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.
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
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
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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