What to do in El Valle

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There are a host of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in the cool mountain climate of El Valle de Antón. Here are a few:

Hike the India Dormida:

El Valle’s most famous mountain tells the legend of an Indian woman who fell in love, was heartbroken and died mourning her loss. The mountain took her shape, gazing up to the heavens. The hike to the top takes about one to two hours depending on physical condition. Gorgeous views abound on top of the second-largest extinct volcano crater of the world. Guided tours from $21.75 per person.

Hot Springs:

Covering ones’s self with volcanic mud helps eliminate dead cells, revitalizes the sanguine irrigation system, eliminates dark spots, reduces acne and removes skin toxins. Adults, children and babies each have their own thermal pool (depths vary) with a maximum temperature of 38.5 degrees. Bathe in the thermal pool for a maximum of 45 minutes to help eliminate stress, muscular aches and arthritis. Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost: $2.25 for adults and $1 for children under twelve.

Orchid Garden:

A conservation project that includes over 2,000 meters of flora and a green house. Visitors will have the opportunity to see over 100 species of orchids, including some in danger of extinction. The garden has about 800-1,000 orchids in total and a guide will explain about care and reproduction. Open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Cost: $2.

Snakes! The Serpentarium:

Panama has many varieties of snakes, some poisonous and others quite harmless like the rainbow boa or ball python which are available for photos at this El Valle attraction. A biologist will explain how to differentiate between species, how they eat, habitat, reproduction and answer any questions. Some 64 species are found in the area. Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday though Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Cost for adults: nationals $1.75 and foreigners $2.50, children under six $0.75 and over six $1.00.

Canopy Zipline:

Glide through the treetops on four different zip lines leading through the lush rainforest in the mountains around El Valle. One zip passes over the Chorro El Macho, a waterfall. Children over six years permitted and adults with a maximum weight of 220 pounds. Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 30% discount with El Valle promotion.

Disfrute con descuento en un destino de turismo ecológico

Descuentos significativos están disponibles para los viajeros en Panamá a través de la promoción “Escape a El Valle.” De vuelta por demanda popular, ofreciendo excelente ofertas en viajes a El Valle de Antón, provincia de Coclé de Panamá, aproximadamente una hora y media de Ciudad de Panamá. La Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá (ATP) y la Cámara de Turismo de El Valle se unieron para crear y promover este acuerdo que incluye descuentos en opciones de alojamiento, así como restaurantes, spas, actividades y servicios adicionales. Es válido todo el mes hasta el 31 de octubre.

Turistas nacionales e internacionales pueden elegir entre una lista de hoteles participantes y hostales con precios por persona para una estancia de dos noches que van desde $40 en Hostal Cariguana a $115 en Los Mandarinos Boutique Hotel. Si bien sigue siendo un destino de pequeña escala, El Valle ofrece una selección fantástica de restaurantes con descuentos que van desde 7-25% con esta promoción.

La letra menuda

La promoción es válida hasta el 31 de octubre. Se requiere alojamiento para que apliquen otros descuentos. Para obtener una lista completa de los establecimientos participantes visite www.visitpanama.com. Jubilados sólo podrán aprovechar de un descuento a la vez, y tienen que elegir entre disfrutar de este descuento, o la tasa de descuento regular.

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