Want to know what the beach is like in Panama? I've attached a picture of a gray overcast day. It's even better on a sparkling blue day. This was taken from the lower pool area of Coronado Bay Condos in Coronado, Panama.
I start every morning in Panama with an hour-long walk along a mostly deserted beach in Coronado. This morning, I passed one other person. Most of the people in Panama are on the Pacific Ocean side of Panama, so it's not as blue and clear as the Caribbean side, but it's also more inhabited. Since I'm one who likes my creature comforts, that works for me.
I'm a morning person, so I like to watch the sun come up over the horizon. Today was an extra special day because I got to begin--and end--my day with a walk on the beach.
The evening beach walk took place with friends on a different beach. A group of friends rent a little beach house for parties. With lychee martini in hand, several of us walked along the beach and watched the sunset.
As much as I enjoy my quiet morning walks, a lychee martini end-of-the-day walk rocks. Of course, you could probably be doing your taxes with a lychee martini and it would be fun. Okay, maybe not but you get my point.
Lychee martinis are hard to find in the U.S. You can get lychee fruit at local Asian markets and at Chinese restaurants, but the average person has no idea what they taste like. If you like Gewurtztraminer wine, it tastes exactly like a lychee. Now imagine that flavor in a martini. Not sweet but not dry. Perfect for a beach walk.
If you miss the beach and think you could never afford to live near enough to hear the lapping water lull you to sleep, it's time you visit Panama. Contact me... I'd love to show you around.