Pedasí is located in the Central/South East of the Republic of Panamá, by the Pacific Ocean, in the province of Los Santos, approximately 6 hours driving from the main city, Panamá. Pedasi has been going into remarkable changes since foreigners started arriving as residents. Being a picturesque town, Pedasí offers a variety and interesting things to consider, within the old and the modern country and beach style.
One of the reasons this is true is that you may find all kind of residents and thousands of visitors on a daily basis, and especially around February, during carnival time. Many illustrious people spend a lot of time in their houses in Pedasí, for example, the former president of Panamá Mrs. Mireya Moscoso, Mel Gibson, a distinguished prince of Europe who is married to a Panamanian lady, and others who escape my memory at this moment.
Pedasí has many different kinds of residents. There are the locals, some of whom are fishermen, and others are just people who have lived there for generations; foreigners, who love the area for its beauty and most of whom own a business, especially tourism sites and resorts; farmers; and the "jet set", who you can see often walking and eating in the local restaurants.
You can find in Pedasí very modest houses, as well as very modern ones. People are warm and welcome all visitors, which is true of any other town in Panamá.
Prices vary in town, depending exactly where you go. Usually prices have increased little by little, and in some places, prices are high, from a Panamanian perspective, even though they seem to be good prices for foreigners.
In Pedasai if you have a house with some piece of land, you can easily have your very own vegetable garden. The climate is usually very nice, with a long lasting non rainy season, and as is true in many places in Panamá, no hurricanes, tornados, and very rare flooding due the many rivers that cross and drain the area.
Because it is located by the Pacific Ocean, the ocean front view is splendid, and a blessing; a gift to the eyes.