get pampered in the wellness tents immersed in the jungle. From their secret-garden setting, surrounded by gnarled, over-draped trees, to the island-sourced products in the spa treatments, breathe deep and enjoy the elements. Daily complimentary Morning yoga sessions and breathwork classes are available in outdoor locations.

Wildlife

The archipelago of Islas Secas is home to over 750 species of fish, 50 species of birds and 128 species of plants. During your stay, you’ll have unparalleled access to one of the world’s most vibrant natural environments.
Explore the diversity of our Panama island ecosystem and get up close and personal with everything from giant manta and eagle rays, pods of dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, vast schools of tropical fish and humpback whales, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Mangrove Black Hawk, Peregrine Falcon and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird!

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Islas Secas

World-class experience in Panama Pacific private archipelago

Islas Secas is a private archipelago of 14 islands, only one of which has been developed to accommodate up to 24 guests. Located 20 miles from civilization the resort is has been sustainably created with a passion to protect the extraordinary untamed forest and marine environment of Panama’s Gulf of Chiriquí.

Unwind and recharge in this pristine ocean wilderness where the ultimate barefoot eco-luxury meets adventure.

The Resort

Islas Secas is a brand-new remote eco-resort, the ultimate sustainable playground for the ones seeking off-grid adventure and proof that you can commit to eco-friendly practices without compromising on luxury.

Islas Secas provides its only 24 guests with world-class experiences that connect them to the natural beauty and ecological abundance of Panama’s wild Pacific Coast.

100% powered by natural energy, the resort aims to create a model for sustainable tourism, combining exhilarating recreation and effortless luxury with a strong ethos if environmental stewardship and community support.

Waves at Islas Secas

The wild exotic Southwest Panama, with its many world-class waves, feels like an uncrowded version of neighbouring Costa Rica!

The major swell season is February to June with numerous 3-12ft swells from the S-SW and light winds but you can actually find great surf all-year-round in this area.

From peeling reef breaks to punchy beach breaks the coastline has waves for all tastes and surfing skills!

Islas Secas Resort can arrange surfing at a number of locations on Panama’s Pacific coast: Isla Silva Afuera, Adentro, and Morro Negrito are the consistent local breaks.

Why We Love Islas Secas Resort

A remote, wild and untamed getaway for adventures seekers! Escape to your luxurious sanctuary surrounded by the sounds and beauty of the jungle!

The resort offers boat access to world-class remote breaks of wild Panama Pacific Coast!

A commitment to sustainability and stewardship is at the core of the facilities, infrastructure and operation of Islas Secas, ensuring one of the most fantastic eco escapes on Earth!

Ready to surf in Panama?

Casitas

Sanctuary of modern comfort and barefoot luxury, the Casitas are nestled in tropical gardens with astounding views, giving guests privacy and intimacy at all times of the day and night.

From your personal casita, immerse yourself in the jungled wilderness
and gaze at the turquoise waves.


Each breezy outpost, from Casita Grande to the bohemian tented casitas, is designed to fully connect you with your natural surroundings! They are enveloped in lush vegetation, with sensational ocean views, broad terraces and thatched or canvas cabanas, and relaxed, barefoot-chic interiors to hide away in tropical seclusion at its best.

The Cuisine

The unique cathedral-like Terraza is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy locally sourced dishes prepared with Panamanian flare. You’ll delight in freshly made, mouth-watering dishes using the finest local ingredients!

Menus change daily using the freshest ingredients, the catch-of-the-day and just-picked produce. Sunset barbecues, beach picnics and room service in the Casitas can also be arranged upon request.

The beachside lounge overlooks the bay and it’s the perfect meeting point for cocktails before dinner!

Adjacent to the Terraza is Balboa Bar. With handcrafted panel interiors and displays of historic maps and local artwork, it’s a perfect place to relax with a book, enjoy an aperitif or post-dinner nightcap.

Activities

Remote and unknown to all but the most intrepid, Islas Secas is an idyllic base from which to undertake countless activities and adventures!
Snorkel or dive amidst the aquatic wonders of the Gulf of Chiriquí; explore the biodiversity of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Coiba National Park, encounter the migrating Humpback whales, fish the world-class storied waters of Hannibal Bank and Islas Montuosa or join a Naturalist tour to spot rare flowers and birds. The dedicated Adventure Concierge will help you select the activities that will best connect you with nature in its purest form.

Spa

With holistic treatments fusing ancient traditions and the latest innovations, The Spa at Islas Secas is a haven of serenity and seclusion. Get pampered in the wellness tents immersed in the jungle. From their secret-garden setting, surrounded by gnarled, over-draped trees, to the island-sourced products in the spa treatments, breathe deep and enjoy the elements. Daily complimentary Morning yoga sessions and breathwork classes are available in outdoor locations.

Wildlife

The archipelago of Islas Secas is home to over 750 species of fish, 50 species of birds and 128 species of plants. During your stay, you’ll have unparalleled access to one of the world’s most vibrant natural environments.
Explore the diversity of our Panama island ecosystem and get up close and personal with everything from giant manta and eagle rays, pods of dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, vast schools of tropical fish and humpback whales, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Mangrove Black Hawk, Peregrine Falcon and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird!

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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