Pedasí and Tonosí: Traditions and Biodiversity

WHAT TO DO IN

Pedasí y Tonosí

Whale Watching

Seeing a huge whale jumping or swimming quietly with its newborn baby in the...

Turtle Sanctuary

If you want to experience sea turtle spawning, or perhaps, and even more...

Folklore

Get to know the rich and varied folklore of Panamá in Pedasi and Tonosi....

 

Where to Stay

You can reach Pedasi by road from Panama City. The journey takes approximately 5 hours, but the experiences you will have when you get there are worth the drive. You’ll know you have arrived in town when you see hundreds of colorful houses with their typical doorways, where there will always be a rocking chair facing the street. The town has very little traffic and its main roads are paved, which are perfect for cycling or walking.

Take the opportunity to try the typical food and visit the main square before venturing to incredible places such as the Pablo Arturo Barrios Wildlife Refuge protected area, where you can see coastal dunes—a unique landscape in the country—as well as mangroves, estuaries and beaches. 

The town of Pedasi does not have a beach of its own, but there are some located just 2 miles (3 km) away and others that are farther but which are quite easy to get to. Many hotels offer transfers and tours or, if you prefer, you can rent a car and drive there yourself.

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