Island Experiences

What our private island resort has to offer:​

Selva Terra offers more than just a holiday —  it opens travelers up to completely new opportunities and inspirations.  Surrounded by jungle and the ocean, we have numerous adventurous, inspiring, or relaxing things to do during your stay with us.

Island Experiences


What our private island resort has to offer:

Selva Terra offers more than just a holiday —  it opens travelers up to completely new opportunities and inspirations.  Surrounded by jungle and the ocean, we have numerous adventurous, inspiring, or relaxing things to do during your stay with us.

A Rich and Thriving Ecosystem

SCUBA DIVING

 

Our private island resort is equipped with its own dive centre on site so we can take you diving to the best spots in Panama. We are an environmentally friendly dive operation and have a “no touch” policy on all dives. Many of the best diving sites are in the Islands in the Gulf of Panama. The Marine National Park is home to thousands of pristine islands and unspoiled beaches. 

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Private Charters

SPORT
FISHING

 

Escape on a sport fishing trip to the Islands off Panama and experience one of the world’s most prolific Big Game Fishing grounds. 

The Gulf of Chiriquí is a treasure of Panama with Big Game Fishing at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and Isla Landrones.

Make the most out of your getaway by spending the day fishing and then come back to our all-inclusive private island resort to relax.

 
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Adventure Equipment

KAYAK, SUP & TOWING SPORTS

Complementary SUP’s and kayaks are located on our East Beach, so you can discover the magical feeling of floating around the Island in a safe and easy way and even explore the surrounding mangroves.

Also available subject to weather and swell conditions: Wakeboarding, Kite Surfing, Skurfing, Water skiing, Knee boarding, Subwing

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Private Surf Break

SURF IN PARADISE

Selva Terra has it’s own private surf beach break, just a 5 minute paddle away. Beat the crowds and famous surf spots and come surf with us in tropical paradise, without having to wait at the line up! 

The best season for Panama surf (Pacific coast) is between the months of April to August due to consistent swells from the southwest. Our beach break is perfect for beginners to intermediate surfers and offers all-year round good surfing for beginners.

We also operate surf trips to the famous Isla Silva and La Barqueta which are 1hr away by boat from our resort.

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Majestic Beasts

WHALE WATCHING

Here’s your chance to get up close to the majestic giants of the sea! Selva Terra offers a 95% success rate to see a whale between July 15 -October 1. 

As one of the few locations in the world where both northern and southern hemisphere Humpback Whales migrate, the amount of whale activity in the region is astounding.

Watch these almighty hulks breach from the water as they teach their calves to swim before continuing with their migration. Whales aren’t the only thing we spot—pods of friendly and inquisitive dolphins will occasionally come frolic and play near the boat. 

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ISLAND HOPPING AND SUNSET TOURS

The perfect way to relax and enjoy a half day could be exploring the surrounding islands. Embark on a 20 minute journey of discovery across the waters of the Gulf of Chiriquí towards the unspoiled Isla Gamez or Bolaños where the cool shade of swaying palms fan over white sandy beaches. These beaches are great for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing.

Or as the sky streaks orange, head out on a private sunset cruise and soak up the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean over a glass of wine. A relaxing, romantic and memorable way to welcome the evening.

Meet the Island Residents

HIKING trails

You will find plenty of opportunities to explore the island on our nature trail and see the howler monkeys, sloths, porcupines, butterflies and the wide variety of wildlife that live in the vegetation. If you are in the mood for a relaxing walk there is a shorter and easier trail to follow. 

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JUNGLE HORSEBACK RIDING

Our 2 hour Trek includes a short boat ride to the horse stables on Isla Boca Brava.  You may encounter monkeys and other exotic wildlife, getting the full experience of the native jungle of Panama and arrive back on our beach on horseback. Our guide navigates riders around the Island and lets you experience riding in and out of the forest. 

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Highland Tours

EXPLORE BOQUETE

Want to explore a bit more and find out what else the Gulf of Chiriqui has to offer? We offer off-island tours to Boquete, perfect for hiking and coffee lovers.

Boquete is known for great restaurants and a cool, fresh climate and pristine natural surroundings.

 

ACTIVITIES ON OFFER

*Boquete Panama Coffee Tour

*Bees and Butterflies Tour

*Boquete Panama Cloud Forest Tour

*Rafting

*Zipline and River Tour

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GOLF

Located in Boquete, we can take you to the championship-calibre Lucero golf course. Surrounded by world-famous coffee plantations and located in the cloud forest, this 18-hole adventure is a unique way to experience the beauty and richness of the Panamanian tropical highlands.

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