Playa Barqueta

Chiriquí Province

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 seems, riptides are strong, and there are some steep underwater drops as you wade in. This is a great place to break out your surfboard if you've got one.

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