Playa La Barqueta, We instantly fell in love with this place after spending years vacationing in Troncones, Mexico. This beach is very similar in that it is a wide, flat beach with good surfing opportunities. You can start your day with a 8 mile ride east to the end of the beach, looking for turtle tracks and enjoying the oystercatchers, osprey, pelicans, terns and other birds. Fisherman may be putting out a few nets near the end of the beach. Pick up a coconut or maybe one of the 5" sand dollars found about 6 miles down the beach. ANAM has a turtle egg enclosure at Los Hicacos, 5 miles east with all the plots labeled with the date they were placed there for incubation. By all means, the sunrise beachwalk or bike ride is not to be missed! If the tide is high, cross the small drainage ditch in front of Las Olas, turn right at the large blue builiding and continue 1.5 miles to the lagoon entrance and a dock. Howler monkeys will be heard all along the route and you will see many many other birds enroute. (more here)



General Activities at Playa La Barqueta

Las Olas Resort local tours- regional attractions - resort activities - water sports - fishing

Playa La Barqueta activities (our own list) - panamafractional


Las Olas Surf contest and surfing video - great music!

Las Olas photo slideshow and video also on YouTube - see Anthony kiteboarding

Las Brisas video , Estrella/Golf video

Turtle release - turtle training

Boquete Area (many tour listings, websites, phone numbers) (plan some tours while you learn spanish)


Boquete Restaurants - BOA website

David Restaurants and many other links chiriquichatter Very Good!


Boquete Outdoor Adventures - best kayak trip and Boquete info around- spend time here!

Chiriqui River Rafting (rafting sea kayaking, fishing)

Aventuras Panama - many kayak and rafting options throughout Panama

Panama Rafters (misc river photos of Chiriqui Viejo and boquete area)