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“What a sad place .....”
Review of Playa Veracruz

Playa Veracruz
Ranked #76 of 172 things to do in Panama City
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Panama
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“What a sad place .....”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

This used to be the stomping ground for the Military Americans based here. Slowly over time and even more so in the last 5 years, this stretch of beach is now dirty, filled with broken glass scattered everywhere ( although the authorities are trying to ban bottles on the beach) good luck with that. The locals that come here treat this place as they do everywhere else, like their personal garbage bin. Sad really as there are some good little restuarants here. There is also a high crime rate over this side of the bridge so be warned you will be stopped going in and coming out of the beach area by police looking for weapons, etc. Suggest to visitors to keep your trip there in the daytime.

Visited July 2012
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Panama City, Panama
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice beach but . . .”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Playa Veracruz is a beach on what was the back side of Albrook Air Force. It has a lot of little bars and restaurants that are on the beach. It can be very crowded on the Weekends. At different times of the year you can find shells. There are a lot of little areas around the beach that do not have sewer systems so the water there is questionable. I would not go swimming. When there is a VERY low tide you can walk to the island. Be careful as when the tide comes in it will come around the island from your back. If you wait too long when you want to come back the water will be deeper than you expected.

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Dan Y
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Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Don't like the sand.”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Eating near the beach is good. But I went to Isla Contadora first and I found there beautiful beaches, in comparison Playa Veracruz is not good for me.

Visited September 2012
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DFW, TX
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Vera Cruz Beach”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Number of little ranchitos on the beach where you can eat, water is polluted so swimming is NOT RECOMMENDED. I'm limited on fotos but one I have a couple at the new ranchito which is a nice facility with good food, prices & service. The pueblo of Vera Cruz west of the beaches is to be avoided, especially at night!

Visited January 2012
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Koksijde, Belgium
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“as tourist, you'll appreciate other beaches”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

this is a beach for the local people with little specials to see. No particular reason to visit as tourist. Panama definitely has other places to see.

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5 Thank werner V
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