Panama’s Azuero Peninsula Is a Wildlife Mecca and Perfect Alternative to Panama City

Panama is equipped with a particularly fascinating array of destinations to explore, ranging from lush rainforests to idyllic islands to vibrant villages — and for those wishing to explore all three in one trip, the southern Azuero Peninsula is the perfect destination.

For newcomers wishing to experience the beauty of the region without straying too far from the provincial capital, the town of Pedasí is an ideal base. Located roughly 4.5 hours south of Panama City by car — or just 25 minutes by charter plane — this idyllic village is renowned for its top-tier surfing and high concentration of charming inns.

Whether you’re planning to trek through verdant jungles, join in on the annual Carnaval festivities, or surf to your heart’s content, the Azuero Peninsula offers an incredible opportunity for all types of traveler. Though not quite as popular as destinations like Panama City or Bocas del Toro, this storied region is equipped with a truly fascinating blend of culture and nature that can be found nowhere else on earth.

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