Azuero: The Forgotten Peninsula


Surrounded by a beautiful coastline and full of picturesque small towns, this is an area rich in Panamanian culture and folklore, home to many popular fairs and traditional celebrations.

What to See & Do

Beaches. There are many well-marked beaches accessible from the main road that goes bordering the coast. However, the most popular in the area have something in particular, like the big waves in “Venao” for surfing, or the coral reef at “Isla Iguana”.

Culture. There are so many fairs and local celebrations in this region that you can almost count on attending one if you happen to be in the area on the weekend. For the most popular ones, you need to make reservations well in advance, including of course Carnivals.

Nature & Wildlife. Nature lovers will enjoy a snorkeling trip in “Isla Iguana”, the most extensive and oldest coral reef on the Gulf of Panama, with more than 300 species of fish and 14 species of coral. And if you happen to be in the area around September and October, make sure you visit “Isla Cañas”, with a vast stretch of golden beach that doubles as sea turtle nesting grounds.