Best way to Hotel Anachoreo (Santa Fe)


By car

Take Route 33 from Santiago in the direction of San Francisco/Santa Fe. It’s a 60-kilometer drive that will take approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

As are many roads in Panama, the road to Santa Fe is in a constant state of needing repair, with many potholes, however it is always passable and if you drive slowly and carefully, you should have no concerns.

Arriving in Santa Fe you’ll see our hotel signs to direct your route.

Follow the main road into the village and past the church, the Cooperativa supermarket, and the bus terminal.

At the intersection, turn left and a few hundred meters down the road you will find signage directing you to the right. The last part of the journey is a dirt road.

By Bus

There is a bus service from Santiago to Santa Fe.

Mini-buses leave every 30 minutes from the Santiago bus terminal.

The one to Santa Fe leaves from the far left side of the platform.

The fare is $2.90. Upon arrival in Santa Fe exit at the bus terminal (last stop).

Continue in the same direction as the bus for another 50 meters and you’ll see our sign.

Take a left and continue for 300 meters and take the first right (an unpaved road).

Another 200 meters down the gravel road and you are there. If you are carrying heavy luggage, there are usually taxis parked in front of the Cooperativa (the big supermarket just before the bus terminal).

They’ll gladly bring you to the hotel for a few dollars.