VENEZUELA - ISLA SECAS

Location

Islas Secas Resort sits upon sixteen pristine, jungle-clad volcanic islands located in the Pacific Ocean, twenty-five miles west of mainland Panama.

The Fishing

Year round, the romance of Latin America invites travelers from all over the world. Panama has emerged as a destination for anglers to not only enjoy the spectacular fishing, but the stunning beauty and other recreational possibilities.

These islands are home of incredible fishing for billfish, dorado, tuna, sailfish, marlin and wahoo. Inshore fishing also includes cubera snapper, amberjack, grouper, dogtooth snapper and a number of others. Anglers equipped with a fly rod find equal success hooking and landing many of these beautiful finned creatures. When you don't have a rod in your hand, snorkeling, whale watching and surfing will keep you out in these gorgeous waters.

As the secret retreats of Latin America have slowly been found out, these islands of Panama remain more than a little known gem, but a full-blown treasure that's now yours to discover.

Fly Fishing Panama Islas SecasIslas Secas is a boutique resort amid 16 secluded private tropical islands, designed for active people who appreciate private, pristine surroundings, tasteful, comfortable accommodations and excellent food and drink. Islas Secas offers the ultimate adventure vacation in tranquil natural beauty with fishing, swimming, snorkeling, whale watching, surfing, and more. Your private island resort awaits you.


  • The ultimate in private retreat vacations
  • Top-notch guided fishing for several species
  • Impressively luxurious accommodations
  • Couples and family friendly with countless non-fishing adventures

Trip Information

Documents Required

For United States citizens, a valid passport is required to enter the Republic of Panama and the expiration date must be valid 6 months prior to Arrival. Your airline will sell you a Panamanian tourist card before departing the United States for Panama upon presentation of your passport. Guests coming to Panama from countries other than the United States must check with officials in their respective homelands as to what documents are required to enter the Republic of Panama. Be advised that required documentation is subject to revision; what was acceptable last month or last year may not be acceptable on the dates you are traveling. It is your responsibility to check with the airline or your travel agency about any changes that may have been made by the Government of Panama that would require any additional information or documents. For up to date information on Passports, Visas, etc. you can log onto http://www.travel.state.gov

Boats and Equipment

The lodge has a fleet of three twin-diesel Sport Fisherman: A 31 foot Berrtram, a 28 foot Albermarle and a 30 foot Phoenix. The lodge has first-rate gear in the boats and everything that is required to enjoy a day on the water is provided

Species

billfish, dorado, tuna, sailfish, marlin, wahoo, snapper, amberjack, grouper

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Season

December to May

Capacity

8 anglers

Accommodations

To ensure privacy and minimize impact to Las Secas' pristine environment, accommodations are limited to 7 casitas. Typically, there are no more than 14 guests on the islands with an equal number of staff members. The casitas are designed to be comfortable yet low impact on the environment. Islas Secas has chosen "yurts" as the ideal compromise. Each casita is on an oceanfront cove with views of the crystal clear waters and the surrounding bays and islands. All casitas have a queen-size bed, a mini-bar with ice cold drinks and a full bathroom. The largest casita has a fully equipped kitchen.

By design, none of the casitas have phones, television or radio. Meals are served in the cocina (kitchen in Spanish), which overlooks a large cove. Meals are delicious, but simple in keeping with the traditional Panamanian style, which favors chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables and other fresh locally sourced seasonal delights. Meals can also be delivered to your casita with one-hour advance notice. To make this island retreat all the more luxurious, enjoy a relaxing massage and pamper yourself with a professional spa service.

Getting There

Guests will fly into Panama City and overnight in the city. If a flight can be booked that arrives in Panama City before 1:30 pm, it is possible to reach the lodge on your arrival day. Guests will be met at the airport, escorted to the hotel, and are taken early the next day to Albrook Domestic Airport, where you will take a 1 hour flight up to David, Panama's second largest city. Upon arriving in David, guests will then be met by a representative of the lodge where you will then be transferred to the Port of Pedregal, which is about a 15 minute taxi ride. From the port, it is a 1 hour ride in the lodge water taxi (beer, soda, diet soda and bottled water on board) down a scenic inland waterway to Isla Secas. If the flight is early enough, a partial day of fishing can begin around 2 pm that day.

What's included

  • VIP Airport service in Panama City. This includes VIP greeting where you will be escorted to the VIP lounge while your luggage is retrieved and processed through customs and all car service to and from airports and hotels in Panama City and David and roundtrip boat charter to Islas Secas
  • Number of nights accommodations as specified in booking
  • Number of days guided fishing as specified in booking
  • All meals and open bar while at Isla Secas

What's not included

  • Round trip airfare to Panama City
  • Hotel in Panama City
  • Meals while in Panama City
  • 7% Panamanian taxes
  • Coiba National Park fishing permit fees
  • Gratuities to staff
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 4% fuel surcharge

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