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Gorgona Community Board Charging $2 Per Car To Enter Beaches

Travel & TourismThe Gorgona Community Board established a fee to enter the beaches, money that will be used for maintenance on the site. The measure does not satisfy everyone. The decision of the Gorgona Community Board to charge $2.00 per car and $5.00 for small buses or vans to enter the beaches has generated mixed reactions among visitors. Although the money will be used to clean the beaches, some believe that if they charge they should provide certain benefits, which currently do not exist. Others understand the measure and they perceived it as fair, because visitors only litter the place. During this weekend police roadblocks were established at the entrance to Gorgona to avoid problems among visitors. (TVN)

Editor's Comment: I would go the whole nine yards. I would not mind paying an established fee to enter any public beach area, as long as there were security guards in the parking lots, fresh water showers (clean) to rinse off the salt water and sand before you get back into your car, bathrooms, trash cans for garbage, if the beaches were clean and litter free, etc. I would suggest that the government of Panama could provide the "seed money" to build these facilities in places like Gorgona, and then the local community board can collect and manage the fees to hire the employees, to the maintenance (I know, try not to laugh), etc. Hey, it's not a perfect world, but there's nothing wrong with trying to make it a little better, right? I would even pay a daily use fee for a bohio or something to get out of the sun, lifeguards, etc.

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Gorgona Community Board Charging $2 Per Car To Enter Beaches
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, January 10 2012 @ 09:02 PM UTC

Maintenance? That word does not exist in the Panamanian dictionary. And I am not being sarcastic.