Lowlands attractions

Beach in Lowlands

Playa Barqueta

This long and lovely black-sand beach 25km southwest of David is a popular weekend escape for city folk, but you'll have the place all to yourself if you visit during the week. Be warned: as inviting as the ocean se…
Nature Reserve in Playa Barqueta

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Playa Barqueta

The Refugio de Vida Silvestre Playa Barqueta Agricola oversees about 14km of eastern Playa Barqueta, where mangrove and scrub offer protection to four species of turtles. It's hatching season here from September to …
Archaeological Site in David

Parque Arqueológico Petroglifo El Nancito

About 20km east of Las Lajas, El Nancito is a small community known for its underwhelming rock carvings. Locals say that the carved boulders were made more than 1000 years ago, though no one really knows for sure.
Cathedral in David

Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia

The Church of the Sacred Heart, facing downtown's central Parque de Cervantes, has a bell tower and dates largely from the 19th century.