El Valle de Anton, a picturesque town nestled in the 2nd biggest living crater of a huge extinct volcano, and ringed by verdant forests and jagged peaks.
Home to an impressive set of waterfalls and natural pools.
The valley is unique because of the weird square trees, which grew on the volcanic soil. The rectangular shape of trees is directly related to the conditions of the valley – when planted in any other location, the trees would have normal circular trunks.
What you will see:
Visit the Nispero zoo:
The owner, an agronomist who runs a small for-profit nursery here, had a large collection of animals and birds, and over time so many people donated abandoned or sick animals that it just made sense to open a zoo. The 2.8-hectare (7-acre) El Nispero sits at the foot of Cerro Gaital National Monument. There are 55 species of birds, both exotic imports from Asia and Africa such as golden pheasants and white peacocks, as well as a few tropical species not seen in any zoo outside Panama. A good representation of endemic animals includes a white-faced capuchin and spider monkey, an ocelot and trigillo margay, and a couple of tapirs rescued from Manuel Noriega’s home after the invasion
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 retain their squareness in a different environment. It is believed, however, that the shape is probably due to some unknown but purely local condition. That the cause is deepseated is indicated by the fact that the tree rings, each representing a year’s growth, also are square.
El Macho waterfalls and swim:
The attraction and the place is magic . Everything is perfectly marked throughout the hanging bridges for you to reach the natural pool. Where will be able to swim in the pure nature.
Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
Don’t forget your bathingsuit and towel if you want to have a swim.
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