#22 Azuero Peninsula to Portobelo, Panama March 29 to April 25

Filed under: Panama — Aaron and Amy at 12:23 pm on Monday, April 30, 2007

We left David and were headed to the Azuero Peninsula for the Semana Santa (holy week) celebrations. The peninsula is full of small towns that hold many traditional festivals, and the village of Los Santos is supposed to be one of the best for Semana Santa. We were a bit early but wanted to stop at the tourist office to get the schedule of events so we could go hang out on the beach for a few days and return in time for the events. The tourist office in Los Santos is defunct, but there were several men at the small museum that were extremely helpful. We were headed to a beach called Venao, but found a great place to camp that was a few kilometers before it. Aaron saw several clusters of rocks in the water and decided it would be a great place for fishing. Oddly enough, on the side of the narrow dirt road there was an old RV sitting in the sun rotting away. (Read on …)