Important Azuero Tourist and Ecological Locations

Azuero is home to an unending number of tourist sites to visit, among which are the museums in Herrera, La Villa de Los Santos, and Las Tablas, which exhibit many historical pieces from the indigenous presence in Panama, the Colonial era, and the Republican era.

The National Parks and Wildlife Refuges highlight the peninsula’s natural beauty. Cerro Hoya National Park holds a key ecological importance because due to its isolated position it is home to diverse endemic flora and fauna and feeds the principle watersheds in the region. Remnants of primary forest are still found there, and it has the highest elevation point in the peninsula.

The Iguana Island Wildlife Refuge is one of the most important oceanic tourist sites on the peninsula since it contains the oldest coral reef in the country. It is also a key nesting place for frigate birds, and at certain times of the year, you can observe humpback whales.

The Cenegón Mangrove Wildlife Refuge is the opportune place to contemplate the ecosystem of mangroves, wetlands, and coastal landscape that it offers. It is a key point on the annual migration route for marine birds.

The El Montuoso Forest Reserve is the last humid tropical rainforest reserve in the Herrera province. It is also where the rivers, which are important to nature and tourism in the province, begin.

There are also coastal locations where sea turtles can be found, such as the Isla Cañas Wildlife Refuge and La Marinera Reserve. The latter has become one of the biggest scientific research centers for sea turtles in the American Eastern Pacific region.


Author: Irving Vergara