THE NEW TOURIST DISTRICT OF SANTA FE DE VERAGUAS

Is considered an ecological paradise, home to a great variety of flora and fauna such as the unique species of orchids that we can find here....

Gabriela Pedrotti 2020-11-11 12:59:01

The town of Santa Fe, located on the highest mountains of Veraguas, is considered an ecological paradise, home to a great variety of flora and fauna such as the unique species of orchids that we can find here. The virgin forests of this province surrounded by more than 50 waterfalls make of this the ideal spot for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and bird watching, with different areas where tourists can just relax and connect with nature. The main city of the district of Santa Fe, has an approximate population of 3,047 inhabitants and is located at an altitude of approximately 1000 meters above sea level.

Due to its potential, Santa Fe de Veraguas will become a tourist destination. For this purpose, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) will offer specialized technical assistance and help strengthen its experience in coordination with local authorities, the community and the different tourism chambers. In order to achieve this goal, the Municipal Council of Santa Fe sponsored the agreement No. 11 in August 2019, whereby it was agreed to manage with the ATP the signing of a cooperation agreement that will make it a “tourist destination”.

With the formalization of this agreement, the district of Santa Fe will officially become part of the tourist destinations of the country. Currently, Isla Colon, in Bocas del Toro; Boquete, in Chiriquí; The Anton Valley, in Coclé; Pedasí, in Los Santos; and Taboga Island, in Panama are part of this agreement. On the other hand, the Chamber of Tourism and the Tourist Cooperative of Santa Fe, proposed the creation of the "Waterfalls Route" to the ATP, due to the abundance of cascades, which have turned the place into a strong tourist product due to the great ecological value and natural beauty.

At the same time, Santa Fe is known throughout Panama for the orchids and virgin forests of the surrounding mountains which are ideal for hiking and bird watching. In addition, the classic Santa Fe hat, which is a variation of the traditional Pintao hat, is manufactured and sold at the Santa Fe Artisan Market. In addition to the hats, handmade dresses with indigenous style for women and girls (known by its bright colours and geometric designs) are also sold in this market.

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