Isla del Rey (aka Isla Rica) is the biggest of Pearl Islands - an archipelago located in the Gulf of Panama.
- The island has a total area of 234 km2 (90 ml2) and a population around 2,000. The isle's current name is more with regard to Christ the King than to a secular king.
- Isla del Rey features four towns, including San Miguel (population around 1,000), La Esmeralda (pop around 500), La Ensenada (pop around 100) and La Guinea (pop around 100). It is larger than all other Pearl Islands combined. Isla del Rey is also the Panama's 2nd largest isle - following Coiba Island.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1475-1519) was the first European to discover the isle in October 1513 during his innitial Pacific Ocean expedition. He could only see the isles from afar, as poor weather prevented the canoes from landing. De Balboa named the island "Rich Island" (Isla Rica).
Isla del Rey cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Isla del Rey dock (anchor) at San Miguel - port town on the northwestern coast.
The Isla del Rey cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Isla del Rey, Pearl Islands, Panama.
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