Located in the Veraguas mountain range, at about 5 hours from Panama City, Santa Fe offers a unique experience of a laid back traditional Panamanian village where horses are still commonly used, while at the same time you won’t have to sacrifice any modern amenities such as electricity, high speed internet and clean drinking water. It offers a convenient base to explore the vast wilderness of the Santa Fe national park and the native reservations, stretching for over 40 miles in three directions.
In other words, Santa Fe Panama is for those who love nature, adventure and authentic culture. To name just a few of the wonderful possibilities: swimming, rafting or tubing down one of the many unspoiled rivers, horseback riding, hike through virgin rain forest as far as the Caribbean coast, go bird watching, 4×4 adventure tours, visit organic (coffee) farms and orchid gardens and more.
Santa Fe lies at an altitude of around 450 meters or 1350 feet, and due to its proximity to much higher mountains it enjoys a year round temperate tropical climate with warm days and cool nights. These mountains also temper the typical wet/dry tropical seasons, resulting in a rainy season that is more sunny and a dry season that is more green.
The true charm about this town is that it isn’t overrun with developers. Surely it is developing, but for the foreseeable future it will remain what is is: a place to get away from it all and return to unspoiled nature.