The Azuero Peninsula is probably the place where the rainy and dry seasons are the most obvious. Despite the fact that the rain has started in the mountains, the peninsula is still waiting for some downpours.
At the time of my visit, the dry spell had started some 4 months before. You will notice on the various photos that the nature is in dire need of some water. Despite this, the landscapes are magnificent.
The beaches are sometimes quite appealing, but with temperatures around 35 degrees and a relatively high humidity, I didn't really have the desire to roast under the sun with burning sand under me.
These two villages are said to have the best Spanish colonial architecture of the region. But honestly, in comparison to other countries of Central America, it's not very impressive.
This national park looks like a desert during the dry season. It's the result of an intensive deforestation done in the first half of the 20th century by farmers.
This beach is, unfortunately, another example of human intervention gone sour. Around 1967, the inhabitants of the city of Chitré decided that a beach would be better than a mangrove. They cut all the trees, and the result is distressing.
The cutting of trees combined with silt deposits from a nearby river created a huge mud flat. From the shore, you would have to walk more than 2 kilometres to reach the blue of the sea.