Panama to Welcome Adventure-Friendly Resort

The Resort at Isla Palenque, a new resort real estate project in Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui, is keying into the adventure trend by offering an array of adventure opportunities on the island's 400 acres of mature forests, lagoons and mangroves, and its surrounding waters. All kinds of water sports will be available, and visitors will have the chance to sight howler monkeys, jungle cats or tropical birds along six miles of hiking trails in the resort's tropical forests. In addition, the resort plans to offer tree-climbing, a fashionable new adventure sport similar to rock climbing, using some of the island's giant trees.

"You could vacation here for weeks and still try something new every day," says Ben Loomis, president of Amble Resorts, an ecologically sensitive real estate development company. Loomis is preparing to break ground next year on The Resort at Isla Palenque. "On our island resort, you can hike in the tropical jungle, go tree-climbing up hundred-year-old trees, scale rocky bluffs, and walk in the treetops on a series of elevated canopy walks."

Loomis says the nearby Coiba and Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Parks offer some of the most intense whale watching in the world. Other resort activities will include sea kayaking, sailing, boating, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and some of the best sportfishing in the world. Nearby day trips will offer canopy zip lining and mountain river rafting.

The Resort at Isla Palenque, will be a secluded and sustainable resort community with a unique boutique hotel, ingeniously designed residences, and sumptuous amenities.