Welcome to Parita
About 13km northwest of downtown Chitré, the colonial town of Parita is one of those little-known places that travelers love to stumble across. Founded in 1556 and named after a Ngäbe Buglé chief, Parita is full of 18th-century colonial structures, including the delightful Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Buildings have thick walls and solid beams, red-tiled roofs and sweeping arcades. Despite its historic core, Parita is known to few outside the Península de Azuero, so it’s unlikely that you will see any tourists here, Panamanian or otherwise.