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Daryl Ries of Keller Williams Panama, associate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Coronado, Panama is a gated community with a radius of 60 miles, bordered by two beaches, Coronado and Serenas. These beaches can be walked for miles to other communities, a fun exploration of fishing villages, neighboring towns, restaurants etc.
 
Taking a drive through Coronado in a golf cart or beach buggy or on a horse (rented at the Coronado Equestrian Center) will be the best way to explore the labyrinth of roads with an array of old and new homes and some condos.
 
Most people go to the Coronado Golf & Beach Club for outdoor patio dining and for cocktails at the round bar. There’s also the sports bar and tennis, golfing, lounging at the big pool, spa and gym.
 
For shopping and browsing, the five malls at the entrance to Coronado on the InterAmerican Highway are a full day and night exploration if you take in the casinos as well. 
Marla Diaz of United Country Panama Coastal Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Mountains near El Valle, up from Coronado, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIf I had a friend or family member coming to Coronado, Panama to visit, I would take them to the beach to surf, because that’s what I love to do.
 
I would take them to a waterfall that’s only about seven minutes away from the center of Coronado called Las Lajas.  It’s stunning.  It has these massive cliffs where people cliff dive.  You watch the locals do it because they’ve grown up jumping from these huge cliffs.  It’s nothing to them.  The gringos get up there and they’re a little nervous, because it’s pretty high.
 
I would take them to the mountains for sure.  The mountains are not in Coronado, proper, but it’s close enough that it’s a wonderful day trip.  You could go to El Valle de Anton (which is a nice, traditional town) and Altos del Maria (a newer, more modern residential development), be in the mountains, see the waterfalls and do some mountain hiking.  On the continental divide there are some places where, on a clear day, you can see the Caribbean / Atlantic and the Pacific from the same spot on the ridge.
 
We would also go to the Panama Canal, because it’s close enough (about an hour away by car).
Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Coronado, Panama sightseeing.
 
Coronado has always been by far, the first and most developed town in the Republic of Panamá.  Bringing new life and new things to the area are the many small and picturesque towns that surround Coronado, like Chame, Punta Chame, Gorgona, San Carlos, El Palmar, Santa Clara, SeaClif, Bejuco, Sajalices, Buenaventura, Punta Barco, Sorá and Altos de María, among others.  Also in the neighborhood are the spectacular Campana Hights and El Valle de Antón, with their very own unique and special sightseeing.
 
Maybe the most significant sightseeing is the nice beaches, making this place one of the most interesting for the thousands of visitors who come to surf and seek the sunshine, with supplemental benefits like mountains, spas, modern resorts and malls, valleys with exotic flowers and animals... but at the same time, quiet, relaxing and with a country smell in the air for the ones who appreciate these things......all in one place.  But with it all, Coronado always has a distinctive charm with the class of the rich and famous.
 
Things to do?......  hiking, swimming, horseback riding, jogging, running, golfing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, shopping at the four modern malls in the neighborhood, eating local or international dishes, fishing, boat rides to other islands, taking yoga or tai-chi, sharing customs and even vegetables with locals and visitors, bird watching, visiting nearby towns and resorts...and much more; you just have to find it.
 
Minutes away by car, you find El Valle de Antón, which is an interesting trip for one day or a sleepover.  El Valle de Antón has excellent weather, beautiful arts and crafts, warm people, a great public market, an excellent gold frog and orchids sanctuary, in addition to a mini zoo with exotic birds and animals, and impressive mountains covered by fog sometimes.
 
No matter if you stay at Coronado itself, Buenaventura, or any of the many hotels and resorts in the general Coronado area, your trip to the "interior" of Panamá will represent a unique experience.  And if you have the time... just extend your trip to the provinces of Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, and visit Pedasí as well.  The new Río Hato airport just opened in the Coronado area, which makes it a lot easier to visit all these places.
 
For the nature lovers, don´t miss San Blas, Barro Colorado, Coiba Island, or any of the many islands, as well as Gamboa (which, of all these places, is closest to Panama City).
 
Nelson Vega of Panasurance – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Coronado has become one of the most popular beaches communities for a weekend getaway for locals and also as permanent residence for expats, due to its close location to Panama City and the rapid development of the services it offers (shopping malls, hospitals etc).
 
In terms of sightseeing places at Coronado, a walk on the beach will make the day for most, but if you like nature and want to go out of the town for a little bit, very close to Coronado (about 20 minutes drive) you will find the Cerro Campana National Park. What I like about this park is that you can take a road in excellent condition and drive all the way to the top of one of its highest points and while you enjoy the weather, the air and the nature, you will also have an amazing panoramic view of the lower lands, the Pacific ocean and if you are lucky on a good weather day, in the distance also the Caribbean may also be visible.
 
 

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