Keep heading out on the Azuero Peninsula from Las Tablas and you will come to the little town of Pedasi - home to Panama's first woman president. Drive a little further and the main road ends at a group of villas around the Playa los Distiladeros. Another smaller road veers off and takes you further out into the bush at the resort of Villa Romana. Dramatically perched on cliffs above the sea, you have a short walk to a great beach on the west side. The hotel, like all of the others in the area, is a great place to get away from it all. You have the beach to yourself out here. There are surfing possibilities here, but you have to be careful with a lot of rocks that are hidden at high tide.
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As I said on another tip page, all towns in Panama have at least one Patron Saint. In the village of Peña Blanca, which is a few miles south of Las Tablas, they recently celebrated a fiesta of their town´s patron, St. Anthony of Padua, or San Antonio de Padua. He is the Patron Saint of fishermen, also, and since Peña Blanco is close to the Pacific, that is appropriate, although, I doubt if any men in the town are engaged in commercial fishing, because it is far enough inland that it wouldn´t be feasable for the locals to be engaged in fishing. But they had a nice fiesta, with a candlelight procession that wound it´s way all through the town. Again, this was not a wild party, but a religious celebration, so no borrachos were dancing in the streets, it was a colorful, subdued celebration.
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