The cities of the region are also just as exciting to visit. For instancem Chitre really gives you a feel for local culture with its many shops, restaurants and museums. Even just spending the day interacting with the locals can give you an insider’s perspective of the Azuero Peninsula region.
SARIGUA NATIONAL PARK
At once both desert and rainforest, this is a park like no other in the area. You can also explore the shoreline here, potentially spotting pelicans and kingfishers. The area represents one of the oldest settlements in Panama.
A hip and laid-back beach town if ever there was one, tourists flock here annually. It is known to be one of the absolute spots in which to surf in all of Panama. And with affordable places to stay as well as places to eat, you can’t go wrong.
Another beach area, Playa Combutal is surrounded by lush vegetation and forest. Unlike some of the other beaches, this one is a bit more wild and untouched. You can check out the many baby sea turtles and also potentially you might spot one of the endangered scarlet macaws.