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Laguna de San Carlos

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Address: Via Interamericana frente a entrada de Coronado, Panama City, Panama

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It looks like it came out of a postcard

The place it's very pretty But the street to get to the Laguna is in really bad chape Lugar muy hermoso pero la calle para llegar a la laguna se encuentra muy deplorable

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The place it's very pretty But the street to get to the Laguna is in really bad chape Lugar muy hermoso pero la calle para llegar a la laguna se encuentra muy deplorable

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice option only 1 hour away from the city, very popular for locals, temperature normally around 25 c 75f, you have to pay to enter, very cheap option to go camping or just to relax

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Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

On my trip back from the inlands of Panama I overheard some local people mentioning this place. It takes about 50 minutes from the panamericana to reach this spot. It is a small lake surrounded by steep mountains on one side. There is a small trail that you can walk and it has a lot of places where you can... More 

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panama city, panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

wonderful Little lake for a nice car camping experience. The lake is clean and the surrounding mountains have some nice trails with some incredible views. The camping áreas are a bit uneven so you have to search to find that perfect level spot, but when I was there we only had 5 or 6 other groups there with us so... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

A nice day trip to take out of the city. Bring some good shoes to hike if you want to get a lovely view, and the lake is nice... a medium size with a walking path around it with some good spots to stop and have a picnic. A very pleasant experience.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Picturesque lake nestled between some large peaks. Very quiet during the week but can be busy on the weekends. There is a small building where you can sometimes order lunch and get cold sodas and beers. A great hike up onto the mountain next to the lake where the views are incredible and you have birds of prey gliding in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Here you can book for camping, spend a great weekend and rent cayaks and do some fishing. Road is good but theres is a 500 mt piece of road that havent been fixed. Its worthed to visit with some beers and some snacks to enjoy and relax

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Katowice, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

In my opinion the long way to the laguna (about 25 km from the highway through a mountain road) isn't worth of what you will see. The laguna is just a very small lake between the mountains, you can be dissapointed. The entrance fee is 1 USD/person

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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

first of all: the review by ricardo d on Dec 2nd 2014 is pot on regarding the hiking. We did hike as well and had some great views. The lake itself is really nice and does have a small 'restaurant' for some food and drinks. It is a very relaxing spot, where you can enjoy the sun, swim or a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

So, as always this is more a review of the cerro picacho for trail heads and hikers. So you start at the lagoon, down the path the cars came in, and its the first entrance to the left. its not difficult really, its just has a lot of uphill, but nothing you can't do if you go slow and steady.... More 

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