El Valle de Anton, or simply El Valle, is not just another place in Panama. Its name is rich in history and culture, and continues to be one of Panama’s most well known places, yet best kept secrets.
Stretching 600 meters above sea level, El Valle is nestled in the second largest inhabited volcanic crater in the world. This makes for a refreshing, cool climate that can be enjoyed year round. Three-hundred sixty degree views of sloping misty mountains set the back drop for this magical place. As if this is not enough, this paradise is situated just 2 hours northwest of Panama City, and 30 minutes from some of the Pacific’s most beautiful beaches including Santa Clara, El Palmar, Rio Mar and many others! For these reasons, many of Panama’s most well known families have made El Valle their second home destination for generations.
El Valle also has many amenities such as supermarkets, veterinarians, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, pharmacies, and a clinic making El Valle a comfortable place to live or visit. Also close by is the San Fernando Clinic which is just a half hour drive to Coronado.
Places to stay
If planning to stay in El Valle there is no lack of hotels with prices to meet every budget. Some of the more popular include Anton Valley Hotel, La Casa de Lourdes, Golden Frog bed and breakfast, Hotel Greco, Hotel Don Pepe, Hotel Residential, Los Capitanes, Nina Delia, Hotel Campestre and Cabanas Potosi among others. For those who want to get to know El Valle better, we can arrange for fully furnished houses available for short term and long term rentals.2>
Things to do
El Valle Market Place
One of the most popular activities for locals and visitors alike is the newly remodeled Market Place. Saturdays and Sundays the market fills up with vendors from El Valle and thru ought panama selling an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jewelry, and other beautiful handmade crafts.
El Nispero Zoo
Here visitors can enjoy a variety of different animals and exotic birds along with the beautiful landscaping and plant nursery
Pozas Thermales (Thermal pools)
For just $1 you can relax in the just-so-right temperature thermal pools or slather yourself with mud that is said to have therapeutic benefits.
Hiking, Biking and Horse back riding
The great thing about El Valle is the easy access to really see the town without having to rent a car. Horses and bikes are available for rent, and there are great trails for those who choose to go on foot.
Other activities include swimming among the beautiful waterfalls, spending a day at the spa, bird watching, or zipping thru the trees at the Canopy Tours. Local knowledgeable guides can be arranged at hourly or daily rates.
Whether you want to make El Valle your vacation destination, permanent home or are looking for investment opportunities, come visit us to see the possibilities that await you here in El Valle de Anton.