This picturesque province is distinguished by its rich cultural tradition and natural beauty, making it a must-see destination for history lovers and travelers seeking an authentic experience. With a perfect combination of the traditional and the modern, Herrera invites you to explore its picturesque colonial towns, enjoy its delicious gastronomy and immerse yourself in the warmth of its people.

Herrera is a province with a fascinating historical legacy. Its colonial towns, such as Chitré and Parita, will transport you back in time with their cobblestone streets, colorful houses and well-preserved colonial architecture. In addition, you can visit museums and historical sites that will tell you about the history of the region and its importance in the development of Panama.

In Herrera you can enjoy a unique gastronomy that combines indigenous and Spanish influences. You can’t miss typical dishes such as chicken stew, sea bass ceviche, tamales herreranos and the famous tropical fruit raspados. In addition, you will find local markets where you can taste fresh fruits and handicrafts.

Handicrafts are an essential part of Herrera’s identity. You will find workshops and stores where local artisans make unique products, such as the famous diablicos sucios masks, traditional weavings and decorative ceramics. You can purchase authentic pieces as souvenirs of your visit or special gifts.

Places of Great Tourist Interest:

  • Sarigua National Park: Explore this unique national park, known for its large sand dunes and rich archaeological history.
  • San Juan Bautista Church: Visit this beautiful colonial church in Parita, built in the 18th century.
  • Colonial Towns: Walk the cobblestone streets of Chitré, Parita and Ocú to admire the colonial houses and immerse yourself in local history.
  • Azuero International Fair: If you visit in April, don’t miss this famous fair that celebrates the culture and traditions of the region.

Climate and Average Temperature:

Herrera enjoys a dry tropical climate, with two well-defined seasons: the dry season (December to April) and the rainy season (May to November). The average temperature varies between 25°C and 32°C throughout the year.

How to get there from Panama City:

To get to Herrera from Panama City, you can opt to take a domestic flight to the Rubén Cantú Airport, located in Chitré, the largest city in the province. You can also choose to take a bus from the Albrook Terminal in Panama City to Chitre or other towns in Herrera.

Lodging Offer: 

You will find a variety of lodging options to suit your needs and preferences. Some of the options available are:

  1. Hotels: In the city of Chitré, the largest in the province, you will find hotels of different categories that offer modern comforts and quality services.
  1. Bed and Breakfast: In the picturesque colonial towns such as Parita and Ocú, you can find charming inns and bed and breakfasts that will give you a more intimate and cozy experience.
  1. House and Villa Rentals: If you prefer more privacy and autonomy during your stay, there are options to rent houses and villas in different areas of Herrera.
  1. Rural Lodging: If you want to experience life in the countryside, you also have the option of staying in rural farms or haciendas where you can enjoy nature and the tranquility of the environment.


It is advisable to wear light and comfortable clothing, preferably cotton, due to the hot and humid climate. Do not forget to bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat or cap to protect you from the sun. In addition, it is recommended to respect local traditions and customs, as well as to be careful with your belongings while exploring the region.


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