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Las Lajas Beach Resort Panama
Las Lajas Beach Resort Panama. Playa Las Lajas, in San Felix, Chiriqui Province, stretching for 18 kilometers along the Pacific coastline, is one of the most popular beaches for those looking for a quiet getaway. It is about an hour and a half’s drive from the city of David, and just 14 kilometers from the town of Las Lajas, with a well-cared-for, paved access road.
It is located between the estuary of two major rivers in Chiriqui, the San Felix and San Juan Rivers, which makes it abundant in marine life, which in turn makes it ideal for spotting various migratory birds such as the kingfisher, the crested caracara and a wide variety of shorebird species.
As is true for many Pacific coast beaches, it is ideal for surfing, wakeboarding and other water sports. It has good waves and constant breezes during most of the year. Also, the lack of crowds and the unspoiled state of the beach makes it a perfect setting for just to sunbathing and enjoying a dip in the warm waters.
Several lodging options, suitable for different tastes and budgets are available. Las Lajas Beach Resort is a resort with 12 rooms with air conditioning and two queen beds in each room. All the rooms have private bathrooms, with access to the internal courtyard of the hotel, just steps away from the pool area.
The hotel also has two suites, equipped with king bed and located on the second floor of the hotel, offering spectacular ocean views and sunsets, which can be enjoyed from a private furnished balcony. They also have air conditioning, TV, CD player, private bathroom with hot water and other services that can be requested with your reservation.
The hotel has a bar and restaurant, located directly on the seafront, with stools facing the ocean. The menu offers a wide variety of seafood and various tropical cocktails, juices wines and domestic and imported beers. For more information and reservations visit www.LasLajasBeachResort.com
Another of the most recommended options in the area is the Hotel Villas La Costeña, a cozy family hotel, located a few meters from the beach. The complex comprises three separate cabins for 2, 3 and 5 guests. They are decorated in tropical style and have their own screened porch to enjoy the sea breeze.
The main cabin has a queen bed and can accommodate two guests; the second cabin, accommodates up to four people and has a queen bed, a single bed and a sofa bed, and finally the third cabin has a bunk bed, a single bed, a queen bed and a sofa bed to accommodate the whole family. All cabins are equipped with private bathrooms with hot water, full kitchen, refrigerator, kitchen appliances, air conditioning and safe.
Villas La Costeña, has a restaurant that specializes in grilled food, “picadas” (Panamanian finger food) and typical breakfast. However guests can choose to cook in their cabins. It also has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, a barbecue area available for guests’ use and a gated parking.
For more information and reservations you can contact the hotel directly to telephones 6415-4773 and 6437-2335.
So no matter if you are looking for a remote and quiet place to rest, a beach to sunbathe or simply to enjoy a long walk or horseback ride by the sea, Playa Las Lajas has what you are looking for.
By Gabriel Guandique