Pedasí and the Azuero Peninsula are lush and beautiful. I’m sure our accommodation added to our enjoyment with colorful flowers and shade trees everywhere.
I really wanted to go fishing in this part of the world, but I didn’t bring any equipment, thinking I could rent gear if I ever got the opportunity.
While checking out our host’s well-appointed woodwork shop here in Pedasí, I spotted his stock of fishing gear neatly lined up on a rack. Wayne and I started talking about fishing in our homes on both coasts of the North American continent, which led to a conversation about fishing here in Panama. Wayne mentioned that he hadn’t been fishing for a while. It didn’t take long before we’d planned a day out, with Wayne generously sharing his equipment.
We finally rented a car in Pedasí so we could explore around the peninsula. At $69USD/day, it’s not an inexpensive choice for getting around, but we were excited about the freedom that having our own car offered us.
What a refreshing way to spend New Year’s Day in tropically hot Pedasí. Our hosts allowed us to tag along with them and their friends to a waterfall where they like to hang out. A howler monkey hung out in the trees directly above us the whole time we were there, only moving to scratch himself occasionally.
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On the first day in Pedasí: Arrival
Getting to Pedasí from Panama City by bus is fairly straightforward. We took an Uber to the Albrook bus terminal ($4.68), caught the next bus to Las Tablas ($9.70 each + 25 cents to get through the turnstile).