Welcome to Isla Solarte
Isla Solarte (aka Cayo Nancy) is distinguished by Hospital Point, renowned among snorkelers for its 20m underwater wall. The island was named after the United Fruit Company hospital built here in 1900 to isolate victims of yellow fever and malaria. At the time, it was not known that these diseases were transmitted by mosquitoes. Although the hospital complex eventually included 16 buildings, it was abandoned after two decades of operation following the blight that killed all of United Fruit’s banana trees here.