The western shore of the Azuero, known as the Sunset Coast because it’s the only one in the country from which you can watch the sun set over the ocean, is even slower than the eastern one. Sparsely populated, this long stretch of pristine shoreline is dotted with one small town after another, Mariato and Torio being the two towns worth noting. Restaurants and B&Bs are starting to pop up in both of these places and people are beginning to compare Torio to what Pedasí was three years ago.

Is aplace full of natural landscapes, where there are beaches, rivers, mountains and countless islands. From where you can plan visits to different parts of the Gulf and forest reserves Montuoso in the province of Herrera and Cerro Hoya in the province of Los Santos, in the gulf area you can go to the islands of Cébaco and many more, there are mangroves areas , bordering part of the shore.

There are many places to visit, the waters here are excellent, there are places to fish, to bathe comfortably and to surf. To get there it is only 60 minutes from Santiago capital of the province of Veraguas. The Gulf of Montijo and the coasts of Mariato are very extensive.

Bays: They are located along the coast between the most important we have Boca Vieja and Quebro.

Beaches: Possesses the most extensive and beautiful beaches of the South of Veraguas among them we have:

  • La Reina
  • Palo Seco
  • Morrillo
  • Malena
  • La Playita
  • Pachotal
  • El Gato
  • La Albina
  • Boca Varadero
  • Restingue

Rivers: Mariato is prodigious in this resource since it has more than 30 rivers among which we can mention:

  • Tebario
  • Ponuga
  • Zuay
  • Negro
  • Torio
  • Piñas
  • Quebro
  • Pavo
  • El Gabriel
  • Playita
  • Varadero
  • Sierra

Coves or Natural ports, where boats can be protected from bad weather we have:

  • Pachotal
  • El Naranjo
  • Mata Palo
  • Puerto Escondido

The people are hardworking and welcome the visitor with much disposition, it is easy to find fresh seafood from the area. The beauty of this place and the attractions you can visit captivates visitors and makes them stay for a long time in Mariato.

How to get there?

  • Car: From Panama City you have to take the Interamerican Highway, direction Santiago de Veraguas, then take the road towards Atalaya. Then you should turn in the direction of the town of Ponuga where you will find a traffic sign indicating that you are going in the right direction. This road is a coastal road, so it is full of amazing views of the different beaches you will find along the way.
  • Bus: Go to the Albrook terminal – to the ticket booth indicated by Veraguas Province – Santiago for a fee of $ 9.50, then you should take a bus to one of the many communities in the area.
  • Taxi: From Santiago the rate $ 60.00 to Mariato
  • Boat: You can contact us and we will be happy to accompany you to this and other exciting destinations.


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