La Pintada is famous for making and selling a local style of the Panama hat called the Painted hat. In the northern area coffee is grown and there are large orange groves. The town has a health center, high school, and elementary schools.
It is 13 kilometers northwest of the city of Penonomé.
How to arrive
- Car: Take the Pan-American Highway to Penonomé, and at its Simon Bolivar Park turn onto the road that goes past the police station and towards La Pintada.
- Bus: The bus trip from the Albrook terminal in Panama City to La Pintada takes approximately two hours and 15 minutes.
What to bring
- Water bottle
- Light-weight clothing
- Visit the petroglyphs at Albina
- Hike up Picacho Hill