Visiting boats must squeeze in and make do as best they can. This is mitigated somewhat by a new yacht club that offers such minimal services as a dinghy dock, water, and some security. Dianas love of textiles drew us into the mountain villages behind the city. Here we watched virtuoso weavers create the world-famous yet improperly named Panama hats. After another daylong sail down the coast, we fetched the resort town of Salinas, which boasts arching white beaches, great surfing waves, and fine weather. The exclusive Salinas Yacht Club, although very active in local sailing and sportfishing, isnt set up to accommodate visiting boats. The Puerto Lucia Yacht Club, four miles to the east, has filled this gap by offering luxurious yet affordable services, including a 50-ton Travelift, floating docks, moorings, showers, water, laundry, and tight security. If you pay a temporary membership fee, you also get access to expanded services: swimming pools, gyms, whirlpools, tennis courts, and restaurants.