Nueva Gorgona

Nueva Gorgona
Town and corregimiento
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; -79.87000
Country Panama
ProvincePanamá Oeste
 • Land19.9 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
 • Total4,075
 • Density204.9/km2 (531/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)

Nueva Gorgona is a town and corregimiento in Chame District, Panamá Oeste Province, Panama with a population of 4,075 as of 2010.[1] Its population as of 1990 was 1,980; its population as of 2000 was 3,140.[1]

Nueva Gorgona is 79 km west from Panama City on the Pan American Highway (about one hour drive). It is located between the towns of Chame and Coronado, 5 minute drive from either town. Gorgona's beaches and proximity to Panama city have attracted interest from developers. 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 can have an undertow in some areas.

It has become a tourist destination for locals and ex-pats as described in more detail in WikiVoyage.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cuadro 11 (Superficie, población y densidad de población en la República...)" [Table 11 (Area, population, and population density in the Republic...)] (.xls). In "Resultados Finales Básicos" [Basic Final Results] (in Spanish). National Institute of Statistics and Census of Panama. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Nueva Gorgona – Travel guide at Wikivoyage". Retrieved 2023-10-10.

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