We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunday Market

El Valle de Anton, Panama
Improve this listing
84%
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Attraction details
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Write a Review

19 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    9
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chengdu, China
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cold Lake, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mooresville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
80 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, TX
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wonderful selection of fresh fruit & vegetables. Lots of local vendors with hand crafted jewelry, artwork, hats, bags, wooden crafts. Located right in the middle of the town of El Valle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakton, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Small handicrafts market with fresh fruit and vegetables and crafts for sale. Lots of beaded jewelry, some art, and the renowned wooden trays. A good relaxing spot to stop before or after lunch. Be sure to bargain. Right on the main strip of town - you can't miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sunday Market also viewed

El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
 
El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
 

Been to Sunday Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sunday Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?