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Chitre is the capital of la provincia de Herrera, and is a lively town in the interior of Panama.  Chitre hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the celebration of San Juan, 19 de Octubre and of course, a Carnival party that rivals the festivities in Las Tablas.

Chitre is a thirty minute drive off the Pan-American Highway south of Divisa. Nearby in the scenic town of Pesé, the family owned distillery Varela Hermanos has been producing its famous locally grown sugar cane rums Seco and Ron Abuelo for over 100 years.  When at the distillery take the tour.  You’ll love the complimentary beverages!

Chitre is home to the only desert in Panama, La Sarigua National Park.   Make sure and check out the hand made pottery and fresh bread in the town of La Arena.

Known by Panamanians as “la ciudad que crece sola” or “the city that grows by itself,” Chitre is a fun stop for a day while on the drive down the Azuero Peninsula.


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El Hotel Versalles
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Located on the main road coming into Chitre on the right before the red light
Tel: (507) 996-4422 / 996-3133


Gran Hotel Azuero
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Located on the main road with a pool near the cinema.
Tel: 507-970-1000 / 996-5125


Hotel Hong Kong Resort and Conference Center
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Located across from Banco Nacional at the red light near McDonalds
Tel: (507) 996-4483 / (507) 996-9180


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