The city of Las Tablas, which was founded in 1671, is the capital of Los Santos province located in the Azuero Peninsula. Las Tablas is located 3.5 hours driving from Panama City on the Panamerican Highway or a quick 35 minute flight to Chitre and then 15 minutes by car.
Las Tablas is most popular for its Carnavals, folklore, traditions, friendly people, great weather and Spanish culture. It is also the economic center for this agricultural region where residents from the neighboring districts and small towns go to do business or go shopping. In the town you will find a variety of banks, supermarkets, hardware stores, clinics, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, internet, Laundromats and many other services. The last census in 2000 reported approximately 25,000 residents in Las Tablas.
Las Tablas is located a few kilometers from various Pacific Ocean beaches which combined with the exceptional weather makes for a beach lovers paradise. It is also located about 35 minutes from Cerro Canajagua which has an elevation of 2700 feet above sea level and a very nice cool climate. Canajagua and Nuario mountain area are being discovered as one of the hidden jewels of the Azuero peninsula due to its climate, access and incredible views of the Pacific and the peninsula.
If you are visiting the Republic of Panama in search of investment opportunities, it would be wise to visit the beaches and mountains of Azuero.