Resort La Playita

Resort in La Playita

More rustic retreat than resort, the shady and somewhat dated cabins at this place sit surrounded by an informal zoo of guacamayas, macaws, emus and howler monkeys. It also has eight rooms with air-con and cold-water showers. The best are rooms 6 to 9, which have oversized furnishings made from driftwood, colorful mosaics, cozy throws and balconies with sea views.

The onsite restaurant (mains US$8 to US$12) serves seafood and typical Panamanian fare.