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(click on any picture for a larger view and go to www.playalabarqueta for more photos!)

Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs right by our condo. The locals nearby dig up the eggs and protect them until they hatch. This protects the eggs from poachers.

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We'll hope some of these baby turtles survive and the females continue the cycle of coming back to lay eggs on our beach.

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Richard really enjoyed his morning beach rides. Low tide was best.

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Plenty of great kayaking on the Rio Chiriqui lagoon system right by Playa La Barqueta and Las Olas Resort.

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The local swimming hole was all a buzz when we came to take out our kayaks on the Rio Chico. We had lots of eager helpers.

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Elaine and I checking out the local bike shops.

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Our favorite vegetarian restaurant. We paid less than $5.00 for all three lunches.

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Every night the frogs hang out by the lights catching bugs.

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Paradise gardens is a home for abandoned or injured animals.

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The Playa Barqueta area is an incredible area for birding and seeing a multitude of species.

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Monkeys outside our B&B in Panama City.

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Local children are in on the efforts to protect and preserve the turtles and environment.

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Walking on the 18 miles of beach never gets old. It's always beautiful!

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Great pool. We like to jump in after a beach walk or bike ride. There is a shower on the walkway from the beach to clean off. Las Olas Hotel has their own pool. This pool is just for the condo residents.

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Richard collects coconuts on the beach while riding in the morning. One of the locals showed him how to cut them and get the milk and meat of the coconut.

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Condo #704 is the bottom left corner.

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Bathroom.

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Master bath has two sinks and huge walk in closet.

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Master bedroom

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Not a bad view from the master bedroom and your own patio door!

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View from the dining room window.

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Patio and furniture that can be used in the living room.

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Ocean view off the patio.

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Living room.

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Dining room.

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Fully equiped kithchen in case you are in the mood for some gormet cooking.

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The local Indians from San Blas selling their handiwork in a Panama City market.

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Boquete, which is about 1.5 hours from the beach, up in the rain forest and mountains. Beautiful hiking and some organic farms.

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