Coronado is a coastal city and resort located about an hour from Panama City. It is a vacation town visited yearly by thousands of national and international tourists. Coronado was Panama's first resort development, and for this reason has several years of advantage over other surrounding beach towns. Currently, the town has such amenities as full scale supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, ranging from low cost fondas and fast-food restaurants to beachside bistros, medical and veterinary clinics, a hospital, gardening centers, hardware stores, banks, apparel shops, outdoor markets, a shopping plaza and a new shopping mall.
Upon reaching Panama, the Spaniards enslaved natives. Then, in the 18th century the landowners bought slaves. There was slavery in Anton and in the Region of Llanos del Chirú (modern Coronado), where the first large colonial estates were established. Coronado is part of the first structured agrarian culture that began to stand out in the 18th century. It was an area of savannas, vast prairies that descend to the Pacific Ocean and after its exploitation, became the area of the first legal possession of land, since before this time, there were no titled lands. Between 1691–1693 three large estates were created to shape the structure of the real estate register.
This route was used by pirates, smugglers, fugitives and road thieves among others that pillaged towns, set up ambushes and favored the opening of the closed Hispanic trade route on the Coasts of the South Pacific, where Coronado had a singular position during colonial times.
Without a doubt, the cultural wealth that Coronado has inherited is unique to the region called Llanos del Chirú, that belonged in ancient times to the area of Nata (The granary of America). It is this relationship which to discover the unique cultural variety that exists in Chame and Coronado, towns which formerly were part of Los Llanos del Chirú, later called Finca La Yeguala.
- Sunbathing and swimming. Enjoying the beach.
- Taking kitesurfing lessons.
- Staying in one of the many beach resorts.
- Eating in one of the many local restaurants.
- Shopping for handicrafts and souvenirs.
- Religious Services: Catholic Church, Non-Denominational Bible Church, Jewish Synagogue
- http://www.coronadoesvida.com (Spanish) Official website of Coronado.
- http://www.coronadocatholics.org (English) English-speaking Catholic Community website