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101 Exciting Things to do in Panama! - 71-74: El Valle de Anton

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71-74: El Valle de Anton


71) Negotiate with the Kuna Indian artists at the famous Sunday Market in El Valle. Get there before the noon buses from Panama City pack the place and drive up prices. Bring a sweater - it gets cool in the mountains  (20 - 26 degrees Celsius when the costal temperatures soar over 35 C (95F). 95 kilometers west of Panama City to the well-marked turn-off, 28 kilometers up the winding, paved mountain road. Have an expresso at  the Gourmet Coffee shop at the entrance to the town.


72) Treat yourself to a massage, thermal soak or anti-aging mud bath at the Los Mandarinos Spa in the Le Casa de Lourdes Inn - Massages $40 for 30 minutes, 415 for a thermal soak (free to guests of the hotel) and mud  wraps $35 - $40.  Rooms at the Inn $125 - $205 for a suite (not per person - per room plus 10% tourist tax. Spa, restaurant, Inn., E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel: 983-6645


73) Zip over El Chorro Macho waterfall - twice! on the Canopy Adventure in El Valley. A vigorous 30 - 45 minute hike to the first launch pad, then zip down jungle tops past three toed sloth, birds and other wildlife. Go  where Muriel Hemingway, Tarzan's grandson and the President of Panama have gone - and lived to talk about it. 1.5 hours, best to go during the weekdays when it is not so crowded. $50 plus 5% tax, ($125 + tax from  Panama City with lunch and transport provided) Bring long pants, sneakers, towel and extra shirt (you will want to swim in the waterfall) NOTE: 200 pound weight limit.

E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Panama City Office. Tel: 264-5720/263-2784. El Valley Tel: 983-6547/612-9176


74) In El Valle (all “V”'s in Spanish are pronounced as “B”'s - so ask for “El Bi yea”). Take a walking tour. It is well worth  it to hire a guide (.50 cents an hour) to take you to see the square trees, the petroglyphs  (petroglifos), the painted stones, the waterfalls, the hot springs, While in El Valley visit El Nispero, the animal refuge with 100 species of animals and 180 different species of plants and trees, including a golden frog  (poisonous), howler monkeys and parrots and toucans, crocodiles and turtles. 1.3 km off the main street - look for the signs. $2.00 adults, $1.00 kids, foreigners $4.00 (get used to it - to Panamanians, you ARE rich).  Also visit the small local museum (open Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $0.50 cents admission), and St. Joseph's, the quaint local church, and have lunch while the buses unload their herds of tourists - both Panamanians  escaping the heat and humidity of the City and foreigners.


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Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 17:28  

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