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PLAYA SANTA CLARA

What a great surprise


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After Isla Taboga I was still looking to get away from the city, and, since I could not find a tour company that already had a group that I could join set up to go to visit the Embera' Indios village, I decided to take another day trip to the beach. I found out about Santa Clara beach on internet.
It's about a hour and a half bus ride away from the city, passed the more commercial and less beautiful beach of Coronado.
When I got to the beach I was amazed by it's beauty.
It's a huge beach: maybe 100 yards deep and a mile long. The sand is sugar white, the water is turquoise blu and warm.
Some little waves, great for swimming.
I was alone with 2 couples of young panamanians boifriends and girlfriens next to my hut and a small group of 4/5 canadians. It was just great!
The beach has 2 restaurants, I went to Las Veraneras for lunch but I rented the rancho(thatched hut), 2 hammocks and 2 chairs from the establishment next to it. I don't know why, but the kid saw that I was disappointed that he did not have lunge chairs, so he decided to charge me 5 bucks instead of 10 for the rancho plus 2 hammocks and he also added 2 chairs. Not that I needed al that, but it was nice that he tried to make me happy somehow. So later I told him I'd give to him few more bucks for being so kind.
I enjoied the day in this little corner of paradise.
I don't know why, but I do not have any photos of this place. who knows what I did with them.
So you gotta trust my word: going to Santa Clara beach was a great score.

Posted by thonyc1968 18:40

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