pedasi, los santos, azueroPedasi, this quaint and friendly town is the shining star of the Azuero Peninsula. Located near the Southeastern tip of the Los Santos Province, Pedasi is a great place for tourists to start their Pacific Coast Tour.  Many ex-pats live in the area and the tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace.

Surfing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, horse back riding, kayaking, stand up paddle surfing, beach combing or just chilling by the water with a cold drink are all activities that are easily available in the Pedasi area.  The crystal clear blue waters surrounding the beautiful national park of Isla Iguana are just off-shore from the Pedasi coast.   If surfing or body boarding are more to one’s liking the local beaches of Playa el Toro, Lagart Point, Destiladeros or Playa Panamaes are only a few minutes away by car.  And don’t forget the world famous Playa Venao, host to the ISA Juniors and Open World Surfing Championships is only a 25 minute drive from town.

Pedasi has plenty of hotels and restaurants to match any price point.  Whether your taste buds prefer fresh seafood at Iguana Restaurant, Italian cuisine at Pasta y Vino or American style BBQ and live music at Smiley’s, Pedasi has your flavor.

The vibrant town of Pedasi is a must see on your Panamanian vacation.


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Hotels and Lodging

Restaurants and Bars





Casa de Campo
Luxury, boutique hotel with amazing manicured grounds and pool.
Located in downtown Pedasi on the main street near Grupo Moreno.
$85 and up
Tel. (507) 6780-5280

Casa La Jagua
Downtown Pedasi on the main street at the entrance
of town, across from the Policia Nacional.
$88 and up

Casita Margarita
Downtown Pedasi on the main street.
American owned comfortable modern hotel.
$69 and up
Tel. (507) 995-2898

Pedasito Boutique Hotel
Hotel, Restaurant, Bar and Spa.
Located between the park and the main road across from Gregory’s Chef Burger.
Tel: (507)6584-4847 / Reservations

Hotel Residencial Pedasi
Comfortable hotel at the entrance of town across from
Banco Nacional.
$25 and up
Tel. (507)995-2490

Pedasi Sports Club
Downtown Pedasi on the main street across from Policia Nacional.
Pool, bar, restaurant and dive school.
$55 and up
Tel: (507)995-2894(Espanol) / Cell (507)6741-7172(English)

Hospedaje Moscoso
$25 and up
Downtown Pedasi on the main street near the park

Hostal Dona Maria
Six comfortable rooms, 4 large lounging areas, beautiful garden, rancho
with hammocks, a barbecue pit, and a large parking lot.
Downtown Pedasi on the main street near the park
$30 and up
Tel: (507) 995-2916 / (507) 995-2116
Cel: (507) 6675-9640

Peak Hostel
Downtown Pedasi on the corner in front of the park
Tel: (507)995-2898


Playa el Toro

La Rosa de los Vientos
Walking distance to playa el Toro.
Small, private, comfortable and quiet hotel.
$40 and up
Tel. (507) 6778-0627


Playa los Destiladeros

Posada Los Destiladeros / Panama Bambu
Oceanfront with a pool in playa los Destiladeros
$75 and up
Tel: (507)995-2771 / Cel: (507)6673-9262

Villa Camilla
One of a kind luxurious lodging and private grounds with pool, restaurant and bar.
Located in playa los Destiladeros
$225 and up
Tel. (507) 399-9830

Villa Romana
Beautiful private oceanfront hotel, pool, restaurant and bar located in
puerto Escondido, los Destiladeros/
$100 and up
Tel: Hotel (507) 848-3002 / Reservations & Info (507) 995-2922
Mobile: (507) 6780-3002

Dim’s Hostel
Downtown Pedasi on the main street, breakfast
and internet included, comfortable establishment.
$40 and up
Tel: (507)995-2303


Restaurants & Bars

Maudy’s Cafe
Cafe, Coffee, Smoothies & Sandwiches, Wifi
On the main road near Casita Margarita.

Ristorante Pasta e Vino
Italian owned and operated, great food and service.
On the road to playa el Toro two blocks past the basketball court
on the corner, by the cantina.
Tel. (507)6695-2689

American stlye food and music, hamburgers, smoked meats, BBQ,
wings, seafood and great steaks.
Live music almost all Tuesday and Friday nights.
Located between Grupo Moreno and Dim’s Hostel on the main road.

Mama Llena’s
Australian owned. Good food and amazing desserts.
Best pies and cup cakes in town.
Located on the park across from the church.

Dulceria Yeli “La Dulceria”
The original. Panamanian owned and operated. Inexpensive desserts,
sandwiches, coffee and chicha’s.
One building off of the main road, past the park, on the right, look
for the small sign in front of the two story yellow house.

Restaurante Isla Iguana
Local Panamanian Cuisine.  Seafood, steak, ceviche’s and chicken.
Located on the main road at the end of town next to the gas station

Pedasito Cafe and Wine Bar
Located between the park and the main road across from Gregory’s Chef Burger.

Gregory’s Chef Burger
Hamburgers with different toppings, fries and wings.
Located between the park and the main road across from Pedasito.

The Bakery Pedasi
Croissants, cookies, delicious sandwiches, excellent pizzas, soups, desserts and coffees.
Located on the main road across from the Palacio Municipal and the Super Centro El Pueblo,
next to Dim’s Hostal

Mama Fefa’s
Local Panamanian breakfast and lunch only. Most inexpensive
delicious food in town. Get there early, by 1:00pm there is no
guarantee that there’s food left.
Located behind Dims a few blocks down on the right.

El Ejecutivo (Chef Riki’s)
Local Panamanian food and a few chinese dishes. Popular with locals.
Inexpensive and usually quick.
Located on the park across from Tiesto.

Pizzeria Tiesto
Pizza, sandwiches and tacos, Panamanian style.
Located on the park across from Chef Riki’s.
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