The Azuero Peninsula is considered the heartland of Panama and is known for its cultural traditions and folklore. There is a timeless quality to daily life here, a blend of the ultra-modern with the centuries-old traditional ways.
The Government of Panama is currently making significant investments with a new airport under construction, a large highway improvement underway, and $36M modern hospital beginning construction in 2011.
Thanks to controlled development and growth, the natural beauty is being preserved.
In its eastern tip you’ll find the beautiful town of Pedasi, a small coastal fishing village nestled on green rolling hills that resemble the Tuscan region of Italy. Tourism and real estate have begun to increase in the area since it enjoys some of the best weather in Panama, compared by many as the “Riviera of the Tropics,” offering world-class sport fishing, surfing, whale-watching, and endless adventure possibilities.
At the bottom of the Azuero Peninsula, however, one feels almost at the end of the world. Impeccably paved highways slink through endless green fields and tiny clustered towns, colorful and tranquil; because they tend to hug the highway, very few towns have sprung up along the many beaches here, and the waterfront is largely deserted.