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The Town of La Colorada de Los Santos


[This gazebo, located in a square that bisects the road, is the first sign that we have arrived at La Colorada.]

This gazebo, located in a square that bisects the road, is the first sign that we have arrived at La Colorada.


[The local elementary school sits right in front of the square.]

The local elementary school sits right in front of the square.


[Next to the school is the Catholic church of Saint Sebastian.]

Next to the school is the Catholic church of Saint Sebastian.


[There are still several quincha houses in the center of the town.]

There are still several quincha houses in the center of the town.


[Oxen-pulled carts are common sights in this area of Panama.]

Oxen-pulled carts are common sights in this area of Panama.


[Rural roads connect the town's center to the production areas in the surrounding country.]

Rural roads connect the town's center to the production areas in the surrounding country.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2016-05-08

La Colorada is a town at Los Santos province. It is located next to the road linking La Villa and Macaracas. While it is closer to Maracacas, La Colorada belongs to the administrative jurisdiction of La Villa.

Sometimes, people confuse La Colorada de Los Santos with La Colorada de Veraguas. They are both towns were locals keep their traditions alive. The coincidence in names is not casual, as La Colorada de Veraguas was founded by the Mojica family of La Colorada de Los Santos centuries ago, when looking for good lands to settle.

Although a small town of around one thousand habitants, La Colorada has had an elementary school since 1912. Also, it has a Catholic church where the Patron Saint is Saint Sebastian. Locals work mostly on agricultural activities.


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