Introducing El Valle
Officially known as El Valle de Antón, this picturesque town is nestled in the crater of a giant extinct volcano, and ringed by verdant forests and jagged peaks. Like the town of Boquete in Chiriquí, El Valle is a popular weekend getaway for urbanites in need of a little fresh air and scenery. It’s a superb place for walking, hiking or horseback riding, especially since there is an extensive network of trails leading from the town into the hills and around the valley. Nature lovers, and bird-watchers in particular, won’t be disappointed – the nearby forests offer excellent bird-watching, and the valleys of El Valle are home to an impressive set of waterfalls as well as some rare golden frogs.