Dear Luke and Leia,
With your uncle Andrew visiting us here in Panama City, we decided to take a day trip to Isla Grande. Isla Grande is a Caribbean island about an hour's drive away.
Our Isla Grande day trip
After heading east away from the canal and crossing the continental divide, we found the shuttle boats for the short 10-minute ride to the island.
Isla Grande is rather small and because it is close to the mainland it creates a large surf that draws the surfing crowd. It drew us because of the picturesque surroundings. We love tropical islands. The east side of the island had rocky cliffs whereas the west side had calm surf and a nice beach.
Andrew climbed out onto the rocks for a beautiful view into the sea. Around him the waves crashed onto the shore, lifting spray high into the air.
Other people think it is a good place to relax.
Lunch on Isla Grande
We found a wonderful seaside restaurant and enjoyed some delicious, freshly-caught fish.
While we ate we watched island visitors take selfies of themselves with the waves and Isla Grande's Catholic cross in the background.
The day is getting late so we must jump on a boat back to the mainland for our trip home. I hope you like my photos of Isla Grande. We think it is beautiful here. It makes a relaxing day trip out of Panama City that many tourists don’t know about. This is really a local spot. Boy, are they missing out on a good time and wonderful views.
Nana and Pap
P.S. – If you have Pinterest you can click the top left of any photos in our story to add them to your Pinterest boards. We would actually like that a whole lot.