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“as tourist, you'll appreciate other beaches”
Review of Playa Veracruz

Playa Veracruz
Ranked #80 of 174 things to do in Panama City
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Koksijde, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“as tourist, you'll appreciate other beaches”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

this is a beach for the local people with little specials to see. No particular reason to visit as tourist. Panama definitely has other places to see.

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Reston, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dirty beach, but excellent seafood”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Since the beach is so close to the city, the water is supposed to be somewhat contaminated. However if you just need a quick beach daytrip close to the city to get some sun, then it will do. The seafood in veracruz restaurants is excellent, but be prepared for a looong wait if you go on a weekend.

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Miramar, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“the perfect walk on the empty beach”
Reviewed 12 August 2011

have you ever seen beach to go far far away when there is a low tide? well, 15 min drive from Panama city you can do this. You will see a variety of sea creatures in the water pols left (hermit crabs, crabs, sand dollar, etc). it is a different experience. THe best spot is to do it close to the river that empties on the beach. There is a sign for crocodiles (never seen one) but I just do not go in the deep water of the river. the is a trail to go to an island which I am curious to see. you may be able to drive up to the island, just watch for the tide or you will be trap there until the next low tide. enjoy this beauty. For food, there are a couple of local restaurants where are well known by the locals for their "pescao frito con patacones" ( deep fried whole fish served with deep double fried plantains) which is dirt CHEAP!. drink a local beer with this dish, you will love it. there is no parking fee, bathroom facilities or wheel chair access.
One thing you should be aware is that do not bring expensive items or leave these visual in your car, as in any place in a city you may take a risk to be a target.

Visited April 2011
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