The SpaceEnjoy Beach Life All Year Round in Panama at Uverito Beach!
With the coming of fall, family and friends in Canada, U.S. and Europe find themselves thinking of the long, cold winter approaching. It's not just the ice and snow to cope with, but the enormous heating bills, and not being able to enjoy the outdoors.
But not you, living in Panama you don't ever have a heating bill and you will never see snow. The great outdoors will be your playground all year round here in the Los Santos province on the Azuero Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. And that includes being able to go to the beach anytime you want.
Uverito Beach stretches 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) where most of the time all you'll see is an occasional beach walker or jogger out for their exercise. Most of the long beach has single family vacation homes and is populated by a good mix of expats and locals.
The house is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the city of Las Tablas, and the city of Chitre is about 30 minutes to the north. This gives you access to shopping, healthcare, restaurants, and entertainment. Las Tablas is the capital of the Panamanian province of Los Santos, with a population of about 9,000. Las Tablas is a recognized national center of Panamanian folk: art, music, gastronomy, architecture, culture and literature.
It is known for a lively yearly Carnival, in which the city splits into two competing factions, "Calle Arriba" (Uptown, literally "Street Above") and "Calle Abajo" (Downtown / Street Below), both centered on two streets of the same name. Each faction will have a carnival queen, a parade, fireworks, music, a decorated plaza, food stands, presentations, concerts, games, contests, etc., all attempting to overpower the other faction's efforts. The drive from the beach winds past farmland dotted with cattle and horses.
If you feel like getting out on the water, you can go to the Port of Mensabe, a five minute drive around the corner from the house. Fishing is a major pastime and a number of fishing pangas can be contacted to go fishing.
And if you feel like kicking back, local restaurants in rustic eateries serve fried fish and ceviche for a few dollars each. Add an ice-cold beer for a buck and you can't beat it.
Uverito Beach is the go-to beach for families on weekends, holidays, and vacations, so it can be loud and crowded at times. But during the week the wide, flat, dark-sand beach is empty and it's a nice place to hang out with friends and family. The house is across the street from the beach with grassy access, a large covered patio/outdoor dining area, and hammock/rocking chairs to relax.
The best time to reserve your stay - any time!
So this winter, instead of dreading the weather, enjoy the coastline at Uverito Beach, relaxing on the beach, checking out Las Tablas, or heading out on the water. Guest AccessYou will have access to a patio with hammocks and rocking chairs. You also have access to the shared laundry room in the back of the house. Interaction with GuestsI'm always available by e-mail or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) to answer any questions that you may have. If assistance is needed, I can contact my housekeeper or maintenance man to resolve any issues that may occur. The NeighborhoodThere are currently about 6 restaurants along the beach. The closest to the house is Rincon del Faro, which also has a pool that can be used by customers. The best food is located at Brisas del Pacifico on the other half of the beach. Getting AroundTaxis are available from Las Tablas to Uverito Beach for about $5-$7. There is also a mini-van that makes its rounds to and from Las Tablas on a "regular" schedule for about $2. Other Things to NoteAbout a week before your stay, you will receive an email with a code for the combination lock that will be on the front gate. Inside the lock will be the keys to open the front gate and the apartment.