Things to Do in El Valle de Anton

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Things to Do in El Valle de Anton

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  • Dave C
    Alexandria, VA1,508 contributions
    Really enjoyable visit, the guides were helpful and knew just enough English to get by; once inside, you are surrounded by gorgeous blue and other colored butterflies and some caterpillars. Nice landscaping, clean, just very enjoyable, and a good admission price. Easy to find as well.
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • Noel78
    Tennessee567 contributions
    This hike provides a beautiful view of El Valle when you reach its summit. Not recommended for beginning hikers or people without sturdy boots. A local teenage girl hiking in sneakers seriously hurt her ankle and was carried off the trail in a stretcher. But if you mind the rocky trail and take your time, this is an experience that you will treasure.

    On Sundays during the Panamanian holiday season (late February) you will meet many locals as well as tourists climbing up the mountain. Locals sell refreshments along the way on the weekends, but it is crucial that you pack at least a liter of water. You will need it. The trail passes a waterfall and near the start some ancient petroglyphs.

    I have included here a view from the top. The Sleeping Indian is only seen in profile from the valley. On the hike, you are, in effect, climbing to her. Do not expect to “see” the Indian at the summit.
    Written February 28, 2023
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  • Wiktor Doktór
    Warsaw, Poland289 contributions
    Well, I thought this place will create more emotions, but it didn't. It is worth to visit, although it takes circa 4 hrs to get to this place from Panama City.
    El Chorro Macho, named also Chorro Del Macho is a place in th ewoods with some wooden narrow bridges, "natural" pool and tirol. Visiting this place takes circa 30 minutes with no rush.
    At the entrance you have a small shop and tickets office. In February 2023 the costs were as follows:
    5 USD entrance
    2,5 USD swimming in the pool
    20 USD short 60m tirol slide
    60 USD longer tirol slide
    It is nice place, very green, very quiet, nice waterfalls, but ... well, for me something was missing in here. Definitly has potential for more good feelings.
    Written February 19, 2023
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  • Michelle T
    New York City, NY607 contributions
    First, unless you're driving a 4 wheel drive, do not attempt to go through the way that Waze tells you. Go around. We almost got stuck in our sedan.

    Second, entrance is cash only.

    Third, make sure you're going during the right season or else there won't be too many orchids for you to see. If seeing orchids is the only reason why you're coming, you'll be disappointed when it's off season. We love botanical gardens and plants in general, so we were still very much entertained by the vast variety of plants that they have in the center.

    We paid $3 per person and one of the staff members walked us through the entire center. It was nice to have someone point out all the plants that were there. It takes less than an hour, so it's a quick activity if you're in the area.

    Tip: BRING MOSQUITO SPRAY.
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • jfhc
    Panama City, Panama96 contributions
    Nice and instructive visit, the place shows u the nature and the wilds of America . Recomended to all people who trully love animals in their full
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • Lisa K
    Duncan, Canada33 contributions
    Fun natural experience. $8US per adult you can experience this rustic natural spa setting. They will give you volcanic mineral mud mask for your face(or body). Relax soaking in the volcanic mineral water while surrounded by lush mountain flora and fauna.
    Written March 23, 2023
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  • Lubabah H
    Los Angeles, CA36 contributions
    We went on a hike after it rained so we decided only to go to the second waterfall, about a 45 minute hike up. After the second waterfall it became too muddy to climb all the way to the top and then somehow manage to get down.

    The hike was beautiful! I wish they had more information on the hieroglyphics found on the rocks.

    I would recommend anyone who is capable of hiking to come here.

    Entrance fee is cash only. I do wish the trail was better labeled and all the trash picked up.
    Written July 12, 2017
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  • ArtoriusPendragon
    Turin, Italy21 contributions
    There are a lot of animals to see. Population changes because it depends on the animales they are caring time by time. There are many snakes of course, but also alligators and others. Staff is kind and well prepared.
    Written January 6, 2023
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  • holeinonesummit
    Bernieres-sur-Mer, France118 contributions
    We did this hike with our daughter and 2 granddaughters (6 & 12) it was well worth it although we didn’t see any birds as we didn’t start until 1130 am but it was worth the effort and at our age of late 70’s being overweight experienced hikers we enjoyed the view from the top.Good to do with families and you will see birds if you start much earlier in the morning.
    Written February 8, 2022
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  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, NJ920 contributions
    Cute market with local and artisanal items. It is called the Sunday Market but during high season is open every day. Nice place to wander through while in town.
    Written March 28, 2023
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  • Kevin K
    Cupertino, CA97 contributions
    yeah, go give it a try. Rocky hike up, but several cascading water falls. NOT well maintained, handrails broken, trashy (hey it's Panama right, there's trash everywhere). Charge $3 US for foreigners, less for Panamanians. Bathrooms @ bottom. Locals will offer to guide for small tips $ Parking on street @ bottom free. The "painted" rock is hardly noteworthy, but OK.....it's Panama.
    Written February 27, 2018
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  • flyer303_12
    Buffalo, NY250 contributions
    We enjoyed the mud masks and the small mineral pool. It was very nice that there were changing rooms and rest rooms. We even bought some mud for $3 to bring home.
    Written January 22, 2020
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  • incahueca
    Geneva, Switzerland370 contributions
    Small but interesting museum about local history and culture.
    Only US$ 2. Better spend your money there than on walking trails and waterfalls!
    Written December 12, 2018
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  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, NJ920 contributions
    Short trail to see the Square Trees. You pay in the Reserve hut and they unlock the gate so you can do this walk. It was very short but nice to do. The trees do look square.
    Written March 28, 2023
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  • Garrett H
    Los Andes, Chile8 contributions
    When you get there, you'll see someone standing by a rope gate. You have to pay $1 per person for entrance. Parking can be challenging on a Sunday afternoon.
    There are a picnic tables and a part of the creek that widens out so that the water moves slowly enough for wading / swimming.
    If you're sure footed, you can walk downstream to the falls. Its best to where footwear that can get wet because some of the path is through shallow bits of the creek. Flip flops and loose sandals are not recommended because you will have to walk over wet, slippery rocks that are by no means on level ground.
    Written September 22, 2019
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