Playa Guanico Panama

Off the beaten path, past Tonosi, a few miles before Cambutal, is a turn off to a nearly unknown beach named Playa Guanico.  It’s probably not on many maps, butplaya guanico panama locals in the Tonosi area know about Guanico

Playa Guanico is barely habited, but has one of the best ocean front restaurants on the Azuero Peninsula.  Fresh lobster “al ajillo” (sauteed in garlic butter) only costs $10.00, a fresh fish plate of snook or snapper is $4.00, cold beers 75 cents.  If your table is not close enough to the ocean, Señor Roberto, the ever smiling owner, will place you a table on the sand if you like.

Head past Tonosi about 10 minutes out of town towards Playa Cambutal, a few minutes past the turn off to Bucaro, on the left hand side by the cell phone tower is a sign for Ave Maria and Guanico.  Turn left and follow the road till it dead ends at the beach, you’ll see the restaurant, it’s about the only building out there.  Take a break and grab some food at one of the tables ocean front under the shade trees, you want be let down.

Last time I was there it was unusually quiet, but be prepared if you show up on a weekend afternoon, it could be quite festive.