Attractions

Top Choice Workshop in Parita

Taller Dario López

One of Panama's top artisans, Dario López has been making colorful masks for folkloric dancers since the 1960s. These days most of his masks and satin costumes worn by devil dancers are exported to the USA and Europ…
Workshop in Parita

Taller de Restauración Macario José Rodriguez

Macario José Rodriguez has been restoring the wooden altars and statuary of Panama’s colonial churches since the early 1980s, and this is the only such workshop in the country. You'll find it opposite Parita's churc…
Church in Parita

Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

This 18th-century churrigueresque (an ornate Spanish baroque style) church has some lovely carvings; check out the pulpit and the retablo (altarpiece). It is the only church in Panama that has its steeple located di…
National Park in Around Chitré

Parque Nacional Sarigua

Some 26km northwest of central Chitré, Parque Nacional Sarigua is arguably the most important pre-Columbian site in Panama. The archaeological site has been dated back 11,000 years, although much of it is yet to be …
Nature Reserve in Around Chitré

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Cenegón del Mangle

This 776-hectare refuge about 25km north of Chitré protects a mangrove forest at the mouth of the Río Santa María. It's an important wildlife area and nesting ground for wading birds. The most commonly sighted speci…
Bird Sanctuary in Around Chitré

Playa El Agallito

Playa El Agallito is a mudflat created by silt deposited by the Río Parita and the Río La Villa, 9km north of Chitré. At low tide, it stretches more than 2km from the high-water mark to the surf, supplying a bounty …
Factory in La Arena

Ceramica Hermanos Calderón

Ceramica Hermanos Calderón is where you can buy traditional painted ceramics at wholesale prices. These pieces are made on the premises in a workshop directly behind the roadside showroom. All pottery is made by han…