is located in the Los Santos (The Saints)
province, and is surrounded by little towns
such as El jobo, Bella Vista, Las Lagunitas,
La Guaca, La Pacheca and La Enea.
The name Guararé comes from the indian
chief Guararí dating back to the spanish
reign this part of the continent. This is
a cute town that is known for its roots in
the panamanian culture in which the pollera,
the montuno and the music are the most important
symbols. This town is also host to the Festival
Nacional de La Mejorana, celebrated this year
from September 20th to the 26th .
city of Las Tablas is the capitol of the Los
Santos province. It is located on
a plane about 12 kilometers from the Pacific
Ocean and it has a port called Mensabé.
It is hard to know when the city was founded,
but tradition indicates that captain Jacinto
Barahona founded it approximately on July
19, 1671. By 1721, the Santa Librada Church,
a national monument, had already been built.
Las Tablas is home to the best
carnival celebration in the Republic of
Playa Venao is a 3
mile long beach break, similar to Blacks Beach
California, located 6 hours by car
from Panama city. This spot catches just surfing
waves from about every swell direction and is
rarely under 4 feet tall and has seen waves
as tall as 15 feet with a good swell. Venao
is a popular spot for local surfers from Panama
City and the town of Chitre, so on the weekends
it sometimes gets somewhat crowded with as many
as 20 surfers riding waves.
Playa Venao Surfing
The town of Pedasí,
on the Azuero Peninsula, is a small coastal
fishing village nestled on green rolling
hills that resemble the Tuscan region of Italy.
The coastal roads of Pedasí wind around
beautiful cliffs where you can see tide pools,
beaches, and a traditional spanish hacienda
every so often. The dramatic shores and the
fame it has for its virgin fishing grounds have
brought a select crowd of investors to this
small fishing village, among then an extensive
Hollywood crowd that have purchased land and
houses in this city for their private enjoyment