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Between Venao and Pedasi, local buses run three times daily. Apart from these are privately-operated shuttles, with the international school and Selina hostels. Schedule below:


Timetable: Las Tablas –> Cañas

Las TablasPedasíVenaoCañasNotesFare
7:00 AM8:00 AM8:15 AM* Public bus$2
7:30 AM8:10 AM* Pedasi church$3
10:00 AM10:30 AM* Selina Pedasi$5
12:00 PM1:30 PM1:45 PM* Public bus$2
2:00 PM3:00 PM3:30 PM4:00 PM* Public bus$2
3:50 PM4:30 PM* Pedasi church$3
7:00 PM7:30 PM* Selina Pedasi$5

Timetable: Cañas –> Las Tablas

CañasVenaoPedasíLas TablasNotesFare
7:00 AM7:15 AM8:00 AM9:00 AM* Public bus$2
9:00 AM9:15 AM10:15 AM* Public bus$2
11:00 AM11:30 AM4:00 PM* Selina PV$5
3:00 PM3:45 PM* Azuero Intl School$3
3:00 PM3:15 PM4:15 PM* Public bus$2
9:00 PM9:30 PM* Selina PV$5

Azuero International School Shuttle:   One way $3.00

Ride with some kids if space permits! Shuttle departs in front of the church in Pedasi & the Azuero Int’l School in Venao. Limited seats available.

Leaves Pedasi at 7:30am & 3:50pm.    Leaves Playa Venao at 3pm.

Selina (subject to availability):   One way $5.00

Book at reception @ Selina. Shuttle departs Selina Pedasi & Selina PV.

Leaves Pedasi at 10am & 7pm.  Leaves Playa Venao at 11am & 9pm.

Pedasi Bus Stop

Behind Super Centro and across the street from the post office.

Pedasi – Las Tablas: Buses run every 30-45 minutes between the hours 6:30am – 5pm. $2 fare

Pedasi – Venao: Buses run 3x daily. Leaves Pedasi at 7am, 12pm, 3pm. Leaves Venao at 7:15am, 9:15am, 3:15pm.


The drive from Venao – Pedasi is approx 20-25 mins. Still the fastest way to get around is by car.


Believe it or not, hitchhiking is pretty common and considered safe around these areas! Flag down a car or truck and tell the driver where you’re going, and he/she can either take you part or the entire way.


Rental Car



Pedasi Tours, Av Central, Pedasí

Tel: (507) 995-2303 / 995-2466 /



Most taxis operate out of Pedasi, but are contactable by phone. If you’re leaving from Venao, cabs frequently charge you extra (usually around $15) to come pick you up.  

Sample rates: 

  • Pedasi-Venao ($15-20)
  • Las Tablas-Venao ($35-45)
  • Las Tablas-Pedasi ($25-30)
  • Venao – Chitre Airport ($50-65)

Santa Catalina Taxi (Pedasi)


The fastest way is to call or chat the drivers direct:

  • Alex: 6540-7376
  • Diomedes : 6847-7535
  • Roberto: 6749-9986
  • Franklyn: 6739-8408