El Valle de Antón, a resort town that has become one of the country’s most visited eco-destinations, lies in the lush mountain setting of the province of Coclé about 120 kilometers from Panama City. The town is located on the site of an extinct volcano, a crater dotted with hot springs and famous for its fertile land ideal for flowers and vegetables.
Due to its altitude, El Valle enjoys a cool climate year round. This has transformed the town into a week-end retreat for many Panamanian city-dwellers. Many visitors have also discovered the area’s many charms.
Horseback riding is a popular and relaxing way to tour the area. The thermal springs are one of the most frequented destinations. Daring adventurers can take part in guided hikes to “La India Dormida” range or pay a visit to the canopy zip-line attraction. On weekends, and especially Sunday, the otherwise quiet and relaxed El Valle becomes a picturesque country shopping center, celebrating its most popular tradition: The Market.