El Valle de Anton
Visit El Valle de Anton
Nestled in the Coclé province is El Valle de Anton, a town located in the crater of a dormant volcano. El Valle de Anton is filled with exciting history, such as the fact that the Guaymì Indian tribe has made it their home for hundreds of years. This breathtaking town’s history is matched by its natural beauty as it is surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and rich volcanic soil. This volcanic soil is rich in potassium and phosphorous, and it is these ingredients that are responsible for the different hues of flowers and plant life that can be seen all around El Valle de Anton.
The elevation of El Valle de Anton causes it to be cooler that other parts of Panama, so its inhabitants get to enjoy spring like climate throughout the whole year. And for those looking to escape the chaos and crowds of more traveled Panama vacation destinations, this charming mountain town is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.
Travel to El Valle de Anton
El Valle de Anton is a two hour drive from Panama City if you travel along the Inter-American highway. You can also reach El Valle De Anton by bus, taxi or rental cars, as well as fly nearby from international locations via one of Panama’s major airports.
El Valle De Anton Attractions
There are many things to see and do when you travel to El Valle de Anton. The rich and lush vegetation is home to unique species of animals and amphibians, which make it a perfect location for people who like to explore nature. The Panamanian Golden Frog is particularly interesting as it is an endangered species that can only be found in this region. The El Nispero Zoo is a perfect place to see a wide variety of such exotic animals and birds and a great destination for the whole family.
Additionally, for those who want to do some other exploring, shopping or more adventurous, there are a lot of activities to choose from.
Biking in El Valle de Anton
El Valle de Anton provides the excellent terrain to do some rigorous mountain biking. For those who just want to take in the scenery, there are also less treacherous trails that are easier to navigate. As an added benefit you do not have to worry about bringing a bike because there are many shops that provide bike rentals.
Hiking in El Valle de Anton
For the nature lovers, there are several extensive trails to explore in order to experience the true beauty of El Valle de Anton. La India Dormida, or Sleeping Indian Woman, is a three hour hike and boasts some of the best views in Panama. If you want to explore some natural beauty off of the trail you can take a quick dip in El Macho, one of the most popular waterfalls in El Valle de Anton. If you are interested in learning about cloud forests, visit Gaital National Monument Nature Preserve. This marvelous expanse of land will allow you to walk though the cloud forests and observe animals in their natural habitat.
Canopy Adventures in El Valle De Anton
One of the highlights of El Valle De Anton is the canopy adventures you can embark on. Simply strap yourself into the safety harness and take a zip-line thrill ride through the rain forest. In addition to going on the most exhilarating ride of your life, you also get to experience nature at its best as you pass waterfalls, streams and other natural wonders.
Craft Markets in El Valle De Anton
If you like to shop in exotic markets, you fall in love with the colorful markets in El Valle De Anton. While there you can pick up some fresh produce or take home colorful souvenirs like pottery bowls, soap stone carvings, bamboo cages, weaved baskets, and other exquisitely hand crafted items.