Welcome to Farallón & Playa Blanca
A decade ago, Farallón was a fishing village with the ruins of the Panamanian military base that was destroyed during the US invasion to oust Noriega. However, resort fever has recast it and the entire stretch of Playa Blanca as one of the hottest beach destinations in Panama. A controversial international airport opened at nearby Río Hato in late 2013 and development continues apace in Buenaventura.
Visitors are urged to go beyond the resorts. Much of the original village charm is still here, especially along Farallón's beach.