Welcome to Interior Azuero
Pesé, 23km southwest of Chitré, is home to the country’s largest seco distillery and is also famous for its annual Good Friday re-enactment of the Passion of Christ.
About 24km west of Pesé, sleepy Ocú produces its own version of the Panama-style hat called sombreros ocueños, the best examples of which cost up to US$100.
Ocú's festivals also have wide notoriety, including Festival Nacional del Manito Ocueño, held during the second week in August, and the Feria de San Sebastián, celebrating Ocú's patron saint in late January. Both Pesé and Ocú feature folklore programs and an agricultural fair.