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Isla Canas is a small island on the Azuero peninsula on the Pacific side of Panama
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Isla canas is one of the few beaches in Panama that the public can come and view turtles nesting and is only one of two beaches in Panama that has the 'arribada' nesting phenomenon which is when thousands of turtles come to lay their eggs over a few nights.This happens usually at the beginning of each month from the July to November (the breeding season), but turtles nest here year around.
There is a 14km stretch of beach on the western side of the island to explore which typically has very few to no people on it. Isla canas is not know for its wave but on a good day there is nice surf
see the nesting olive ridley turtles at night, walking without a flash light on will actually help you see the turtle tracks
Take a boat ride through the mangrove estuary and look for monkeys and the different species of birds that inhabit this, "worlds most endangered habitat, even more mangrove forest are lost than coral reefs and tropical rainforest combined
Go fishing. Isla is a fishing and farming village you can easily find a local who will take you fishing for a few dollars and a tank of gas
See also: Wikitravel:Activity listings
* <do name="Activity name" alt="local or alternative name" address="Address" directions="directions" phone="+91 27 222-1234" email="firstname.lastname@example.org" fax="+91 27 222-1235" url="http://www.example.com" hours="21:00-17:30" price="Rs. 50 for entrance" lat="latitude" long="longitude" tags="comma,separated,tag_labels">Stuff to do.</do>
* <buy name="Shop name" alt="local or alternative name" address="Address" directions="directions" phone="+91 27 222-1234" email="email@example.com" fax="+91 27 222-1235" url="http://www.example.com" hours="18:00-21:00" price="Rs. 150 and above" lat="latitude" long="longitude" tags="comma,separated,tag_labels">Stuff about the shop.</buy>
MAMA JITA'S HOSTAL Y RESTAURANTE- mama Jita runs the only hostel and restaurant on the island. The meals she serves are $3 each for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.She is an excellent cook and uses local produce, fish, and poultry.
There are 3 cantinas on the island so getting a 75 cent ice cold Panama Lager or Soberana is no problem.
See also: Wikitravel:Accommodation listings
* <sleep name="Hotel name" alt="local or alternative name" address="Address" directions="directions" phone="+91 27 222-1234" tollfree="0800-444-5555" email="firstname.lastname@example.org" fax="+91 27 222-1235" url="http://www.example.com" checkin="13:00" checkout="11:00" price="Rs. 1,500 and above" lat="latitude" long="longitude" tags="comma,separated,tag_labels">Stuff about the hotel.</sleep>
MAMA JITA'S HOSTAL Y RESTAURANTE Isla Canas, province Los Santos, Panama tel # 6882-9695 Room - $15 per night Meals- $3 each Call ahead to make arrangements for a boat to take you through the mangroves and to the island. She doesn't speak much english. Those with cars can park overnight at the covered car port on the mainland. Bring insect repellent, mosquito net, a camera, and a flashlight.
There is no hotels or restaurants on the island. If you want to stay you need to stay at a families house. Mama Jita has a private 3 bed room for $15 a night. Longer stays are granted usually to researchers who come to study at $150 a month.
Her hostal is part of her home and she has an outhouse and outdoor shower for personal hygiene (there is no problems with the water). There are plenty of hammocks on the property to kick back take a nap in or read a book and relax. It's a very rustic and authentic experience and tourist who want to see and live like a local in this small farming/fishing community will be pleased.
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