Playa La Barqueta

Yesterday we went to the beach, Playa La Barqueta. It’s about a half hour’s drive from David though the countryside and farmland.


The beaches here are beautiful! It was Saturday but except for some people at the public beach, there were very few people there. These two photos were taken in front of the resort where we went to see friends and have some lunch.


We were there in the afternoon and the sun is hot and intense, so even with sunscreen I didn’t dare stay out long. The water was a perfect temperature – warm, comfortable, but just cool enough to cool your warm skin. The sand is dark though, so shoes are recommended because it is hot.


In this photo above, these were the folks at the public beach area. The waves didn’t look that huge but they were very strong. I went out until the water was hip deep and I could barely stand against the waves coming in, and they were even stronger going back out. This beach is known for dangerous currents and rip tides so everyone was being cautious and staying fairly close to shore. Our friends told us that there are other times and other tide conditions when the currents aren’t so strong, and then it’s better for swimming.


After swimming we stopped for a beer at the little outdoor restaurant by the public beach. You can see many of the comfortable covered spots where people can sit and get out of the sun.


By the end of the afternoon it was high tide and the waves were getting quite impressive! There is nothing like sitting in the shade sipping a cold cerveza and listening to the pounding of the surf.

About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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7 Responses to Playa La Barqueta

  1. marys55 says:

    Hi Kris,
    I have spent about 5 months in a beach house on Barqueta beach, it’s nice to see the familiar photos of the beach….thanks for posting.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Love seeing your photos, Kris. What a beautiful place to live 🙂


  3. Lovely beach. We were there for the solar eclipse one year and we stayed in a little cabina on the beach. The owner happened to have paper solar eclipse glasses from an insert in a magazine, which made the experience awesome. I wonder how much the beach has changed. There weren’t too many places to stay when we were there.


  4. Snotnose says:

    Love your pics of the beach. We looked at your blog before our recent trip to Panama and actually went to this beach. Nice to see the pics 🙂 thanks for posting.


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