Yesterday we visited Boca Chica, another area on the water. We had heard it’s beautiful so we wanted to check it out, especially since it is in our general area, not more than an hour away from David. (click on any of the pictures to see them larger, and to click through the galleries)
We passed a lot of teak forests along the way.
We also passed quite a few very interesting homes! These living conditions were very, very basic. Some homes were made of split bamboo, and others looked like they were made from scraps of lumber.
We drove to the end of the road on the right where we saw the Panama Sport Fishing Lodge. There is some really good fishing in the area, and this is a place that will fix you up with a fishing excursion complete with food, lodging, and transportation from Panama City. When we were there it was very quiet. We were approached by one of a couple guys resting under a tree who offered us the services of his water taxi. This time we just wanted to get a taste of the area, but I think that sometime soon we will want to get out on the water and visit some of the islands.
On the way back from the Sport Fishing Lodge, we saw the Seagullcove Lodge and decided to stop for lunch. What a beautiful spot! It was also very quiet and since it was a bit after lunch hour, we had the dining room to ourselves. The view was amazing, and the lunch was excellent.
After lunch we headed back to the fork in the road and then to the left, to Playa Hermosa.
Actually you can drive down the road all the way to the beach, but it was steep and muddy looking so we thought it would be more sensible to park a ways up and walk down. We saw a truck emerge from the vegetation farther down the beach, drive up the beach and then up the road. There is a big house back in there so maybe this is how they get to and from their house. As we left we also saw a taxi parked up near our car, and the driver and his friend had come down to the beach to relax in hammocks under a tree. What a pleasant way to spend a bit of time between jobs.
So, I would say it was a day well spent. We discovered another lovely area and I’m sure we will be back. It was so serene and tranquil everywhere we went. The Seagullcove Lodge people told us it’s much busier in season when it’s cold up north, but we are lucky to live here so we can also enjoy these places when they are quiet.