The Las Lajas beach is famous for its 20 km of black sand. Finca Buena Vista is outside of the actual town (which is not on the beach) and, as the name Finca suggests, it is in the countryside. The rooms have a patio that overlooks a quiet, very pleasant area. The most attractive aspect is the quiet during the week; apparently people only go to the beach on the weekend. We were there during the week, and recommend that.
The rooms are pleasant, comfortably sized with a shared patio that looks over the delicious pool; this area is quite warm during the mid-day. One uncomfortable thing is that the patio is shared and if you get near someone who needs to deliver important instructions to his family, you get to hear all about it. The spectacular breakfast is served at your table on the patio. The people who care for the Finca, native German speakers, create some sort of pate or cream cheese or other that is always fun to try.
The wifi situation for our room was quite difficult: it's often slow (no surprise) and parts of the room receive the signal, parts don't. After all, it's out in the countryside.
Restaurants in the town or at the beach resort are quite good; had an amazing fish dinner at the local food restaurant in Las Lajas. One of those where we didn't know the language, didn't know what we were going to get and received a wonderfully prepared large fish. Ask the proprietor about the Panamanian food restaurant in Las Lajas. At the Italian place we had an great experience listening to the toteron: amazing sound from insects.
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- Our hotel is situated on the outskirt of Las Lajas overlooking a beautiful valley and the mountains surrounding it. We strive to provide you with an unforgettable stay in our area. ... more less
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