Day 351 of 365 Things To Do in Panama
Day 351 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Walk Around Inside an Extinct Volcano!
El Valle volcano is a stratovolcano 80 km SW of Panama City. According to Volcano Discovery, the 6-km-wide El Valle de Antón caldera was formed about 56,000 years ago in association with eruption of the dacitic El Hato pyroclastic flow. The most recent dated eruption took place about 13,000 years ago! There are steep 200-300 m high walls overlooking a flat floor which has the picturesque quaint mountain town of El Valle nestled inside it. The Guaymì Indian tribe has made it their home for hundreds of years. Walk the streets and mountain paths looking for hieroglyphs engraved on the rocks breathing in the fresh cool air, check out the artisan market, thermal springs. mountain views. restaurants, and tropical zoo - spend the day, a week or forever!