Las Lajas, beaches and mangroves in the province of Chiriqui, Panama

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In the province of Chiriqui, there are Las Lajas, an extensive beach of 15 kilometers long, and kilometers of mangroves that house various species of fauna, plants and trees. Although its greatest attraction is tranquility, an area of ​​Panama liberated by the time of a mass tourism that comes to transform and change the environment.

The average temperature in Las Lajas is usually high, approximately 30 degrees, which in the central hours of the day can rise even more. Its beach and the mangroves that surround it are a true natural treasure.

At the moment, tourism has not arrived en masse, for this reason the tranquility and tranquility reigns throughout the beach. Given the dimensions of it, you can be completely walking alone for miles without anyone around you. Due to the growth of the corregimiento in recent years, Las Lajas is divided into three sub-districts, Las Lajas, Las Lajas Adentro and Santa Fe.

Las Lajas Beach, Chiriqui, Panama

How do you get to Las Lajas
If you are in San José de David, second city by importance of Panama, you arrive in an hour and a half, taking a deviation from the Panamericana. In case you arrive from Panama City, also arrive by the Panamericana, in a journey of about 6 hours, depending on the traffic conditions for the always busy Pan-American, it can be extended much more.

What activities to do in Las Lajas
In addition to the baths and long walks along its beach, you can make itineraries on horseback, snorkeling and diving, and other water activities. If you arrive by car, you can visit some nearby beaches such as Boca Chica and Playa Hermosa, on Boca Brava Island. They are beaches that leave the same mangroves towards the sea. On the island you can see several families of monkeys that live there. Another point that is worth visiting is the Ensenada de Chuchecal, a bay that when the tide is low you can go several kilometers to the center of the inlet. Highly recommended to visit the town of Nancito, 30 kilometers from the beach of Las Lajas.


Las Lajas Beach, Chiriqui, Panama

With its 220 meters above the level, you have panoramic views over the mangroves of Las Lajas, and the other reason is to visit the park of petroglyphs, many archaeologists have visited these relics of the past, and very little they have managed to find out about their origin . In Nancito you can not miss the Cascada Escondida, a waterfall that emerges in a place of exuberant vegetation.

In the Gulf of Chiriquí, you can visit the National Marine Park, with an area of ​​150 square kilometers that includes several marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs, mangroves, and where you can see iguanas, monkeys and many other species. From August to October, humpback whales, hammerhead sharks and many dolphin families, cross by their water. On the beaches rest several species of sea turtles that stop in this natural park.