Calypso ferry Taboga Panama After being a few days in Panama, right next to the ocean, with hotel room view on the Pacific, it was finally time to go to a beach. I did choose my hotel, the Radisson Panama Canal, partially because despite its remote location from the center, it is right next to the pier of the Balboa yacht club, which offers ferry to some island, such as the Taboga express. After having asked the day before the reception how it works, I woke up and went on time to the place where I was supposed to buy tickets. Looking on internet, I saw only the fast one, the Taboga express fast ferry, which takes 30minutes and run several times per day, for $20 round trip, and departs from Flamenco island behind the duty free. The trip with Taboga island ferry is pretty nice, with a great view on the skyline all along, as the island is not really far. Getting a bit away from the Panama canal entrance, we start passing between all the cargo boats that are waiting their turn to cross the canal, a very unique and beautiful experience. Arriving at Taboga island, we can see how pristine the water seems, compared to Panama city, which basically doesn't have any nice sand beach. Swimming in the Pacific ocean, the water is beautiful, very transparent, and the temperature is just perfect. Some groups around are playing music on what must be Bluetooth speakers, and there is a great ambiance on the beach, everyone being friendly and seeming happy.