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Reviewed April 19, 2019

This place was awesome. 10$ for the four of us, gave us our picnic table under a little cabana with a hammock. The beach is clean and so big.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Cmoija
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been to 5 beaches in panama and this was the best. Loved the cabanas. Loves the hammocks. The food was good (it wasn’t hot enough and took a while to come) and the beach was NOT rocky. I can’t wait to go back.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

We had a great VRBO right on the beach, nested among fishing boats and families. The beach was perfect for walking, swimming, sand castles etc. An Eastern facing beach on the Pacific as my son noted. Not too developed but with some outdoor eating establishments...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Can rent chairs/umbrellas, also a few restaurants on the beach. The fish market is nearby, and only about 35 minutes from Coronado.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

The waves aren't to big, but the undertow is pretty strong. Still loved it. There were enough chairs, cabanas, or hammocks for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We spent a few hours on the beach, swimming, walking down to one end and watching the fishermen bring in their catch on a weekday. There was hardly anyone else there and it was perfect. However, I understand that changes significantly on weekends and holidays.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank CoolCouple99
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Nice white sand clean water. Noticed rip currents when tide changing. Great place to watch fishing boats returning.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Christine B
Reviewed November 10, 2017

One of the only beaches we found that rented chairs and umbrellas. Try the Tortugas Beach Bar and Grill. Yummy fish dishes and cheap drinks. It's right on the beach.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank YaylaManager
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Best and favorite beach of many people. Many restaurant bars. Beautiful sand and little garbage. The water is just the right temperature and wonderful to play in. Check Tide Alerts and especially this year, be careful with High Tides. Great place to spend the day.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Schipblack
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Coming from a Caribbean Island, I'm kind of picky when it comes to beaches, This one was OK. The best part was the service and the ambience (huts with hammocks to chill out...yep!). Our waiter was attentive and the prices were unbeatable ($1.25 for an...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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