El Valle

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El Valle should be the first overnight stay for those venturing down the Inter-Americana highway into the beautiful scenic interior of Panama.

Nestled in a fertile extinct volcanic crater, El Valle was one of the first mountain retreats for those with means form Panama City.  The mountains of El Valle are graced with beautiful homes and stunning gardens nurtured by the rich volcanic soil.  Nearly a millennia ago the ancient volcanic crater lake broke its bank and washed to the Pacific Ocean. Today, in the lake’s fertile volcanic path, the valley’s are encased in green covered hills and beautiful flowers bloom everywhere.

El Valle is home to many attractions including; hot springs, mud baths, a zoo, indian hieroglyphics, zip-line canopy tours, crystal clear stream feed swimming holes, hiking, bird watching and an incredible indigenous market.

Just a 30 minute detour north off the Inter-Americana highway, El Valle is a must see. With many hotels and restaurants at any price point, you may decide to spend a few days in this mountain paradise.


El Valle Articles



Golden Frog Inn
$70 and up
Beautiful lodge with rooms including kitchens and a pool in quiet area
Tel: 011 (507) 983-6117
Email. thegoldenfroginn@yahoo.com


Hotel Residencial El Valle
$50 and up
Located on the main road in downtown El Valle
with a local artisan market and restaurant in the same building
Email: residencialelvalle@hotmail.com
Tel: 507-983-6536 / 507-6615-9616


Park Eden Country Retreat
Contact for rates
Family-run Bed & Breakfast
Tel: (507)983-6167 (507)6695-6190
Email: parkeden@cwpanama.net


Los Capitanes Hotel
$28 and up
Unique Hotel and Restaurant owned by a jolly retired German sea captain
Tel: (507) 983-6080
Email: capitanes@cwpanama.net / info@los-capitanes.com


Anton Valley Hotel
$68 and up
Located in the heart of El Valle
SKYPE: antonvalleyhotel
Tel: 507-983-6097


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