Spanish colonial traditions at the Tonosi Fair

A child wears a guaniqueña shirt at the Tonosi Fair

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Spanish colonial traditions at the Tonosi Fair

 

Tonosi is a picturesque town located in the province of Los Santos, close to Pedasi. Its inhabitants are proud of their Spanish colonial heritage and they display their dances, traditions and agricultural wealth at the Agricultural, Commercial, Folkloric and Tourism Fair of Tonosi, which takes place until Sunday, March 4.

The fair has folkloric competitions, such as dancing and handicraft. One of the most a popular is the competition to find out the best “Guaniqueña shirt”, which is the traditional attire for men in the area. Another contest that should not be missed is the Amazon horse competition, where only the most experienced riders can take part.

You can get to Tonosi from the town of Pedasi and take the opportunity to visit the National Parks of Cerro La Huaca and Isla Cañas.

 

A child wears a guaniqueña shirt at the Tonosi Fair

A child wears a guaniqueña shirt at the Tonosi Fair.

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