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Playa Veracruz

Carretera Veracruz, Panama City, Panama
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don't go in the water!

silt, jellyfish, garbage - what more can I say to stop you endangering yourself and loved ones... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
susan d
Bancroft, Canada
Not the best beach...but interesting

Ok. I had read the reviews about Veracruz and thought it would be miserable. Maybe because I had... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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  • Excellent4%
  • Very good30%
  • Average37%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible8%
8 Sep 2017
“don't go in the water!”
17 Feb 2017
“Not the best beach...but interesting”
Carretera Veracruz, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

silt, jellyfish, garbage - what more can I say to stop you endangering yourself and loved ones. Nice lemonade at the last café on the beach, though.

1  Thank susan d
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Ok. I had read the reviews about Veracruz and thought it would be miserable. Maybe because I had such low expectations it surprised me. Beach sand is course and beach is pretty narrow. Not many waves and water is a greenish grey. But still in...More

2  Thank J J
Reviewed 1 January 2017

There are thieves running around the more secluded parts of this beach and it is FILLED with trash. A warning to all tourists, I refuse to give this anymore than 1 star (should be ZERO) until local police clean up the trash (scum people). I...More

Thank Ctravel27
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Westin Playa Bonita. Decided to drive to the Veracruz town. The town itself isnothing special, the beach is ok and the restaurants along the beach are the best as far as the food is concerned. The food is amazing but that...More

Thank Alfredo G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This a normal beach, Pacific side of Panama. A poor town Veracruz. The Playa Bonita Hotel is located in Veracruz and some small restaurant that you can have whole fried fish with patacones is ok. Normal...

Thank Eskivelito
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is not a beach you feel well bathing at, very rocky, high tide or none. no in between. The shore is very dirty.

Thank Lillymmm
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Before long time living in Panama I decided to go with a friend to this beach close to the city, especially to do a paddling activity which was very nice! I heard before a lot bad comments about this place. Like is very dirty or...More

Thank TheHinduFace
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We walked out to the island at low tide. Our kids found lots of crabs and other creatures and we collected sand dollars and beautiful shells. Then we had lunch at one of the beachside cafes. After lunch we skipped swimming because the water was...More

Thank mingle2
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Vera Cruz is such a nice place! Imagine yourself: beach, sun, lying in a hangmat drinking sth, listen to reggae and reggaeton music, its such a replacing place, you get the feeling, life can be beautiful :-) Ofcourse you have to try the standup paddling!!

1  Thank M Z
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This beach area is not far from the city, on the Western side of the Panama Canal. The Panama Pacifico Special Economic Zone is nearby, growing into a city, and so are a Westin and Intercontinental hotel. Still a weekend hotspot for locals, restaurants now...More

3  Thank jay p
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