Places to Visit in Santiago, Panama, America

Places to Visit in Santiago, Panama, America

Santiago is a district and the capital of Veraguas province in Panama Country, is situated on the banks of Pan America Highway and comprises of 10 townships and economy of the district depends on trade, agriculture, livestock and banking and there are many modern and ancient buildings in the district. Santiago is surrounded by San Francisco, La Mesa District, Montijo District, Ocu, El Poste, Aguadulce and Pese is located at the distance of 252 kilometers from the capital of Panama country, Panama City. Coordinates of Santiago are 33°25′34 S, 70°33′59 W.


History of Santiago:

Santiago was established in the 17th century by Montijo and Santa Fe populace and formed the province of Veragual. From the year 1751, the region was ruled by the military government and in the year 1821 Panama proclaimed the independence from Spanish rule.


Tourism in Santiago:

Santiago is considered as one of the oldest towns in the country but there are only few places like church, museums to visit in the town and major attractions are located at the distance of 50 to 100 kilometers from middle of town which offers some of the stunning view of the surrounding. Gulf of Montijo is located few kilometers away from the town which offers various water sports activities.

Things to do in Santiago:

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Boating
  • Visit the Towns
  • Museums
  • Church


Weather in Santiago:

Santiago experiences tropical climate with short dry and long wet season with hot and humid temperature throughout the year and wet season from May to November and dry season from December to April and best time to visit Santiago is from December to April.


How to Reach Santiago?

By Air:

The nearest airport to Santiago district is Rio Alzucar Airport located at the distance of 50 kilometers from center of the district and caters with domestic flights to Panama City, Bocas del Toro, David and few other cities in the country and there are taxi and bus services from airport to Santiago district.


By Road:

Santiago is well connected through road and one of the major roads of the country Carretera Pan Americana passes through the district and there are plenty of buses plying from major cities to Santiago district frequently and taxi, car and bike are major mode of transportation in the districts.


Where to Stay in Santiago?

There are lots of hotels in Santiago offering budget to luxurious accommodation with astonishing view of the surrounding and hotel rooms are designed for the comfort of tourists. Amenities such as gym, car parking, free Wi-Fi, breakfast, pool, bar, room services, etc are offered at hotels in Santiago at a tariff ranging from $ 15 to $ 200 and above per day. Few selected hotels in Santiago are listed below:

  • Hotel La Hacienda Hotel Melior
  • Lake View Hotel
  • Hotel Pan China
  • Pension Santa Monica
  • Camino Del Sol
  • Hostal Familiar Rolo
  • Family Hostal Veraguas
  • Santiago Hotel
  • Casa de las Palmas Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel Plaza Gran David
  • Family Hostal Veraguas

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