Where to stay around Pearl Islands?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 16 vacation rentals near Pearl Islands. From 5 Houses to 4 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pearl Islands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Pearl Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pearl Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Central America: 17,436 vacation rentals
  • North America: 647,541 vacation rentals
  • Contadora Island: 15 vacation rentals
  • Contadora: 16 vacation rentals
  • Saboga: 15 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Pearl Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

A hidden gem of turquoise waters and white sand beaches

Tucked into the Gulf of Panama off the country's south coast, the stunning Pearl Islands are a beach lover's dream come true. Made up of over 200 islands offering more pristine sandy stretches than you could possibly count, you're sure to leave your Pear Islands vacation rental feeling relaxed and recharged. While the islands certainly do rival pearls when it comes to their natural beauty, the name was actually given by the 16th-century Spanish Conquistadors who found an abundance of pearls when they discovered the archipelago. From whale watching to snorkeling, there's something for everyone here.

You'll have a whale of a time on the Pearl Islands

While the beaches are undeniably sublime, the islands' biggest draw is the humpback whales in the waters off the shoreline. Whale-watching excursions are in high supply, with some prime dolphin spotting thrown in as an extra treat. The diving and snorkeling are also top-notch, offering the chance to get up close and personal with huge schools of fish, dolphins, and sea turtles. Closer to shore, you can try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking, and reef fishing, or just kick back, relax, and work on your tan on one of the countless unspoiled beaches.

There's an island for everyone in your crew

With so many islands to choose from, you'll never be bored at a Pearl Island vacation rental. If you're looking for the resort experience and a relaxing beachfront meal, head to Isla Contadora, the most popular of the islands. Isla del Ray is the largest, with more than 13 pristine sunbathing beaches to choose from. Along with Isla San Jose, it's a prime spot for taking in the untouched flora and fauna of the islands. Isla Saboga offers visitors a taste of traditional island culture, plus beaches, rainforests, and fishing villages to boot.

A tale of 2 seasons: the wet and the dry

It's not a question of winter versus summer when heading to your Pearl Islands vacation rental, but rainy versus dry. Being near the equator, temperatures stay fairly consistent year round, with average temperatures in the upper 80s all year long (so leave those winter coats at home). The rainy season, typically lasting from June to November, is also peak whale-spotting season. The dry months of December to April offer clear skies and nearly 12 hours of sunshine a day. Occasionally you'll get entirely wet or entirely dry years, so check ahead before you pack.

Jungles, beaches, islands, and more islands

With nearly 250 islands and islets, most of them uninhabited, you're going to encounter plenty of wildlife at your Pearl Islands vacation rental. Famous for their humpback whales, the waters are also home to an abundance of other marine life, including schools of rainbow fish, dolphins, and turtles. On land, the lush jungles shelter everything from anteaters, deer, and wild boars, to crocodiles, iguanas, and rodents. Look up to see the owls and parrots. White sand beaches with coconut palms are also the perfect place to catch some stunning sunrises and sunsets over the turquoise waters.