Sugar Cane Juice Guarapo de Caña

sugar cane juice panama

Sugar cane is one of Panama's must productive crops. Here on the Azuero peninsula, around the Divisa turn off to Chitre, sugar cane fields go on for  as far as the eye can see. Around David in Chiriqui, near Playa Barqueta, sugar cane is everywhere. Large tracts dominate the low lying flat areas. During harvest time it's common to see … [Read more...]

La Arena de Chitre

Chitre, Panama, Herrera, Artist, Art, Market

Just north of Chitre, on the road to Divisa, is the small town of La Arena. La Arena is nationally known for it's hand made pottery and fresh bread. There are panaderias (bakeries) on nearly every corner in La Arena and between the panaderias there is probably a small family owned shop selling their hand made pottery and hammocks among … [Read more...]

Santiago

Veraguas

Santiago is located equally between David (in Chiriqui) and Panama City on the Pan-American Highway. Santiago in Veraguas Province, is the place to turn south to go to Santa Catalina, turn north to the mountain hide-away of Santa Fe,  just a few minutes from Atalaya, the turn off to the Veraguas Coast, and only twenty-five minutes away … [Read more...]

Chitre

Chitre Slider

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 … [Read more...]