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Re: Do go to Panama.....

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  • jim cancil
    .....I ll add something that I should have read before I went: www.kitesurfpanama.com/ It appears that I drove right past the prime spot, and when I saw the
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      .....I'll add something that I should have read before I went: www.kitesurfpanama.com/

      It appears that I drove right past the prime spot, and when I saw the other beaches nearby
      it was at high tide and it did not look very appealing. Some places like Cabarete have very
      little tide, so only the wind is a consideration.

      Jim




      --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "jim cancil" <wetstuff@...> wrote:
      >
      > I went down on business - there's some great prospects there within a growing
      economy
      > and a fairly stable situaton. You'll not find the quality of product for export compared
      to
      > China but if you wanted to get in on tourism or retirement, there's some obvious
      > opportunity.
      >
      > I checked out the close-in beaches - within a couple of hours of Panama: Rio Mar,
      > Coronado and Santa Clara. None would be on my list. The trend is to make them
      private/
      > limited access or as in Santa Clara - a weekend beach spot for lots of locals. The
      beaches
      > are slopy with closeuots and it appears the dry season winds may be mostly side-off.
      >
      > About 5 hours away is the BEAUTIFUL Pacific coast. On the drive, the winds were about
      > 15kts over land, but went flat when we got to the ocean. Plenty of breaks for regular
      > surfing and one beach - Playa Venado - looked perfect to live out the rest of your surf
      life.
      > Compared to DR, Panama appears totally pristine.
      >
      > Plane tickets are expensive, car rentals not cheap but it's a great place without 'that
      > feeling' you get in some under-developed countries. I'd go back to Cabarete if I wanted
      a
      > kite spot.
      >
      > Jim
      >
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