The Azuero Peninsula - Azuero Peninsula
Azuero’s Folklore

Considered by many “the cultural heart of Panama”, the inhabitants of the Azuero Peninsula live their traditions and their folklore proudly and display it throughout the year in many festivities. We will see in detail the handcrafting of the pollera, one of the most beautiful costumes in the world, by visiting an elder lady that has dedicated all her life to the typical dress of the Panamanian women. We will also visit small studios of local artisans who produce the colorful devil’s masks, the drums used in local music and the gold ornaments that are part of the traditional Panamanian culture.

 

Drums – Tambores – are one of Panama’s national symbols and an instrument used in traditional music of Panama’s three main ethnics – the indigenous, the black, and the hispanic. To build a set of drums a lot of experience is required in order to chose the right type of wood and leather to produce the unique sound of the Tambor. The wood has to be cut into the right size and shape before being moistened, put together and dried in the shade. For the best sound, traditionally leather of deer, goat or wild pork was used, however, as most of those animals are protected, mostly cow leather is used.

 

Panama’s stunning national dress is called Pollera. There are many different types of Polleras, from simple colorful skirts up to the handcrafted and beautifully embroidered “Pollera de Gala” which is considered one of the world’s most beautiful national costumes. Panama’s Pollera originates from a Spanish dress from the 16th or 17th century – but much simpler than today’s version of the Pollera. Panamenian women wear their Pollera usually for festive events and celebrations and combine the stunning dress with ostentatious gold jewellery and detailed hair accessories, called Tembleques.



Included

Transportation from/to main Pedasi hotels, bilingual tour guide, entrance fees & water.



Duration

Approx 4 hrs



What to bring

Sneakers, comfortable clothes, camera.

Dates   Rates
From: 01 NOV 16 To: 31 OCT 19
From Chitre Adult $107
Children N/A
Private N/A
Private child N/A
From Pedasi & Playa Venao Adult $145
Children N/A
Private N/A
Private child N/A

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

* Minimum 2 passengers.

*Tour operate daily at 08:30 AM.

* Childrens from 06 years old pay as adult.

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