Top things to do

Fiesta in Guararé

Festival de la Mejorana

Dance groups from all over Panama – and even from other Latin American countries – attend this important annual event in late September. Festivities include a colorful procession in which decorated floats parade thr…
Arts Center in Guararé

Academia de Costumbres y Tradiciones Gabriel Villarreal

A local training ground for young festival artists, the Academy of Customs & Traditions Gabriel Villarreal offers classes in dancing, mejorana (a kind of small guitar), accordion, violin and cantaderas (folk son…
Arts & Crafts in Guararé

Cooperativa de Artesanos Guararé

This mini-ship in the center of Guararé and run by the local artists cooperative is an excellent place to pick up locally produced treasures – from polleras (traditional costumes) and handbags to ceramics and some o…
Museum in Guararé

Museo Casa de Manuel F Zárate

Set in the former residence of Manuel F Zárate, the folklorist devoted to conserving the traditions of the Azuero region, this museum is a good introduction to Guararé's festivities. It contains polleras (traditiona…