In the province of Veraguas you will find Hotel Playa Reina, a hotel with personality, simple but comfortable, located right near the beach where you can enjoy good waves for surfing, sport fishing, good reefs for diving or snorkeling, and other activities.
The Playa Reina Hotel has 8 suites rooms with sea view, 5 standard rooms (2 of them with sea view), 1 bedroom for 6 people with their own kitchen, 1 standard room with shared bathroom, kitchen and restaurant with capacity for 50 people, bar, pool, reception, 4 rooms for the hotel staff, laundry, security, deposits, power plant, sports equipment room, table tennis, gardens for fruit trees and plants, garbage bin, water tank and pump for up to 5,000 gallons of water, parking area for approximately 20 cars.
At AlaMAR, our culinary philosophy is simple. Healthy food, local products, indulgent flavor, traditional Panamanian dishes with international fusion and beautiful presentation.
Originally established in 1980, the now AlaMAR restaurant was once the venue called “La Cantina”, which was the epicenter of the social scene of Playa Reina and Mariato. “La Cantina” was the place where the townspeople gathered to socialize, watch the surfers ride the waves and appreciate the beautiful sunsets where the sun fades over the sea between the Cebaco Islands and Isla Coiba. Today, the Cantina has a new and improved face, and is for many guests, the most valuable part of the Playa Reina Hotel experience, since it is still the social meeting point for locals and foreigners who live in this area. AlaMAR offers a unique atmosphere facing the sea and in front of the swimming pool, in a comfortable and beautiful environment, a place that will want to return again and again.
The name of Veraguas province (literally ‘see waters’) is both descriptive and accurate – it is the only one of Panama’s provinces and comarcas (indigenous districts) to border both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
But there’s much more here to attract visitors than endless coastline. Unesco World Heritage site Isla Coiba, the so-called Galápagos of Central America, draws divers, birdwatchers and paradise-seekers. Surfing village Santa Catalina is a destination in its own right. Hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes around the highland village of Santa Fé offer an off-the-beaten path retreat.
Veraguas’ isolated Caribbean coast will one day be accessible on the Carretera de Caribe, an east–west highway that will link Miguel de la Borda in Colón Province with Rambala in Bocas de Toro, some 230km away. This, and tourism, will help this deforested region of ranchers and subsistence farmers redefine itself and recast its fragile fortunes.