but 75 miles from the city capital of Panama, is "El
Valle de Antón" (named in honor of the spanish
river explorer Antón Martín). El Valle is
seated in the crater of an extinct pre-historic volcano,
with an altitude of some 2,500 feet.
Although Panama has basically only two seasons (rainy
and dry), El Valle casts a somewhat similar climate year-round.
Due to its unique site, temperatures fluctuate between
78° F and 68° F...The coolest, enjoyed during
daybreak as well as dusk, year round. December, January,
February and March are the highlight months of the year,
being the best of the dry season, the very coolest accompanied
by very nice breezes. Nights can get quite nippy during
these months. Some homes have chimneys where family and
friends gather, enjoying chatting and drinking hot chocolate
Enjoyed all year round, El Valle is blessed by "Bajareque"...
a delightfully soft mist of minute rain droppings, that
not only favor a cooler climate, contribute to greener
vegetation but gives one a refreshing feeling enjoyed
outdoors. Be it any month of the year, El Valle is always
enjoyable, being clear, green and pleasantly cool.