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Great place fun for families Outing.

My family and I ate enjoyed The lagoon of San Carlos is a very quiet place, excellent different... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Connie L
Texas City, Texas
A peaceful place. Sometimes.

The lagoon of San Carlos is a very quiet place, although sometimes there are people who make noise... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Estefani U
La Chorrera, Panama, Panama
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26 Apr 2018
“Great place fun for families Outing.”
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

My family and I ate enjoyed The lagoon of San Carlos is a very quiet place, excellent different unique. Family Oriented.

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

of course this place is a bit far away from the City BUT it is totally worth it. Just go with a rented paddle board or contact a guide like wanderpanther, voyairpanama and they will hook you up. Camping is just insanely fun and it...More

1  Thank Wanderpanther
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The lagoon of San Carlos is a very quiet place, although sometimes there are people who make noise with their music or leave trash, but it does not happen often. the road before arriving is rustic. Once you arrive you have to pay the entrance...More

2  Thank Estefani U
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nothing special. You can't fish there, you don't want to swim there. You can drink & BBQ but then you have to drive back down the mountain unless you plan to camp.

Thank jared p
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

Thank MaidaA36
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

1  Thank MrDave_01
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank Finca J
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank Rob G
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank S L
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...More

Thank mamallena e
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