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    by LaSpiaza Written Oct 12, 2007

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    SURF: Las Lajas Beach is ideal for beginners as its shore is rock-free and the currents are not too strong. During the summer (December-April) the waves are smaller than in winter time(May-November).

    KITESURF: the uncrowded shore and windy environment fits this sport well.

    HORSEBACK RIDING: it is possible to rent a horse from local farmers.

    FISHING: the nearby lagoons (the closest one only 2-3 km away from the main road) are ideal.

    Surfing Surfing
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    by LaSpiaza Written Oct 12, 2007

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    For the fearless only: a walk through a canal cut into the mangoves' roots (into the water up to the waist). For safety reasons this tour can be done during low tide only and with a local as a guide (no specific organized tours available).

    Itinerary:

    Crossing a pasture land (with free young bulls and high grass), walking along the mangrove canal, hiking up the hill after a short walk into the jungle.

    A stop on the hill is highly recommended: outstanding view of the jungle, the whole beach (14 km wide, bordered by to sweet water lagoons), Isla Coiba and nearby minor islands (Islas Secas) and, on top of that, scattered around there are ancient and unknow hierogliphycs carved in soft volcanic rock.

    Usually, due to the incoming high tide, it is not possible to go back from the same path. It's highly recommended to take the long way on the opposide side of the hill and, after crossing a little river and a pasture land, reconnect with the main road to the beach.

    Itinerary: starting point RED DOT Crossing the pasture land with our local guide Mangroves: canal Jungle between the mangrove forest and the hill Partial view from the hill
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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Archeology

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Las Lajas What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: All you need is a bathing suit, sun creams and sometimes a mosquito repellent (usually needed during low tide)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medicines are hard to find on the spot. Bring the usual ones + an afterbite pen (just in case)

    Photo Equipment: The beach and its surrounding are just too beautiful to miss!!!
    Higly recommended: photo equipment to catch the stars reflection on the shore at night (lovely!!!!!!!)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You can even bring your own tent: the most of the places let you camp for a little money. Note that at night it is a lot cooler than during the day.

    Miscellaneous: Be respectful to the local people. They are lovely with foreigners but do not like who talks bad about the place just because they have a different way of living.

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    • Backpacking
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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