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Address: North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Long hike, but worth it

We did the hike from the center of town to the top in 4.5 hours, including spending one hour at the top. We took our lunch with us and ate it while we watched the clouds fly past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We did the hike from the center of town to the top in 4.5 hours, including spending one hour at the top. We took our lunch with us and ate it while we watched the clouds fly past us and we looked down upon the city. Try to catch the bus to La Mesa because it save you even more... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We didn't drive by car to the entrance of the park. We parked the car at the El Corro Waterfalls and walked up all the way to the entrance. Already on this road it was amazing. We saw a lot of birds and plants that we've never seen before. We hiked already in so many Nationalparks here in Panama (have... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We entered the park from the Los Mandarinos hotel - It's about 100 yards away. Just instead of turning left into Los Mandarinos, keep going straight until the dead end. Or coming from Los Mandarinos, turn left. You'll see the sign, then walk up the hill until you see the yellow shack. From there, we saw two paths, and weren't... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The trail head was a little further up the road than I expected, but just keep going (right at the fork) until you see the small yellow house that marks the beginning of the trail. The hike itself is not strenuous and is very pretty, though very wet the day we went as It had rained heavily the night before.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Gaital National park is a great escape from the heat of the lowlands in Panama and an easy drive out of town fromm El Valle de Anton. The entrance to the park is poorly marked, but not too bad as it is the only thing along the road other than turn offs for houses or chicken farms. It takes... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We hiked to the top on a well marked trail. We saw sloths, butterflies, and lots of birds. The view from the top was awesome, but on the day that we went it was cloudy, so our view was partly obscured. Highly recommend this park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You might want to get to the starting point using a car as it is a 10 minute drive uphill from el Valle. No need for a 4x4, but a tall car would fair better. For a guide you can usually get one by the ANAM station by the main Market in el Valle. the hike has 2 parts The... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We hiked up from Chorro el Mozo.... at least another 3.5 km to the entrance. Not your typical tourist attraction, as you pass industrial chicken farms on your way up. There was no one collecting fees at the anam house (which is fair, because the benches are poorly maintained at best). That said, it's a beautiful and peaceful 30 min... More 

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Tartu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Most of the trail is rather clear and there is no risk of getting lost. Once you reach the wooden lookout platform with a small wooden ladder, be aware that the further path to the actual peak is much steeper and also much less cleared up and visible. In fact it is so much in the vegetation, that unless I... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

this is a real national park, however it need guides; a trip by yourself isn't difficult; 100% enjoyable; take out your camera and start to shooting; telephotos lenses highly recomended. this is not a sad zoo, it's real nature. while was into the trail We found sloth, birds, and some butterflies

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Address: North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  El Valle de Anton

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