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Laguna de San Carlos

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Address: Via Interamericana frente a entrada de Coronado, Panama City, Panama

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A peaceful place. Sometimes.

The lagoon of San Carlos is a very quiet place, although sometimes there are people who make noise with their music or leave trash, but it does not happen often. the road before... read more

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La Chorrera, Panama, Panama
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lagoon of San Carlos is a very quiet place, although sometimes there are people who make noise with their music or leave trash, but it does not happen often. the road before arriving is rustic. Once you arrive you have to pay the entrance and you have the option to stay in the lagoon, swim in the lake, go... More 

Thank StefaniUrena
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nothing special. You can't fish there, you don't want to swim there. You can drink & BBQ but then you have to drive back down the mountain unless you plan to camp.

Thank jared p
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The place it's very pretty But the street to get to the Laguna is in really bad chape Lugar muy hermoso pero la calle para llegar a la laguna se encuentra muy deplorable

Thank Maida A
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice option only 1 hour away from the city, very popular for locals, temperature normally around 25 c 75f, you have to pay to enter, very cheap option to go camping or just to relax

Thank MrDave_01
Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

On my trip back from the inlands of Panama I overheard some local people mentioning this place. It takes about 50 minutes from the panamericana to reach this spot. It is a small lake surrounded by steep mountains on one side. There is a small trail that you can walk and it has a lot of places where you can... More 

Thank Finca J
panama city, panama
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

wonderful Little lake for a nice car camping experience. The lake is clean and the surrounding mountains have some nice trails with some incredible views. The camping áreas are a bit uneven so you have to search to find that perfect level spot, but when I was there we only had 5 or 6 other groups there with us so... More 

Thank robgman
Panama City, Panama
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A nice day trip to take out of the city. Bring some good shoes to hike if you want to get a lovely view, and the lake is nice... a medium size with a walking path around it with some good spots to stop and have a picnic. A very pleasant experience.

Thank S L
Panama City, Panama
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Picturesque lake nestled between some large peaks. Very quiet during the week but can be busy on the weekends. There is a small building where you can sometimes order lunch and get cold sodas and beers. A great hike up onto the mountain next to the lake where the views are incredible and you have birds of prey gliding in... More 

Thank William H
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123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Here you can book for camping, spend a great weekend and rent cayaks and do some fishing. Road is good but theres is a 500 mt piece of road that havent been fixed. Its worthed to visit with some beers and some snacks to enjoy and relax

Thank Fofiex
Katowice, Poland
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85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

In my opinion the long way to the laguna (about 25 km from the highway through a mountain road) isn't worth of what you will see. The laguna is just a very small lake between the mountains, you can be dissapointed. The entrance fee is 1 USD/person

Thank RedRidingReaper

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