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Culture and tradition in Pedasí Panama

Pedasí in Panama is a charming town and birthplace of the first female Panamanian president, Mireya Moscoso (1999-2004). Partly because of her efforts, this sleepy fishing village has turned into a beautiful and authentic travel destination.

The many cultural and traditional activities and festivals are linked to the town’s rich colonial history. You’ll see women wear the traditional costume (pollera) and men their traditional sandals and black and white hats. In the town centre, many colonial buildings have remained intact.

The central square is the place to relax with a cold drink or a local coffee, but also to meet the locals. Everybody, young or old, strolls along the square in the afternoon and evening.

Iguana Island

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Iguana Island

There is a lot to see and do in Pedasí. There´s pristine white beaches, where you can easily spend a day without encountering any other travelers.

Another recommendation is to visit Iguana Island in the Vida Silvestre Isla Iguana reserve. Here you can snorkel along a coral reef. Rays, eels and turtles can be spotted. Between June and November there’s a good chance you will see humpback whales.

If you’re a bird watcher, the island is a great place to visit as well. Some 62 species of birds live on the island. As do several other animals, such as the black iguana, the island’s namesake.

Surf spot

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Surf spot

Some 40 minutes from Pedasi, you’ll find local surf spot Playa Venao. Local surfers like to come here because of the constant waves and the relaxed atmosphere.

Another nice destination is the island of Isla Cañas, located at a 1.5 hour drive from Pedasí. Each year, from July to October, no less than 5 (!) turtle species lay their eggs on the 13 km long beach of the island. You can book an evening tour to experience this unique spectacle.

During your stay in Pedasi, your home is a small Bed and Breakfast about 1.5 km from the town centre and a 5 minute walk from Playa el Toro.

What can you see in and around Pedasi?

The following destinations are close to this travel package:

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