The Best of Azuero


  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum 2 people


  • Pick up/drop off at hotel
  • Private A/C Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Water and snacks
  • Lunch at a local fonda

What to Expect

Discover the most traditional products of this rich area, considered the cultural and agricultural heart of Panama.

Visit the workshops of local artisans dedicated to Panama’s Folklore:  A maker of the traditional devil masks, a drum  expert and finally visit a group of ladies devoted to the traditional gala dress of the Panamanian woman.

You will also observe the traditional extraction of salt, learn why the village of La Arena is famous for its pottery and its wood oven bread  and visit a traditional sugar cane mill..


Tour Description

Start your day with a short drive from your hotel  to observe the traditional extraction of salt from the Pacific Ocean, using the same technique the indigenous tribes developed in pre Columbian times, then visit the village of La Arena, famous for its magnificent pottery and see how hard it is to use the potter’s wheel to produce this magnificent works of art that decorate most of our houses.

Afterwards, visit a traditional sugar cane mill to see how the refreshing sugar cane juice called “Guarapo” is made and how sugar cane honey is cooked. Finally learn how the local bread, called “Pan de La Arena”, is baked in clay ovens and what’s the secret behind  Its unique taste.

At noon, taste a delicious traditional Panamanian lunch at a local “Fonda”.

In the afternoon you will learn from the experts  about the handcrafting of the Pollera, the pride of every Panamanian home.  You will also visit the studios of local artisans dedicated to Panama’s Folklore: A maker of the fearful devil’s masks used for the folkloric dances of the Dirty Devils and the Corpus Cristi festival; and a drum maker that hand makes wooden drums that are the most important part of Panama’s traditional music

The inhabitants of the Azuero Peninsula live their traditions and their folklore proudly and this is visible in their daily lives.


Tour Highlights

  • Amazing pieces of folkloric art work
  • Expressions of our Spanish heritage
  • 16th and 17th century colonial towns
  • Traditional lunch

What to bring:

  • Fresh clothes
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Backpack
  • Raingear