Pacific Coast, Fishing and the Freshest Catch Around, Pedasi, Panama

Pacific Coast, Fishing and the Freshest Catch Around, Pedasi, Panama

Pacific Coast, Fishing and the Freshest Catch Around, Pedasi, Panama

Being born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida I know and love fresh seafood.  So when the hankering for fish hit me I took a trip just down the road to Playa Arenal and waited for the boats to come in.

Playa Arenal is the first beach you come to when driving through Pedasi.  Take a left at the filling station and follow the road past the old airstrip and it will dead-end at Arenal.  It’s a beautiful beach with a great view of Isla Iguana.  There are two small ranchos that serve food and drinks.

Around 4:00 every day the fishermen bring in their catch.  Most of the fish get bought up by the local vendors but if you ask nicely you can purchase the freshest seafood around for yourself!  The prices are cheap and the catch is good.  You won’t be disappointed.

Not a fish eater?  Grab a chair at one of the ranchos at Playa Arenal and order a cerveza “bien fria” (good and cold) and watch the process.  It’s a sight to see.  And the beers are the cheapest around, at .65 cents a pop you can afford to order two!

Click through the gallery below to see what I saw!

~Lauren