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Address: 90 min from the capital city of Panama, San Carlos, Panama
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+507 6492-7148
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Almost Private Beach

I think it was considered the off season (early September) but, with the exception of a few thunderstorms, the weather was very nice. We rented an apartment in El Palmar. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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Airmont, New York
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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great surfing spot. Lots of local activity. Clean, virtually empty, scenic. Very safe place to go but be off the beaten track.

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Panama
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Rocky beach, but lots of space to take a stroll during the day or at night and make a bonfire. The side by the Hotel has more space to take a nice long walk. If you decide to make a bonfire please make sure to take insect repellent or you'll be sorry.

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Thank Kimberly H
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

we love palmar beach. we enjoy walking on the beach at low tide and picking up shells to take home. some areas had this beautiful black sand that i never seen

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Thank taniasmith1972
Airmont, New York
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I think it was considered the off season (early September) but, with the exception of a few thunderstorms, the weather was very nice. We rented an apartment in El Palmar. There were very few people on the beach which was very nice. We went for a walk on the beach early in the morning (around 7am) and we basically had... More 

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Thank SP1_1971
Banjar, Indonesia
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57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach for surfing, or just playing in the water. The water and the beach are very clean. Not crowded. Lots of locals who are all friendly. There is a surf school right there and a restaurant. Great place to spend a day

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Thank David L
Panama City, Panama
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Its an Ok beach if you want to get out of the city. Me being from an Island were we take pride in our beaches this one is average.

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Thank Yaki622
Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The beach was ok. Condo El Palmar where we stayed was nice new And convenient. I can recomend it.you have to take every thing Because the Store is far away

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NEAR TORONTO, ONTARIO
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Small but tranquil, hidden away just a short drive from San Carlos (town) or Coronado. A quiet beach with peaceful waves and enough amenities to make your trip enjoyable. Rent a surfboard or just go for a swim if the waves are right you can learn to surf at this beautiful beach. There are restaurants aplenty and a snack bar/bar... More 

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El Palmar, Panama
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85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Great surfing and surf camp for beginners...easy to learn! Atleast give it a try...rented house on homeaway 3bed/bath wonderful family vacation when in Panama you should visit...great beach to walk for miles...during low tide..of course...keep in mind.🏄

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Thank Carmen I
New Paltz, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Rented a house at playa el palmar on home away three bed/bath super clean AC TV WiFi bargain $200 per night surfing at surf camp, pizza at Carlitos and relaxing will come again!!! Great walks on the sand not many people very good spot!

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