Santa Fe, Panama
Veraguas is known as The Land of Columbus and Urracá. Urracá being the legendary Ngöbe-Buglé chieftain who bravely fought and defeated the Spanish conquistadores for nine years circa 1520s.
In 1630, Santa Fe was named as the capital of the province of Veraguas until 1890, when it was eventually replaced by the city of Santiago.
The average annual temperature in Santa Fe is nearly 76°F (24.4°C). Its cooler climate makes for a garden enthusiast’s dream and gives way to an economy which is primarily built on agriculture.
Offering many of the same attractions as Boquete, with fewer visitors, you can hike, birdwatch, tube down the river, and more…
Located in Veraguas, this is the only Panamanian province that reaches both the Caribbean and the Pacific Coast.
Santa Fe is about four hours (driving by car) from Panama City—including one hour up a winding mountain road from Santiago. The road is narrow; lacking any yellow or white division lines as well as a shoulder or guardrails.
It is set at 430 meters above sea level, not quite qualifying it as a cloud forest, but has that same mountainous, orchid, mossy terrain…