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Aguadulce (Panama)

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Aguadulce is in the Pacific West region of Panama.


San Juan Bautista Church Monument

Aguadulca, meaning 'freshwater', is a small town in Cocle, Panama. Located on the Pan-American Highway, the area is mostly dedicated to agriculture, in particular the cultivation of sugarcane and the production of salt through evaporated water. For most travellers, there is very little reason to come here other then as a pitstop for drivers however some may find an interest in the Museum of Salt and Sugar interesting and the town square to be charming.

Get in[edit]

The town is located on the Pan American Highway so most buses going between Santiago and Panama City will stop here. There is also an airport, Agudualce Airport.


  • San Juan Bautista Church Monument and Central Park - take a walk down to the main square where you will see the San Juan Bautista Church Monument and the main pagoda in the square.
  • Salt and Sugar Museum - the History Room shows documents, photos of illustrious personalities and historic matters about the people. An area has been equipped with details relating to salt production since Indian times, tools, a model and today’s harvest, while another area deals with the sugar industry, including the origins of sugar growing, sugar mills and the production process to a variety of sugar cane by-products.



There are plenty of homeware and hardware stores along the main street as well as Banks.


  • Restaurante Los Faroles - One of the most popular places in town for the locals. Serves a variety of main dishes inluding steak, fish and chicken for US$6-10.




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