Sustainability and stewardship is at the core of the facilities, infrastructure and operation of Islas Secas.
100% of energy consumption on island is powered by our 300-meter long solar array.
100% of guest water use is captured and reclaimed through a system that includes man-made wetlands, sand filtration system and infrared light process to provide surface irrigation.
100% of food scraps are dehydrated and used for composting as fertilizer. There is no waste.
Guest facilities were constructed with certified sustainable wood and interior woods were pressure treated with non-toxic boric acid. These high-quality materials and construction methods were used to maximize the life of facilities to reduce the frequency of future rebuilds.
No single-use plastic water bottles.
Staff rotation schedule minimizes boat transport between Islas Secas and mainland Panama.
The Islas Secas Foundation, which is funded by a private interest, supports land, water and wildlife conservation organization in the region, as well as local community programs.
Islas Secas Foundation supports Panacetacea’s whale-watching excursions and environmental and marine mammal education for local school children.
Islas Secas Foundation has supported Amigos de Bouquete to establish the Valle Escondido Solar Electric Grid, the first community electric system in the Bocas del Toro archipelago.
The Islas Secas Foundation supports Panama Audubon Society’s Aulas Verdes environmental program in Boqua Chica.