Fiesta del Campesino
Trip Start Aug 08, 2012
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We were pleasantly surprised to arrive during the Semana del Campesino, one of the most elaborate festivals of the Valley to celebrate the local harvest. We stumbled upon the Saturday afternoon parade full of kids and community members representing their schools and villages in dance, music and fun. Check out the video below
Other highlights were hiking La India Dormida (Sleeping Indian), taking a dip beneath El Chorro Macho waterfall, visiting hot springs that randomly offered facials for all who entered, checking out the local artisan market and enjoying time cooking in the outdoor kitchen at Cabanas Seguras.
Had we not had to be on a 5 am jeep out of Panama City the next morning, we wouldn't have been concerned that over 100 people were in line to board a 20 person buseta, the supposed last buseta of the day......let's just say it was interesting leaving Sunday evening. Think 1-70 eastbound on a ski season Sunday except everyone wants to (and manages to) get on the same bus :)