Experience the beauty that is El Valle de Anton.
El Valle de Anton is a magical Spanish speaking town, located in Panama’s remote Cocle province. The name means Anton’s valley. It is located in a wide caldera made 300,000 years ago by a volcano that is since inactive. It is an oasis of peace with a small population of roughly 7200, according to the last census. With so many leisure activities available, be ready to part with some local Balboa (though the U.S dollar is accepted here).
The best times to travel to El Valle de Anton are in the months of March to April and June to July. These are the warmest months favoring outdoor activities. The other months are quite cold. The nearest international airports are Tocumen International in Panama City. From there you can take a car or bus to El Valle.
Due to the high influx of tourists at this time, you should make arrangements early enough to get the best deals. While here, you may want to start by checking out the Chorro El Macho waterfall and the neighboring Las Mozas Waterfall. The view of the falls are breathtaking and the journey to the sites are enjoyable. The la India Dormida hike is a tough but enjoyable one. Visit the butterfly haven while you’re at it and the El Nispero to see the endangered Panamanian Golden Frog. There are more than 100 native orchid varieties and forests here are home to over 500 bird species.
A visit to El Valle will not be complete without experiencing the El Valle market. Take a bike ride through the town to the market and combine the two. At the market, there are many local handmade products. After a long day roaming the town, you can relax at the hot springs for a spa experience. The beaches can be a good break from the mountain weather. The El Palmar beach is only 40 minutes away by public bus.
With so many fun and amazing things to do in El Valle de Anton, what are you waiting for? Plan your visit today!