Azuero Peninsula

Shutterstock/15741766/Gualberto BecerraThe small town of Divisa, 61 km beyond Penonomé, is the crossroads for a major paved road that branches south into the Azuero Peninsula, one of the earliest parts of Panama to be settled. Despite road paving in the south and east, many of the peninsula's small towns are still remote and preserve much of their 400-year-old colonial traditions, costumes and a number of white churches. In addition to its tranquillity, the region's cleanliness and prosperity are a welcome change from Panama City. Most towns of any size on the peninsula have annual carnivals (the four days before Ash Wednesday) but the one in Las Tablas is especially picturesque and popular with visitors. Accommodation is in short supply at this time throughout the region.

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