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San Carlos

Introducing San Carlos! Even though this Panama destination might not get the top spot on every traveler's wish list, there's vacation magic aplenty here.

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Panama City, the national capital, is located roughly 45 miles to the northeast of San Carlos.

Dip your toes in the sparkling water at one of the local beaches. Go to Taboga Beach, 35 miles to the northeast, or Coronado Beach, 8 miles to the east.

Pull on some comfy shoes and discover the magic at Chorro Macho Waterfall, located 13 miles from San Carlos. Another great option is Sleeping Indian Girl, which is 13 miles away.

Santa Clara Beach and Farallon Island are some worthwhile attractions in Las Guias Oriente, a locality 7 miles from San Carlos. La Laguna is another great option. It's about 8 miles away, and is the location of El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden and Sunday Market.

El Valle de Anton is 12 miles to the northwest of San Carlos. This regional hub is known for Serpentarium, El Chorro Macho and La Piedra Pintada. If you're after more, some other good options are Chorro de las Mozas and Chorro El Macho.

Be sure to satisfy your taste buds with a tour of this region's cafés and restaurants.

To discover the real essence of the region, make sure to seek out local ingredients like rice and plantains.

Tamales (corn dough rolls) and corvina (baked fish) are standard dishes for visitors and locals alike.

Order some raspados (ice topped with sweet syrup) after you have finished your meal. This divine dessert is sure to go down a treat.

Balboa is a much-loved beer. Head on down to the nearest watering hole, sit back and give it a try!

Whatever the time of day, you can always have a non-alcoholic resbaladera (chilled barley and rice drink),

Getting your tongue around some everyday Spanish phrases can often be the bridge between merely scratching the surface and a dip into the heart of a place's culture. Buenas noches is the Spanish way of saying good evening. Bien gracias, ¿y tú? is also useful. It means fine thanks, and you.

If you're here on the Independence Day, you'll be able to take part in the festive fun of Independence Day, a day of national celebration.

You've had a blast, met lots of new friends and probably taken more photos than you know what to do with. When the time arrives to get rid of your last balboas and bid "Hasta la vista" to Panama, chances are you'll already be planning a return trip!

If you're wondering exactly where you would find the nearest airport, it's roughly 45 miles to the northeast.

Because there are limited Expedia places to stay in San Carlos itself, you should book ahead if you are intent on staying for a few days.

The Manglar Lodge and Bay View Hotel are your best accommodation options in San Carlos.


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$67
Manglar Lodge

Manglar Lodge

Calle 1 norte El palmar, San Carlos
4.4
of 5, from 36 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this San Carlos hotel is on the riverwalk and within 20 mi (32 km) of Farallon Island, Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum, and APROVACA The Orchid Center. Sleeping Indian Girl and Chorro Macho Waterfall are also within 25 mi (40 km).

$43
Casita La Ermita

Casita La Ermita

La Ermita, San Carlos
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this vacation home is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Farallon Island and within 32 mi (52 km) of Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum and APROVACA The Orchid Center. Sunday Market and Museum El Valle are also within 32 mi (52 km).

La Perla del Pacifico

La Perla del Pacifico

Costazul Beach, San Carlos
2.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this San Carlos hostel is within 25 mi (40 km) of Farallon Island, Sleeping Indian Girl, and Chorro Macho Waterfall. El Chorro Macho and Valley of Square Trees are also within 25 mi (40 km).

$55
Bay View Hotel

Bay View Hotel

Calle 1ra, San Carlos
2.6
of 5, from 17 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this San Carlos hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Farallon Island, Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum, and APROVACA The Orchid Center. Sleeping Indian Girl and Chorro Macho Waterfall are also within 25 mi (40 km).

$86
Cabanas los Colibris

Cabanas los Colibris

Via El Valle Km 7, San Carlos
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum, APROVACA The Orchid Center, and Sunday Market. Museum El Valle and Serpentarium are also within 12 mi (20 km).

$35
PSA RioMar Hotel

PSA RioMar Hotel

Playa Rio Mar, San Carlos
3.2
of 5, from 4 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 25 mi (40 km) of Farallon Island, Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum, and APROVACA The Orchid Center. Sunday Market and Museum El Valle are also within 25 mi (40 km).

$45
Panama Beach Lodge - Hostel - Adults Only

Panama Beach Lodge - Hostel - Adults Only

Calle Pelicano, Playa El Palmar, San Carlos
1.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Farallon Island, Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum, and APROVACA The Orchid Center. Sunday Market and Museum El Valle are also within 25 mi (40 km).

$70
Bellamar Beach Inn

Bellamar Beach Inn

Playa el Palmar, Calle Primera Norte, San Carlos
2.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this San Carlos bed & breakfast is within 20 mi (32 km) of Farallon Island, Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum, and APROVACA The Orchid Center. Sleeping Indian Girl and Chorro Macho Waterfall are also within 25 mi (40 km).

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