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Enjoy watching the waves from your porch
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Living room
Explore the area. You might also get to see the howler monkeys.
Howler Monkey
Kayak the nearby lagoon system
Enjoy a low tide bike on the incredible 18 mile beach.
Hiking near Cerro Punta in Amistad Park
Eat local and fresh!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
David, Chiriqui Province

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MeOnVacat...
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice condo at the beach”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The condo was nice, clean and well cared for. The owner clearly cares about providing her guests with a nice, comfortable stay. The furniture is nice, the beds are nice, the fridge is large, there is a patio, there is clean drinking water, it is on the first floor so you don't have to take luggage up to the 3rd floor and the directions from David are extremely detailed (down to the nearest 1/100th KM!). My biggest hesitation before going there was that the picture of the pool was not a good picture and I was worried that it might be terrible. The pool was very nice. It was large and had a large portion that was about 1 foot deep and there were plenty of chairs and lounge chairs. I cannot give the condo 5 stars because Playa Barqueta didn't totally fit MY definition of paradise but it might fit YOUR definition of paradise. It was quite hot so we limited our midday activities. The beach is wide (150 feet at low tide?), endless, deserted and flat (easy for walking). The downside is that everyone tells you, "Don't get drowned by the undertow." I'm not sure what percentage of people die but when you listen to haters it makes it sound like 100%. The beach is so flat you'd think you could play around and have some fun in the water but we decided to not have our 9 year old out there taking his chances. So, if your definition of paradise includes playing freely in the ocean this location does not fit your definition. However, if you are looking for a remote beach and a nice place to stay this just might be paradise for you. Two traveling tips: The directions start from the "Rey" grocerty store in David. Do your grocery shopping for the entire trip right there. If you forget anything you're looking at a 30 minute drive back to town. There is a tiny grocery about 5 minutes from Playa Barqueta but if you need a weeks worth of groceries you want to load up at Rey. Make a list in advance. Condos don't always have oil, butter, spices, etc... so try to think of everything. Tip 2: The condo owner (Nina?) arranged a fishing trip and jungle adventure for us w/ a local guy (sorry his name escapes me right now). The fishing didn't work out but we saw 3 families of (poop throwing) howler monkeys. That was awesome and although the monkeys hit me w/ some branches they missed us with the poop. We'll never forget that!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Alaska
Reviewed 24 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Florida
Reviewed 26 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Management Response
26 Sep 2013
Hi Rose. I am happy to hear you had a nice vacation. Thank you so much for your review and for reporting the microwave problem to my manager Craig. We always want to make sure everything is in perfect working order and have called the electrician to repair the microwave. We hope to see you again.
Nina
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Roseann W
Lake Placid, Florida
1 review
“Extremely nice ocean front rental that is quiet and peaceful.”
Reviewed 17 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Everything was very nice. The TV took a few minutes to understand how to work even with the directions. There was no CD player. However the beds were comfortable and the condo was very clean. The microwave needed some repair. The caretaker, Craig, was very helpful in giving out helpful hints and information about the area.

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Liked best: The area was peaceful and quiet. The people were very helpful and friendly.
Liked least: The roads were full of pot holes.
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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