What to do
IN THE DISTRICT OF SAN FÉLIX?
What to do in Las Lajas and in the surroundings? How many days should you plan to stay here? Visit Las Lajas gives you information about all the activities and points of interest of this precious region.
Walk. Swim. Relax
Las Lajas beach is one of the more extensive beaches of Latin America, with its 15 km long palm beach on the Pacific Coast of Panama. You can enjoy playing in the waves of the ocean’s warm waters, walking or jogging to reach San Félix River’s mouth, horse riding and body boarding.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
nature + culture
Wildlife is rich around the lagoons in the beach area, but there are many other spots as well; Cerro Colorado in the close Ngöbe-Buglé region that is known as the only accessible place in Panama to observe the Yellow-green Finch and the Glow-throated Hummingbird.
An incredible network of canals runs from the beach to the Pan-american Highway, offering a landscape that sometimes resembles a Norwegian fjord: mangroves and wildlife dominate Santa Cruz Bay and the many lagoons behind the beach.
Las Lajas beach is a great spot to surf during the rainy season, especially in the morning. In the dry season it's perfect for beginners. Morro Negrito is popular among surfers as it offers good breaks.
You can fish from the beach, in Santa Cruz Bay or on a tour by boat. The Pacific Ocean's most common fish are Snapper, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Pacific Snook and many others. Check the tide to have the best experience.
From Las Lajas you can spot many islands: on the left we have Silva de Adentro and Silva de Afuera. In front you'll see Islas Secas.
They are quite secluded and have white sand beaches, surf spots and reef for snorkeling/diving.
The Gulf of Chiriquí is one of the places chosen by Humpback Whales to give birth, due to its warm waters and the natural protection given by the gulf itself. The best season to spot whales is from July to October.
10 minutes driving from San Félix there's the tiny village of El Nancito with its Museum of Petroglyphs and a wonderful panoramic point overlooking much of the surrounding area. There's also a hidden waterfall!
Located a few km from San Félix is the entrance to the autonomous indigenous region of the Ngöbe-Buglé Tribe. Here you can appreciate their strong culture through traditional activities such as agriculture and handicraft; all in a wonderful mountain scene.