Top things to do in Santa Fé

Top Choice Cambodian in Santa Fé

Anachoreo Restaurant

This intimate eatery at the hotel of the same name ranks among the finest eating this side of Panama City. The Cambodian owner-chef is a wonderful cook and delightful presence. Don't miss the Cambodian chicken curry…
Mountain in Santa Fé

Cerro Tute

With excellent open views of the valley, Cerro Tute is home to the area’s famed bird life and features a cliff blasted with up-currents that seem to prevent anyone falling off. An extensive trail network winds throu…
Waterfall in Santa Fé

Cascada de Bermejo

An excellent half-day road and trail walk (five hours round trip) leads to this tall waterfall with a delightful swimming hole in the dry season. Follow the road past William’s inner-tube rentals; after taking the B…
River in Santa Fé

Río Bulaba

There’s a lovely swimming hole on this river about a 20-minute walk from town. Head northeast along the road past the Coffee Mountain Inn on the way to El Pantino. The swimming hole is about 600m from there.
National Park in Santa Fé

Parque Nacional Santa Fé

This vast, mountainous park covers 726 sq km of pristine wilderness, extending from the northern edge of Santa Fé to the Cordillera Central, and includes the rugged area of Alto de Piedra. It's part of the northern …
Panamanian in Santa Fé

Restaurante Hermanos Pineda

This welcoming, family-run place just up from the town center serves better food than the plain-Jane menu would have you believe, including worthwhile fish and seafood served with patacones, rice or fries. There's a…
Waterfall in Santa Fé

Alto de Piedra

There are three waterfalls in Alto de Piedra northwest of town. Though you can visit on your own, access can be difficult and affected by recent weather conditions; we recommend you hire a guide to visit these areas…
Event in Santa Fé

Exposición de Orquídeas

Collectors from all over Panama display their finest orchids at the Féria de Santa Fé during the popular orchid exposition each August; the ATP tourist office in Santiago can provide you with the precise date.
Waterfall in Santa Fé

El Salto

The impressive waterfall known as El Salto lies about three hours southeast of Santa Fé along a 4WD road that is usually only accessible during the dry season. On foot, it is a full eight-hour excursion including ti…
Cafeteria in Santa Fé

Fonda de la Terminal

This simple, no-nonsense cafeteria next to the bus station offers some of the best comida típica (regional specialties) around. It's friendly and very clean.