Playa Blanca, is located on the eastern coast of Panama known as the “Arco Seco” which has the best tropical climate in the country with mild temperatures, a lot of sun and, as its name indicates, little rain. It is located close to the fishing village of Farallón, in the province of Coclé, only a two hour drive from Panama City. It is a long and wide beach which is framed by a rocky reef and the mouth of the Farallón River.
Coclé is Panama's central province, an area with natural spaces, warm Pacific beaches and the only place in the country where you can see the famous square trees.
The region hides a beautiful love story between a warrior, a Spanish official and the princess Luba. The nearby hills, now called ‘La India Dormida', perpetuate the figure of the princess, evoking this beautiful and mysterious legend.
Do not miss out on our suggestions and enjoy your stay in Coclé, Panama.
Day 1: Sports in Playa Blanca
If you are in Playa Blanca you will surely love to enjoy the delights of resting on its sand and taking practicing water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling and recreational fishing. However, we recommend you not forget about the possibility of making the most of your time and having fun taking part in other sports for which the area offers excellent conditions, such as horseback riding and hiking.
Do not skip a visit to Farallón Island, which you can reach by taking a pleasant boat ride. The island is a rock covered with vegetation, a refuge for a host of birds and is rich in underwater life. Another marvelous alternative is to take a trip to the various fishing villages along the coast where you can learn about the lives of the locals and purchase artisan products.
To end the day, we recommend you enjoy Panamanian gastronomy at your Hotel Riu Playa Blanca, as well as the animated night time entertainment program.
Day 2: Visit the Antón Valley
An excursion through the Antón Valley is essential. It is a volcanic crater which has given birth to a natural ecosystem where you can enjoy waterfalls and hot water ponds surrounded by lush vegetation and a city in which traditional businesses and crafts flourish.