Nueva Gorgona

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Nueva Gorgona
Nueva Gorgona is located in Panama
Nueva Gorgona
Nueva Gorgona
Coordinates: 8°33′0″N 79°52′12″W / 8.55000°N 79.87000°W / 8.55000; -79.87000Coordinates: 8°33′0″N 79°52′12″W / 8.55000°N 79.87000°W / 8.55000; -79.87000
Country Panama
Province Panamá
Population (2008)
 • Total 1 691

Nueva Gorgona is a town in the Panamá province of Panama.


Nueva Gorgona is 79 km west from Panama City on the Pan American Highway (about one hour drive). It´s located between the towns of Chame and Coronado, 5 minute drive from either town.

Gorgona is a peaceful, relax town of about 1,400 people.

Gorgona is the closest beach to Panama City. Its proximity to the city, its beautiful beaches and its allure are being noticed by developers who are knocking at the doors.

Gorgona has 4.2 km long beach with white / black sand and turquoise waters. Gorgona possesses one of the best surfing beaches (Malibu) in the area, and a fish market. The beach is mostly calm, but have to be careful of the tide change, which causes in some areas undertow.

Gorgona has a small hotel "Hotel Gorgona Jayes" with 20 rooms surrounding two pools, restaurant and bar. There is a hostel called "Malibu Beach Hostel" with bar, pool, close to the beach.