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Feb 22, 2016 - Beaches at Pedasi and pictures of hotel

Even though we decided we didn't like the drive we spent the day checking out the beaches in the area. The first beach Playa Venado was about a 40 minute drive with winding roads. The Tide was out when we got there around noon so we had a farily long walk to get to the water. There were people taking surfing lessons as there was a little curl to the water. Most of the people at this hotel seemed quite young so I suspect that it would be frequented by the party crowd. We spoke with a couple from Edmonton who spent the night there and they...

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Feb 21, 2016 - Headed to Pedasi

We have heard good things about Pedasi also we have heard that the beaches are more for surfing than swimming. This area is on our list of places to check out so we decided to spend a few days here looking at rentals and beaches. The drive from our house to Pedasi was 3 hours. When you add the extra distance from Panama city it is about 4 to 4.5 hours. After arriving in Pedasi we had already decided that the drive might be too long. Barry's Lung Specialist here in Panama would be in Panama City. The road was quite narrow and winding for...

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Feb 21, 2015 - A Trip to Pedasi, Panama and Playa Venao Beach

Two backpacking young women from Germany, Sarah and Stephanie, moved into the Hostal where I'm staying last night. Since they speak perfect English we enjoyed discussing our travel plans over breakfas and found we were all heading to Pedasi and a beach for the day, but we split up, them leaving early for Las Tablas to catch a bus to Padesi and me joining Susy (my new Missouri/St. Croix friend) and her driver friend for the ride to Las Tablas to catch a bus. I should't have been so surprised, but we all ended up on the same small van/bus...

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Feb 20, 2015 - Playa Uverito, El Rincon Del Faro, Panama: Beach and Baseball

I learned theere was a beach near Santo Domingo, and wanted to check it out. Playa Uverito, in the very small town of El Rincon del Faro, about a 20 minute ride by taxi at a cost of $8. I was told it wasn't a very nice beach, but like the waterfalls in Boquete I had to see it myself. It was pretty terrible with broken glass and washed up debris, in the sand, leaves in the water and a pretty miserable one street dirt road running through town. The incoming tide caught me off guard and I had to hurry to get off the beach. But I had the best...

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Feb 19, 2015 - Santo Domingo de Las Tablas, Panama

After 3 public buses and one taxi over 5 hours of traveling I arrived at my next destination yesterday afternoon. I was aiming for Las Tableas, another Panama city I have heard about, but actually ended up booking a place about 5 miles from Las Tablas, Kimmel's Hostel, which is more like a B&B. A very nice place with lovely AIR CONDITIONED room and two outdoor covered patios with lounge chairs and 3 hammocks. This is a little plaza town and only a $3 taxi ride away from Las Tablas. Martha and her two children are fluent in both Spanish and...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Boca del Toro island Panama

Hi Everybody Missed a few days as there was not much exiting things. I left Volcano a few days ago, early took a 2 hour bus to David and from there another 5 hour to Almirante, and a 30 boat to the Island of Colon in Boca Del Toro. This is my last stop in Panama, from here I will cross the border to Costa Rica. This place is suppose to be one of the highlights of Panama, but honestly it is not much, and in general Panama did not impress me at all. It is one of those places that once is more then enough. So this island is suppose to be the...

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Feb 3, 2011 - Pedasi - Panama

February 3, 2010 I write less and less. Hhhmmmm, dunno why. Maybe I will think of something later. A few days ago I packed up all (1/2) my shit and took Electra for a run west of the city along the Panamanian coast to a village called Pedasi. A lot of gringo’s are retiring here so I thought I would check it out. The last time I was in this area was at New Years Eve when I went to Los Tablas. I bought the mask in Los Santos just north of Los Tablas. I stayed in Pedasi for two nights and explored some of the beaches around the area. There is...

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Aug 2, 2010 - Paradise found

We asked the bus driver to be dropped off on the Panamerican Highway at a town named Divisa. From there we took local buses to Chitre, then Las Tablas, then Pedasi. At that point we were looking for a nice beach area to spend our last few days before heading home. After several unsuccessful inquiries, we ran into a wonderful guy named Marco from Italy who told us about this place he was staying at about a half hour away. Marco was in town buying supplies since this place is pretty remote. We made a quick decision to run to the store for 4...

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Feb 21, 2007 - Carnival in Las Tablas, Panama

Carnival was interesting and totally crazy. It ran for 5 days from Friday to Tuesday and the whole country was partying big time. We Tried to book a hotel in Las Tablas, the most popular place for Carnival. The lady on the phone said she was fully booked so she gave us a number of a man from the Dominican Republic embassy who was renting an apartment. She gave us his name and said we may be able to share the place with him. We found the number of the embassy and, after a couple of failed attempts,managed to speak to him. HIs English was...

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