Welcome to La Frontera
Although La Frontera is the name of the large municipality that extends over the entire gulf coast, it’s also the name of a small and very peaceful settlement perched on the hillside behind Tigaday. The most important sight here is the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, a 17th-century construction that was redone in 1929. Inside, the three-nave church has two rows of pretty stone columns and an ornate golden altar. It sits on the Plaza de la Candelaria, a charming square with benches and a fountain. Behind the church, you can walk to the empty stone chapel perched on the hill. It’s a short but steep climb and, from the top, the gulf valley spreads out before you like a patchwork quilt of fields and banana plantations.
The Camino de Jinama begins (or ends, depending on your route) near the plaza.