In the waters of the Panama Bay, at only 45 minutes by boat from the capital city visitors will find the small island of Taboga, with its white sand beaches and its typical small fishing town. Along its streets once walked the impressionist painter Paul Gauguin who, prior to departing to Tahiti, sometime contemplated the purchase of a small house in this small island. One day is enough to walk its steeped streets, to enjoy the Restinga Beach, and to engage in scuba diving or snorkeling in its transparent waters or to move to the west side of the island where each year arrive more than 100 thousand pelicans. This island served as base for the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro for its excursions aimed to the empire of the Incas. The small church of San Pedro, located in the town, was founded in 1524. This island is also known as the flowers island due to the abundance of buganvilies, jasmine and roses that adorn its streets and gardens.