Coclé is a province
of central Panama on the nation's southern
coast. The capital is the city of Penonomé.
This province was created by the Act of September
12, 1855 with the title of Department of Coclé
during the presidency of Dr. Justo de Arosemena.
It became a province, Decretory Number 190,
on October 20, 1985. Coclé is primarily
an agricultural area, with sugar and tomatoes
as major crops. The province has a number
of well known beaches, such as Santa Clara,
Farallon and Rio Hato, and tourist activity
has increased in recent years.
Royal Decameron Beach Resort,
Golf, Spa & Casino
Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf, Spa,
& Casino Panama offers a traditional All
Inclusive experience and more. Located on
2 kilometers of secluded white sand beach,
Royal Decameron boasts six large pools, 11
restaurants [8 a-la-carte], and 11 bars [including
1 swim up bar], all surrounded by lush gardens
on a hill overlooking the Pacific ocean.
When not relaxing on the
beach or in our spa, you are invited to play
a round on the on-site 18 hole golf course;
take part in many organized activities, from
volleyball to water aerobics; take advantage
of many free non-motorized water-sports options;
or tour the sites of Panama with an on-site
tour group, Decameron Explorer.
At night, you can eat in
one of 8 specialty restaurants while your children
enjoy the nightly kids show. After dinner, take
in the sites and sounds of Panama at the nightly
show (see a different show every night for two
weeks). Finally, you can play in the casino
and dance the night away at the discothèque
before retiring to your well appointed, comfortable
guestroom. Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf,
Spa, & Casino Panama truly offers everything
and more necessary to make your trip a fantastic
El Valle de Anton
EL VALLE DE ANTON: Down,
way down, in a valley surrounded by mist-wreathed
mountaintops near this comfortable community,
are the red tile roofs of miniature homes.
But they are not in a valley and they are
not so small, they are inside the 20 square
kilometer crater of a volcano atop a mountain,
the second-largest inhabited extinct volcano
in the world. Surrounding them are sheer-sided,
jungle-covered peaks that rise a further 600
feet. They are actually the rim walls left
in place when the caldera collapsed and became
the flat valley floor.
Penonomé is the capital
of the Panamanian province of Coclé.
Penonomé is located on the Zaratí
river in central Coclé. The origin of
the name of this town comes from the words "penó
Nomé". Nome was a chief of a local
native American tribe, who was put to death
by the Spanish colonial officials. "Penó
Nomé" means "Nome suffered."
Penonome is one of Panama’s last undiscovered
treasures. It is the capital city of the province
of Cocle and boasts beautiful mountain views,
crystal clear rivers. Penonome plays a very
important role in Panama’s agricultural
industry, and is home to many ranches, and orchards.
It is also an area rich in
Indian history, and petroglyphs can be found
throughout much of this area, specifically in
the area of La Pintada.
Throughout Penonome one can
find various typical Spanish Colonial towns
that have remained virtually untouched over
time, and still hold their old world charm and
The province of Cocle, in which
Penonome is located is also very well known
for its local hand made crafts which include
Typical Hats, and folkloric items.
Penonome is also a very festive
town and boast the aquatic carnivals, the orange
festival, tomato festival, and the sugar cane
The main town of Penonome is
located roughly 2 hours from Panama City.
Even though it is unknown when the city of
Aguadulce was founded, in the Cocle province,
it is known that it happened towards the end
of 18th century and that it was baptized with
the name San Juan Bautista de Aguadulce. Later
it was officially founded on October 19, 1848
by order of the provincial chamber of Panama
when it was still a part of Colombia. The city
has been known for years as "the land of
salt and sugar"("la tierra de la sal
y el azúcar".) It has also been,
throughout its history the capital of the province