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Top Attractions in El Valle de Anton
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- Fabulous walk. It took a lot longer with young children (10 &7) than the advertised hour. It was difficult in parts, especially the descent, but was worth it. The view from the top is lovely and we saw a toucan.
We had a lovely swim in one of the pools.
I'd recommend you take a photo of the map at the start as it's not always clear which way to go and it was helpful to check up on how far we still had to go.Written 8 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Almost a spiritual experience! Staff is prepared and kind. Being in the middle of tens of mariposas flying around you is a dreamful experience.Written 6 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 16 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 8 February 2022
- my boyfriend and I enjoyed the hike very much not so much for the intensity but because our tour guide Edwin Perez was very knowledgeable. he took his time to share with us his knowledge of the fauna and the regions history. we conversated practicaly about everything and anything pertaining to panamas culture, it’s history, holidays, wild life etc.. definitely worth the tip.Written 9 August 2022
- 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 fullWritten 12 July 2022
- It’s a very « rustique » place but a fun expérience to have with friends or family if you want to relax after a hike to la India Dormida!Written 26 January 2020
- 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 12 July 2017
- 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 6 January 2023
- It's called a Sunday market, but it actually runs every day. We arrived around 1:30pm after a morning of pouring rain, so it wasn't too full. We found parking across the street.
There is a bathroom, but it's 25 cents to use it, which is hilarious because they did not have any toilet paper or soap in the bathroom. Bring your own paper and it works in a pickle.
The stall owners are super nice and very friendly. Some of them spoke English, but I'm not sure how exactly how many did, because my husband spoke Spanish to them.
The prices are cheaper than they are in Casco in the city, and you get some more handcrafted goods than the cheaper "Made in China" stuff they have in the city. If you're in the area, I'd say its a worth a trip to buy some nice souvenirs.Written 16 September 2022
- 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 27 February 2018
- 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 $3 to bring home.Written 22 January 2020
- Small but interesting museum about local history and culture.
Only US$ 2. Better spend your money there than on walking trails and waterfalls!Written 12 December 2018
- Its a nice little trekking with a nice scenery and you might have the chance to have interesting encounters with some beautiful butterflies and animals. The square tree part was a little disappointing because they are not really THAT squared, it’s easy ti confuse for any other tree.
In the entrance though they have the golden frog for you to see!Written 14 November 2021
- 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 22 September 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about El Valle de Anton
- The best outdoor activities in El Valle de Anton according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Butterfly Haven
- The Sleeping Indian Girl
- El Chorro Macho
- Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center)
- El Serpentario
- The best day trips from El Valle de Anton according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Day Trip to El Valle Anton from Panama City
- Rappel & The Sleeping Indian Hike
- Full Day El Vallé Enchantment Tour with Private Guide
- Anton Valley Uniqueness
- Canopy-ziplining Adventures in Anton Valley
El Valle de Anton Attractions Information
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