Three million years ago, North and South America were still divided by the Ocean. After great geological activity, the islands of the Pearl Archipelago were created. These are a group of 200 islands, many of them small and uninhabited, located 48 km off the Pacific coast of Panama. Many famous pearls, including La Peregrina (31 carats pear-shaped), were found in the area, which led to the name Las Perlas to this archipelago. < span style = "color: #ffffff;"> The most popular island is Contadora and its name has a historical meaning that originated with the pearl fishermen and the place where they counted them before sending them to Spain-La Contadora. span > Its tourism development began in the late sixties. For its beauty, tranquility and service, the island quickly acquired tourist renown. Over many years, Contadora Island has played host to many historical events: the founding of the Contadora Group in 1974, the negotiations of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties in 1977, the meetings of ministers of the Contadora Group in 1978, the signing of the “Contadora Peace Accords” that established peace in Central America and the Shah’s asylum. from Persia in 1981, as well as by other statesmen, writers and artists. It is also well known for its pre-Columbian ruins, there are still memories of previous civilizations and archaeological sites scattered around the island. Later and after the closure of the largest of the island’s hotels, tourism declined in the area, but the beauty of the environment continued to grow. Currently the is They have once again won the attention of both foreign and national tourism, as well as that of investors, thanks to its beauty and proximity to Panama City, it is ideal to rest or enjoy a getaway. Also in recent years the popularity of these islands has been reinforced by having been chosen for several seasons by famous reality shows such as “Survivor”, The Island, …. They also appeared in the series television station and The Real Swiss Family Robinson.