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Local Tip: Beers and other drinks at the beach can be overpriced. Bring a cooler and stop off at one of the supermarkets on the way to get your supplies.
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Santa Clara is located around 110 Kilometers from Panama City in Cocle Province and is very easy to get to. A reasonably short and straight drive on the Pan-American Highway will bring you to the village of Santa Clara.
The beach boasts beautiful white sand and sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. If you are visiting for the day you can rent cabanas with table’s chairs and hammocks, with a roof made from dried palm leaves. The cabanas can be rented for USD 10 for the day, including the table, two chairs and two hammocks.
On the beach there are some restaurants which offer choices of food and drinks to enjoy in the restaurant itself of take away back to your cabana. You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks to the beach and it is recommended to bring a cooler.
Basic facilities such as toilets and showers are available on the beach for USD 0.50. If you are staying in a hotel you can of course use the facilities there.
If you are looking to spend the night in Santa Clara there are accommodation options. You can find hotels, bed and breakfasts and can even rent the hammocks on the beach for the night if you want to sleep outdoors.
The beach is never very busy and if you go during the week the only people you are likely to see is the fishermen in their small boats out on the ocean. Here you really can enjoy a relaxing get away, perfect for walking along the sand and swimming in the sea.
110km West from Panama City, CocleView Larger Map
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