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Distillery in Interior Azuero

Varela Hermanos

At the Hacienda San Isidro near Pesé, 23km southwest of Chitré, Varela Hermanos, the country's largest seco (alcoholic drink made from sugarcane) distillery, has been making the nation's favorite tipple, Seco Herrer…
Arts & Crafts in Interior Azuero

Elena Montilla

Elena Montilla is a nationally known maker of Panama-style hats based in Ocú; she also makes traditional polleras (traditional dresses from the Península de Azuero). To visit her workshop, drive or walk north about …
Arts & Crafts in Interior Azuero

Artesanías Ocueñas

Overlooking the central plaza in Ocú is this outlet of the internationally renowned women's co-op Artesanía Ocueña. The group sells intricate montunos (men's folkloric outfits), polleras (traditional dresses from th…
Arts & Crafts in Interior Azuero

Ezequela Maure

Visitors are welcome at the Ocú workshop of this nationally known maker of Panama-style hats. Drive or walk north about 1km on Av Central; if you come to a fork in the road, you’ve gone too far. Ezequela’s house is …
Cultural in Macaracas

Fiesta de los Reyes Magos

An annual festival more than two centuries old that celebrates the Epiphany (January 6) with a two-hour dramatization of the story of the Three Kings.