The Altos de Campana National Park in the town of Penonome, the Costa Tobacco Factory, the El Caño Archaeological Park, Nata de los Caballeros.
CENTER OF THE PANAMANIAN CULTURE IN COCLE
The province of Coclé is known as the land of salt and sugar since these commercial activities are presented here. Located in the center of the country, on the Pacific coast, the region has a myriad of tourist attractions.
As for the name Coclé, historians affirm that it comes from the North and South Coclé rivers, but there are also versions that say that it received that name in honor of the local chief Coclé. The tombs of Sitio Conté date from the years 470 to 900, and reveal much about the indigenous culture of that period on the isthmus. The gold, archaeological and ceramic pieces that were found here many years ago are a spectacular find in the world. There are many pieces in clay, whale ivory, bone, metal and stone. The most valuable are gold, which had special symbolic value for being the color of the sun. The gold pieces include bracelets, plates, earrings, bells, beads and earrings, many with the figure of humans or animals. Its historical value is recognized worldwide by experts. The Conté Site was declared at a World Archeology Congress the third most important point in the world.
The El Caño archaeological park has archaeological evidence, all the pieces, artifacts and other instruments of the museum, have been found, through excavations, within the 8 hectares of land dated between 3000 years before of Christ until 1600 after Christ.
Founded in 1581, the town of Penonomé is the capital of the Coclé province, located in the geographical center of the country. Its sonorous name is due, according to history, to Nomé, a cacique who fought against the Spaniards who, thirsty for gold, took his life. To get to know Penonomé from its origins, the obligatory stop is the Penonomé Museum in the San Antonio neighborhood. Among other attractions that the town offers are the central square, the San Juan Bautista Cathedral, the park on 8 de Diciembre, the craft market where you can buy the famous painted Panama hat.
Founded in 1522, Natá de los Caballeros is the third oldest city in Panama. It is said that it was named in honor of the local chieftain named Anatá, and for the arrival of 100 Spanish knights in the town. Here is the Minor Basilica of Santiago Apostól de Natá which is the oldest church on the continent. Natá has been the historical scene of important moments in the consolidation of the Panamanian nationality with a unique cultural heritage and traditions of great value.