BASIC INFORMATION

  • ​​ADAPTER: TYPE A & B, SAME AS THE USA
  • ELECTRICITY: 110V. (US IS 120V – APPLIANCES CAN BE USED WITHOUT A CONVERTER)
  • CURRENCY: US DOLLARS. BALBOAS (EQUIV TO $USD ARE ALSO IN CIRCULATION)
  • ​TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE: 507
  • POPULATION: 3.8MM  (POP. HERRERA/CHITRE: 112K; POP. LOS SANTOS/LAS TABLAS: 91K)
  • SPOKEN LANGUAGE: SPANISH
  • VISA: MOST COUNTRIES’ CITIZENS ARE ELIGIBLE TO TRAVEL UP TO 180 DAYS WITHOUT A VISA. 
  • RELIGION: ROMAN CATHOLIC (79%), PROTESTANT (17%), OTHERS (4%)
  • NEWS: LA PRENSA (PRENSA.COM​), LA ESTRELLA (LAESTRELLA.COM.PA​)
  • GDP: $36.25 BIL; GDP GROWTH: 7% in 2014 (VS LATAM 3%); INFLATION: 5.7%
  • BANKING: 90 REGISTERED BANKS (2013), TOTAL ASSETS $90 BILLION
  • MILITARY: A NATIONAL MILITARY IS PROHIBITED BY THE CONSTITUTION, SIMILAR TO COSTA RICA

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Department Phone Number Scope Description
Emergency 9-1-1 National For Medical Emergencies
Police 995-2122 / 995-2548 Pedasi Located by the Banco Nacional right outside town
994-6333 Las Tablas
Fire Dept  103 Pedasi CUARTEL DE BOMBEROS DE PEDASI. La estación Pedasí o estación N°6 Los Santos. Corregiemiento de Pedasí.
994-6222 Las Tablas Cuartel de Bomberos de Las Tablas
Hospital Pedasi Coming soon: Pedasi Primary Care Center to open right outside city by Super Pedasi
994-6233 Las Tablas HOSPITAL DR JOAQUIN PABLO FRANCO SAYAS ESPECIAL off Carretera Nacional outside Las Tablas on route to Guarare
996-4410 Chitre Hospital Cecilio A. Castillero; off Ave. Carmelo Spadafora / Carretera Nacional, on right side when heading into the city from La Villa de Los Santos (past Super99/DoItCenter)
Medical Clinic 995-2127 Pedasi Centro de Salud. Calle Las Tablas, left off Av. Central, 3 blocks past park. Open Daily, 7am-3pm. ~7pm for emergencies. After hours, seek medical attention in Las Tablas/Chitre.
Disaster Response 994-8882 Regional SINAPROC alerts and helps the community in case of emergencies, natural disasters, or other major disasters that requires the mobilization of civilians to areas of safety.
Post Office 995-2221 Pedasi Avenida Central, off the main road. In the alley next to Supercentro, bldg behind Pedasi Tours. Mon-Fri: 8am-3pm, Sat 8am-1pm. Postal Code 0749.
994-6821 Las Tablas Paseo Carlos Lopez. Across the street from Banco Nacional, behind Agencia Seguro Social & Bldg Espino. Mon-Fri 7am-6pm; Sat 7am-5pm. Post code 0710.
ATM Pedasi Open 24 hours. Banco Nacional located just before town.
Tourist Office 995-2339 Pedasi IPAT/ATP. Take the 2nd left after entering town; it’s in a hardly marked 2 story building on the right on the road to Playa El Arenal. Open MO- FR: 8 AM – 4 PM