The Golden Frog Inn, Villa Rana Dorada,
 El Valle de Anton, Panama











El Valle de Anton, a beautiful mountain town 1 1/2 -2 hours from Panama City, located in the Central Cordilleran Rainforests of west central Panama is a spectacular paradise! This region, with near perfect climate year around, has offered a secret destination get away for travelers from around the globe for generations. It is the chosen location for beautiful weekend villas of the residents of Panama City. The town of El Valle is situated on the site of an extinct volcano, the second largest crater in the world. El Valle de Anton is the largest continually inhabited volcanic crater in the World.

The outstanding attractions of this area consist of warm tropical breezes, natural thermal hot springs, lush tropical forests, waterfalls, history and culture, diverse activities and educational benefit. This valley is rich with history and beauty.
The legendary and endangered Panamanian Golden Frog, Atelopus zeteki is indigenous to this area and deeply woven into the culture and lore of the people of this land. Once the cultural symbol of the Republic of Panama, this rare frog cannot be found elsewhere. Here you will also find the Flor del Espiritu Santo or Holy Ghost , a gorgeous rare orchid which is the national flower of Panama.

For centuries the native inhabitants from several tribes have contributed to the heartbeat of El Valle
through local trade. Here you will find the most popular open air market in Central America. This beautiful, colorful gathering place abounds with art and handcrafts, an as well as an abundant variety of fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers which grow locally in this fertile soil.

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