Enjoy Las Lajas, Playa Las Lajas and surroundings
1. Playa Las Lajas:
After a drive of just 12 minutes, you will reach our fabulous Playa Las Lajas from your accommodation in the countryside. The 14 kilometer long sandy beach is one of the longest continuous beaches in Central America and offers you on many days an exhilarating wave bath in the warm Pacific. It is not unusual to have the feeling that you are the only vacationers in Panama, because at times the beach is deserted and belongs only you. One of the most special thing about this beach is that you can enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, something you can only witness on only a few beaches in the world. Pelicans, parrots, iguanas and even turtles are often seen here and so a chilly day at the beach sometimes turns into a real nature experience. Take a long walk on this beach, ride the waves on a bodyboard or just relax in the sun.
2. Jardin Botanico Las Lajas Adentro:
In the Lajas Adentro Botanical Garden, visitors can observe different species of tropical plants from all over Central America and a wide variety of butterflies. The heart of this garden is a huge pond with aquatic plants and gorgeous native flowers. A beautiful botanical garden with landscaped paths, benches to rest and accessible paths also for people with reduced mobility invite you to linger and dream. Inside the botanical garden there is a nursery that guarantees the preservation of this unique place. Here nature lovers can also buy a piece of the garden in the form of plant pots to take home.
3. La Isleta (about 20 minutes by car from Las Lajas):
If you want to break out of the routine and do something unique and different and enjoy exquisite gastronomy and service, this is the place! "La Isleta Agro Resort" is located in the province of Chiriquí and is a 70 hectare farm with an excellent restaurant right in nature. Cross green meadows, waterfalls, swamps, streams and experience the unique Santiago River. Here you can climb to higher levels to enjoy endless panoramic views, meet different species of birds. In short, this is a total immersion in nature with all its greenery and splendor. You can take a wonderful breath here and enjoy pure life! Pura Vida en Panama! For a sporty adventure, there are kayaks for rent, so you can enjoy the incredible biodiversity and the wonderful climate directly on the river. It is not uncommon to meet curious caimans and river crocodiles. "La Isleta" also offers other tours, including artisanal fishing tours along the river and estuaries. And if you love surfing, you can go to La Silva de Afuera or Morro Negrito, where there is an internationally known surf spot. Naturalmente Panama will be happy to help you with any inquiries or to organize tours for you!
4. El Nancito (about 20 minutes by car from Las Lajas):
If you are traveling to Panama, you should definitely visit El Nancito in our beautiful Chiriquí region. Here there is an exciting archaeological park - "the Petroglifo El Nancito", where you can take a walk through the archaeological findings of this region. Here you will learn about the indigenous people of Central America and you can enjoy spectacular views of the breathtaking landscape, coastline, islands and open sea. It is the largest park in eastern Chiriquí, where you will find interesting and representative petroglyphs from Panama's past, located about 200 meters above sea level and scattered throughout the area on volcanic rock.
5. Cocaleca tours- horseback riding on the beach of Las Lajas:
Unforgettable horseback rides directly on the beach - it's hard to enjoy this varied nature and the endless Pacific Ocean more beautifully. Simply sit back and enjoy to the fullest. On the back of these majestic animals you let the sea breeze waft around your nose and become one with the surroundings. Just like the real vaqueros (Central American cowboys) you can experience the feeling of freedom and discover one of the longest beaches with its breathtaking surroundings. Professional riders and experienced guides will take you through this unforgettable experience, adapting to your riding style and experience. For more information and reservations, please contact the friendly team at Naturalmente Panama!
6. Boat tours in the Marina National Park Chiriquí (about 1 hour by car from Las Lajas):
In total, Marina National Park Chiriquí includes 25 islands and 19 beautiful coral reefs. Here you will also encounter trophic palms and gorgeous beaches. Howler monkeys, tiger herons, green iguanas and many other animal species are at home on the islands. The turquoise waters surrounding the islands are home to intact reefs and a variety of fish. Perfect places for snorkeling or diving are located between the islands and in numerous quiet bays. Marina Park is also home to other impressive marine life such as hawksbill and leatherback turtles, hammerhead sharks, whitetip reef sharks, manta rays and dolphins. Bullhead whales calve just offshore from August to November, showcasing their breathtaking size and beauty.
Boca Chica, a small fishing village on the mainland, your boat will take you to the often deserted island paradises. At Boca Chica, several rivers flow into the sea, creating a labyrinth of mangroves. The mangroves are the perfect place to observe birds and reptiles on a tour in a kayak. Across the bay from Boca Chica is Boca Brava, a large island with abundant biodiversity, several hiking trails and white sand beaches. Some of the park's most beautiful islands are further out. These include San José Island, Bolaños Island, Gámez Island and Parida Island. Most of these islands can be reached by boat in just one hour. Some of the farthest islands, including Secas Island and Los Ladrones Island are surrounded by crystal clear waters. Deep sea fishing is also very popular in this area and is offered by some tour agencies. We will be happy to assist you in organizing your next enchanting vacation.