Saturday, September 11, 2010

Las Tablas Panama For Peace And Quiet

Guest post By Tyler Ramos

If you like the idea of vacationing somewhere quiet yet heavenly, visit Panama. There is no good reason the general tourist public has ignored towns like Las Tablas on the Azuero Peninsula, but they have. Make the most of quiet beaches and inexpensive touring while you still can. The hotel chains will be here before long.

Visitors will notice an old-fashioned atmosphere about the place. Locals travel by horseback in many instances, wearing traditional hand-embroidered clothes which local artisans make. The Los Santos Province culture is largely agrarian and the town acts as a business centre Nuario Mountain is close as well.

Other towns to try include Chitre and Los Santos. They demonstrate a more intense mix of urbanity and old-fashioned influences, with more cars for example. A short flight takes you to Pedasi for fishing tours.

The sea is focal to Panama tourism. Wind surfing and fishing are just two popular sports. Catch amberjack, grouper, yellow fin tuna and more. Naturalists know Isla Cana for its turtle population and the chance to see some hatching during a well-timed visit. Take a boat trip to Isla Iguana to go snorkeling, diving or bird-watching. Book a nature tour or organize one for yourself.

Las Tablas hosts a spring carnival. If you come at the wrong time for their event, there could be another one happening in the region soon. Though colorful and fun, these are also busy times when hotel rooms are scarce and more expensive than otherwise. Other cultural attractions include ornate cathedrals featuring stained glass windows. Also stop by Museo Herrera for a glimpse of pre-Colombian artifacts.

Panama City is a few hours away by car, but visitors do not need a huge city centre to find life. Las Tablas features all of the amenities visitors of every age could need. There are supermarkets, gaming, bars and discos, plus places to plug in your computer for internet connection charged at an hourly rate. Considered a safe country, hospitals are close. This should reassure even the most worried parent.

Finding a hotel is not hard, but they are often small affairs with just a few rooms. This being said, they are also comfortable and inexpensive. Pasada Del Mar provides beachfront bed and breakfast accommodation ten miles from town and just five rooms. Rooms at Hotel La Luna, also on Playa Uverito, provide air conditioning (critical during the hot weather for those unaccustomed) TV, pool and internet. Staff will happily give tourism advice.

City hotels are another option. They situate visitors close to all modern conveniences, including shops with internet access charged per hour. Night life with music and gaming is also available. Do your souvenir shopping, eat local food or check out a place that serves a familiar and comforting dish: pizza.

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