Welcome to Chitré
One of Panama’s oldest settlements, the city of Chitré is hardly geared up for travelers, but it’s an agreeable stop on the way to the peninsula's famed beaches. The capital of Herrera Province, it’s the largest city on the Península de Azuero and the region's cultural and historic capital. A handful of ornate red-tiled row homes hark back to the early days of Spanish settlement as does the main plaza. Colonial records indicate that there was a village here as early as 1558.