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El Valle de Anton, Panama

El Valle De Anton

Just driving into the valley is an experience – the majestic mountains, swathed in blues and greens are simply breath-taking. El Valle de Anton is a magical place for a weekend away from Panama’s lowland heat or for those keen on the outdoors, ornithology and photography.

Perched at an altitude of some 2,500 ft, El Valle is the largest inhabited volcanic crater in the world.

It is a fertile volcanic valley filled with bright flowers, unique square trees and the endangered golden frogs. The vegetation is mostly cloud-forest and thus the flora and fauna in this region is prolific.


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Canopy Lodge

Stay at Canopy Lodge for superb birding and photography experiences.

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El Valle De Anton Market

On a weekend, visit the area’s famous arts and crafts market.

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La India Dormida

Hike to the top of La India Dormida to see La Piedra Pintada; petroglyphs carved into a boulder, evidence of the Pre-Colombian era.

Zip Lining

Try a Zip lining adventure, a mud bath and a dip in a thermal pool.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

James Armitage

James loves this skinny isthmus of a country, drawn to its incredible diversity of wildlife, mix of cultures and Pacific and Caribbean coasts ripe for exploring.

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John Faithfull

One of John’s favourite spots is the viewing platform at the Miraflores Locks, where he has spent many happy (read “geeky”) hours being mesmerised by the machinations of the canal’s lock gate process.

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I have always wanted to see the Panama Canal, but John’s suggestion of sailing in the Guna Yala was a fantastic addition that we had not considered prior to speaking with him.

Destination: Panama
Travel Expert: John

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