Playa La Barqueta
Playa La Barqueta
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Don Crafts
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful beach, peaceful and amazing sunset. Nice and friendly people. Perfect spot for surfers. Resort and restaurants nearby.
Written 8 November 2023
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Don Crafts
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Nov 2022 • Friends
Great experience perfect beach for relaxing. The beach is not crowded and still developing so good vs the city night life. Restaurants nearby. La Barqueta is the longest beach in Panama on the Pacific Ocean.
Written 5 November 2022
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Trent316
Fort Erie, Canada12 contributions
Sep 2022
Not my favourite beach. The sand is grey and most important, it has dangerous rip tides. The place looks abandoned. I wouldn't go there again.
Written 3 November 2022
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Andrea Y
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Oct 2022 • Couples
Beautiful ocean front condos gated communities. People are super friendly and kind. We met a few people whose been living there for several years from the USA and Canada. Some are snowbirds. We love the area and ended up buying a condo not only because it's oceanfront, but because it's quite and behind is a farmland. Yet it's only 30 minutes to David second largest city in Panama so if we need Necessities or in case of emergency, it's convenient. Most beach communities in Panama are too far from the city.
Written 22 October 2022
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MLSOBG
Madison, WI99 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We ended up in David because we were looking at potential ex-pat communities for the future. David has little going for it, as far as we could tell. Hot, crowded, not very well-kept as far as all we saw, and NO road signs anywhere. We read in Trip Advisor that Playa la Barqueta was a top attraction, so we felt it was our best option. Thanks to a phone GPS (critical in this area) we were able to get our way to Playa Barqueta through several not-great roads, about a 35-40 minute drive from David. We arrived and even saw a brown “official” sign pointing us to Playa la Barqueta. Followed the sign 1/4 mi and came to fenced off roads. A kindly gentleman sitting there tried to explain that it was closed, not the beach, and pointed us the other direction; all the signs said “private property.” We turned and went back the other way as directed. There were a few small hotels and some very rustic restaurants, but an abandoned looking parking area strewn with trash and broken glass, but it seemed unattached to anything so we parked and headed down to the ocean. There were a few thatch-covered areas near the beach with sparse benches all lined up in them, facing the magnificent Pacific waves. Odd, but welcomed shade. There seemed to be a strange assortment of random small groups of people with coolers, dogs, and snacks all enjoying the beach and the surf. We still weren’t clear that we weren’t trespassing, but everyone there seemed casual about it. We tried to ask a bartender at one of the rustic restaurants and I think he said that this was the public beach, otherwise hotels or residences (which we could also see.). The point is, this is sparse, confusing, not well-marked and you’re better off booking a hotel room at Las Olas or somewhere else if you really want a nice beach experience. We enjoyed seeing the surf, but there seem to be NO public facilities and the entire area seems not to be as advertised. Also dirty. Beware!
Written 25 October 2019
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Playa La Barqueta - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)