Chitré is an honest, unpretentious regional capital town. Its economy is based on agriculture and local provincial commerce. It also offers its residents a growing number of options for dining out, shopping, and entertainment. It’s only necessary to travel to Panama City to catch an international flight.
Set within a hinterland of tropical dry forest and cultivated agricultural land, Chitré has flourished in recent years. Cosmopolitan and urban, with the quiet, secure feel of a small country town, Chitré has a population of around 50,000 that seems to be growing all the time due to an unprecedented building boom and an influx of new business to the town and region.