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Address: El Valle de Anton, Panama

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Great market for crafts and fruit.

A lovely midweek visit to el valle. The market was not so busy as at the weekends so you could stop to browse. Great to watch the handicrafts being made there so they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Panama City, Panama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I loved it. Especially the flowers and herbs section, and the fact I was able to buy my favorite herb : dill. Very hard to find in Panama. The craft section is also really nice, my favorite - the wooden crafts. Recommended.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had rented a house in El Valle, so were interested in buying fruit and vegetables. The selection was very good with some unusual items and the prices excellent, so we stocked up. The souvenirs and crafts though were just average. Not nearly as large as other Central American markets and lots of the items looked like the same stuff... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Sunday evidently is the biggest market of the week, but it was ok at best. Some fruits, vegetables, plants and knick-nacks on the side.

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Anderson,SC
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167 reviews 167 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The fruit/produce looked great but mostly tourist kick knacks. If you want a taste of the high country in panama and go to a local market this is fine. Not my wife's or mine thing tough. The area is really cool.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you are used to large, open-air markets in other countries, this is not one of them. the covered market is divided into 2/3 handicrafts and 1/3 food and plants. It was fun to walk through and get a good idea of what was for sale before starting to shop and negotiate prices--which you should do. As usual, if you... More 

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Chengdu, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you have the means of transport check this market out. Lots of classic souvenirs to grab at good prices if you can haggle a bit and lots of unique crafts to be had too. Very accessible and lots of good food nearby too.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A lovely midweek visit to el valle. The market was not so busy as at the weekends so you could stop to browse. Great to watch the handicrafts being made there so they are authentic Panamanian gifts. Lots of local fruit and veg too.

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lots of fruit, vegetables, and plants. Go on Sunday as all vendors are there. We found items that weren't in any markets anywhere else in Panama. The trip was fun and worth it.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved this place! Got local fruit cheaper than the grocery store and very flavourful! The other part was fantastic place to buy purses, jewelry, momentos, etc. If you live bartering, the local people will always accommodate what is there! Definitely will go back! Better deals than anywhere else! Lots of local art, pottery, sculpture, etc. Loved it!!

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Sunday market in El Valle had some interesting items but nothing great. I found stuff to give as gifts but nothing I really wanted for myself.

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