Theme Week Panama – Antón

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El Valle © Smithsonian Institution - Lee Siebert

El Valle © Smithsonian Institution – Lee Siebert

Antón is a corregimiento in Antón District, Coclé Province. It is located near the north-western shore of the Gulf of Panama. It is the seat of Antón District. It has a land area of 106.3 square kilometres (41.0 sq mi) and had a population of 12,000. Most of them are mestizos, Chinese or African Americans. For Panamanian standards, the city is quite small, in the center there is a casino, three small supermarkets, run by the Chinese (“chinos”) and a market where livestock (chickens) are slaughtered and sold.

During the day it is very hot and stuffy in Antón. The temperature remains constant throughout the year at about 30 ° C. During the rainy season (from April to December) it rains daily. The best time for tourists is in the dry season, the local summer (January – March). During this time it does not rain very often and accordingly the humidity drops.

El Valle © flickr.com - Garrison Gunter/cc-by-sa-2.0 El Valle © Smithsonian Institution - Lee Siebert La India Dormida mountain © BeanZull/cc-by-sa-3.0
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El Valle © flickr.com - Garrison Gunter/cc-by-sa-2.0
Near the town of Antón are the beaches Playa Santa Clara and Playa Farrallón, which can be reached by bus in about 30 minutes. Also located in the Antóns district is the “Valle de Antón” – one of Panama’s three volcanoes. There you can admire a wooded large crater, in which meanwhile a village has been formed. The climate there is far more pleasant than in the rest of Panama – this is probably the reason why some Americans have settled there with big houses. The nature there is unique – you can, for example, look at the famous “golden frogs” that only exist there. Furthermore, there is every day a small market in the city center, where you can stroll around and buy souvenirs.

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