Entering Pedasi is like taking a step back in time. The local population is friendly and hospitable. The region is one of the most traditional and folkloric in Panama.
The Azuero Peninsula is otherwise known as Panama´s dry arc, as it experiences less rainfall throughout the year than any other part of the country. This makes it the perfect sun filled vacation.
The Azuero Peninsula constitutes Panama’s southernmost landmass. Jutting into the Pacific, the peninsula in general and Pedasi in particular are an excellent staging post for expeditions into the Pacific. This is the country’s “tuna coast,” and just offshore are big numbers of yellow-fin tuna. The waters around Pedasi yield both inshore and offshore fish species. Within a few minutes of town you can catch sailfish, red and cubera snapper, marlin, Spanish mackerel, roosterfish, amberjack, mahi-mahi, grouper and wahoo in season.
Pedasi, Panama is a Spanish colonial town situated in the 3rd largest province of Panama, Los Santos. Combined with Herrara, this makes up The Azuero Peninsula which is considered the heartland of Panama.
Pedasi is also considered one of the best places for witnessing the annual migration of the humpback whale (during the season / June to November).
This coast is well known in surfing circles, and two world surfing championships have been hosted at nearby Playa Venao in recent years.
There are small and medium-sized supermarkets, two bakeries, a dulceria (a Panamanian cake shop), several restaurants, bed and breakfasts and hotels. The region is primarily agricultural, and it is therefore possible to find high quality fresh products of all kinds. In addition, Pedasi has a public health clinic, two banks, a public library and a small clothes shop selling surf and beach wear. You can get by day to day without travelling beyond the town’s borders.
This is a wholesome, genuine and authentic place. It’s the kind of place you might doubt still exists anywhere in the world and an ideal place to embrace a quiet, simple beach lifestyle.