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Places of interest and things to do in El Valle:

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Artisan & Vegetable Market

Here you can buy fruits, ornamental plants, flowers and orchids and have a look at local art and handicrafts. Including: ceramics, bateas (wooden trays), woven baskets, hats, carved and painted totumas (cups made from squash) Read more...

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Bird Watching

El Valle is one of the best places in Panama for watching tropical birds. You will find them in the valley and in the cloud forest of the Gaital Monument. Through August 2010, 339 species Read more...

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Butterfly Haven (El Mariposario)

Hours: Everyday from 9 am to 4:00 pm, closed on Tuesday Entrance fees: $5.00 Visitors $3.50 with Legal Residency $1.50 Children under 13 Free for infants (0-2 years) if in arms at all times www.butterflyhavenpanama.com

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Canopying

The Canopy Tour and the “Chorro El Macho” waterfall share the same entrance. Here, from platforms 100 feet in the air, you are given a spectacular insight and view of the cloud forrest´s fauna and Read more...

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Petroglyphs: La Piedra Pintada

This pre-Columbian pertroglyph (more a rock face) couldn´t be decoded yet. Some locals say it has been a map for traders, other say it is a map of caves connecting the mountain range. Entry: $1.50

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Square Trees

Scientific Name: Quararibea asterolepis Family: Bombacaceae Tall: 30 meter approximate «They are members of the cottonwood family. Saplings of these trees now are being grown at the University of Florida to find out if they Read more...

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Zoo El Nispero

El Nispero is also home to the brand-new Centro de Conservación de Anfibios de El Valle (EVACC), an amphibian study center sponsored by the Houston, San Antonio, and San Diego zoos. The center will study Read more...