The reef fronting the resort is almost completely uncovered during ebb tide and almost completely under water at neap tide. Hence, my recommendation to bring reef walkers in my packing list tip. One can walk the reef, however, one should be careful to see the tide chart for the day, as if the tide comes in while you are on the reef, unless you are a very strong swimmer, you will have difficulty making it to shore without a long swim. If you are on the reef when the tide is still going out, you could be swept out to sea if you get knocked off the reef on the leeward side. One needs to be careful when on the reef! There is excellent snorkeling on the shore side of the reef and low tide is the best time to do this.
As in my packing list tip, you need to bring bug repellant, or you will be eaten alive! We recommend Autan. It comes in a yellow and red container and is in pump spray or lotion.
Also, there are scorpions around here, so check your shoes before putting them on and avoid cavernous places.
There are snakes but they tend to only come out at night, although I saw a boa eating a frog in broad daylight!
Be safe and healthy!
Travel medical insurance is highly recommended, as if you fall ill, the closest hospital is in Tonosí, 45 minutes away! The Panamanian CSS (Social Security) and private hospitals and clinics will not treat foreigners if they do not have insurance or a CSS ficha. So please, avoid a hassle and spend about $30 to get good travel medical insurance! Panamanian hospitals will accept your policy if you bring a copy of your statement that indicates who to contact to verify the insurance coverage. If you can bring it in Spanish, even better!
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