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Sunday Market

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Address: El Valle de Anton, Panama
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A lot of tourist junk

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Anderson,SC
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Anderson,SC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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43 attraction reviews
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Yes, the market is crowded (as are most markets in Panama), especially on weekends, but there are some good buys to be had. If you want to get souvenirs from Panama, you are much better off getting them here rather than in Panama City. They have some really beautiful hand-crafted stuff here. Also, if you are looking for fresh fruit... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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80 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Maybe it was because we went on a Sunday but this very small market was very crowded, mostly with people like us. Parking is very difficult and the road is narrow and very busy. Tempers got frayed a little. The market is set right next to the road in the small town and comprised of a number of vegetable, fruit... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We spent a week in El Valle with a group of teens from our church. It is such a great little town with wonderful people. One day they had a parade celebrating their children. It was a blast to watch. You can't help but relax and get into the slower pace here. One of the best things about the town... More 

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