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La Piedra Pintada

El Valle de Anton, Panama
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The petrogryps were of the worst I have seen, and the hike is paved... Saw some rubish along the way.. So why paying 2,5usd then? It gets steepy after the piedra pintada so wear comf shoes

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I laught when I saw someone call this a tourist trap,it was $2.25 to get in and we passed a house that had a cardboard sigh in Spanish that said they sold gatorade and water! It was an awesome hike throught the forest following a small river(it is the dry season) with waterfalls.the petroglyphs were great,if you want to do... More

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Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Fascinating and up close petroglyphs. Somewhat of a lengthy walk, but well worth the time. Geourgious scenery.

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Omemee, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The petroglyphs were cool, but there is no history provided to explain where they came from. There are stalls along the path to get to the rock. It is definitely a tourist trap.

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NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The rock is in sorry shape--no attempt to preserve these petroglyphs. What's more entertaining is paying a kid to "protect" your car and then having his friend play history teacher at the rock. If you have a light heart and don't take any of this too seriously, it's a bit of entertainment. Can go further for a hike but the... More

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Edegem, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Even if such stones are rare, and it might be interesting to have a look at it... the trail is poorly indicated, and I even walked by without noticing the "drawings"... somehow overrated, but if you're in the area, another small nice walk

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

There's a kid there (not sure if there are more than one) and his self-appointed job is to translate the pictographs for you. In Spanish. Our Spanish is next to non-existent but we still loved this little dude! He tells you about the mountains and waterfalls and a bunch of other stuff we didn't follow but he is so entertaining... More

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

It was nice to see, but not spectacular. You can ask some children to explain the drawings, but we didn't.

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Apache Junction, Arizona, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Its a pity that they defaced a national treasure.. in an attempt to make them more visable, they painted over the petroglyphs.. on the other hand, we went near sun down and seeing the fire flies almost made up for it..

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Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Forget the guide, apparently the kids make up stuff and have painted/used chalk on the lines of the heiroglyphs anyways. Get someone to translate this: http://www.elvalle.com.pa/atracciones/la-piedra-pintada/

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