CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget the list of "places to see before they disappear" – a new Panama resort invites luxury adventure travelers to explore an extraordinary island wilderness that won't be fading any time soon.
Adjacent to a national marine park in Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui, Isla Palenque is a 400-acre jungle island where a new luxury resort opens next week. The first guests arrive February 14 to become pioneers of an experience that is without peer or precedent: The Resort at Isla Palenque represents Central America's only private island ecoresort with sustainability at its core and a menu of amenities to rival those of the best luxury hotels worldwide. From the environmentally sensitive design, which has been honored by the IUCN for biodiversity conservation, to its luxurious offerings, every aspect of the resort celebrates Isla Palenque's natural beauty and privileged location.A new video created using timelapse technology and filmed entirely on Isla Palenque conveys the undiscovered character of the region, which guests of the Panama resort are soon to experience firsthand. "Isla Palenque was almost completely wild when we acquired it," says Benjamin Loomis, visionary entrepreneur behind The Resort at Isla Palenque, "and our low-impact design nestles the rooms and residences into coastal jungle areas overlooking the uninhabited archipelago beyond, encouraging guests to respect the surrounding wilderness while basking in its surreal beauty." The chic accommodations integrate with their lush surroundings by way of passive design strategies that succeed in perching the rooms among ten-story jungle trees, offering views into the canopy and Chiriqui Gulf through floor-to-ceiling windows and slide-away glass doors. Local guides lead guests through the island's five distinct ecosystems and into the surrounding Gulf for island-hopping, snorkeling, sportfishing and diving.