We stayed in an amazing hotel called Finca Buena Vista ($50) in Las Lajas. As implied by the name, the view from our patio was stunning. It was incredibly serene, the only noises coming from birds and the occasional cow.
Sebastian, who runs the B & B for his parents in the off season, made us epic breakfasts, which were included in the price. In the morning he drove to the local bakery to make sure the bread was warm when it arrived at our table. Along with bread were cheeses, meats, eggs, fresh fruits and guacamole (from the property's trees), mango marmalade, and liverwurst.
I have to admit that I ate bread and drank coffee, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed.
On our second day Sebastian dropped us off at Playa Las Lajas, which is the longest beach in Panama. We walked for hours, and didn't encounter a soul (except for a local fisherman tending his nets in the surf).
|crab vs. fishing rod|
As we couldn't find a cab to take us home (it is the off season after all) we decided to walk. It was at least 10 kilometers, and hot. We tried to make the trip fun by stopping occasionally to watch the giant ants carrying epic loads, the millipedes scurrying across the road, the brightly adorned birds, and the unidentifiable giant and slightly scary bugs. Our most interesting companions were the hundreds of cows, who would freeze and stare us down, grass hanging from their mouths, whenever our presence was noticed. We felt like celebrities.
Question: Do you like hot and humid weather?