El Valle de Antón is a beautiful small town located in the province of Coclé. It is about two hours away from the capital – Panama City and is quickly becoming one of Panama’s the most popular destinations for expats and digital nomads.
El Valle is surrounded by a green and lush rainforest that is full of diverse wildlife. The climate is mild and pleasant making El Valle an ideal home for retirees, expats and digital nomads seeking a tranquil, safe and peaceful new setting.
The good news is that El Valle has a number of neighborhoods that are very popular with expats and offer a variety of different settings for the expats to choose from.
Boquete is probably El Valle‘s most popular neighborhood, and it’s not very hard to see why as it offers a great selection of shops and restaurants and some of the best views of the stunning mountain and lush vegetation that surround El Valle. All this while, still being close to el Valle’s downtown area.
The town is known for its numerous natural trails through the rainforest and surrounding hills and the various outdoor activities. Hiking, trekking, bird watching, swimming, and mountain biking are just some of the many great outdoor options for visitors and residents.
And of course no trip to El Valle’s is completely without a visit to its volcanoes and beautiful waterfalls. We highly advice taking a boat ride up the nearby Chagres river to experience some of Panama’s most pristine and beautiful nature reserves.
And that’s not all. El Valle thankfully offers plenty of cultural attractions and festivals for the expats and visitors that are looking to immerse themselves in the local lifestyle and culture. The town hosts several festivals throughout the calendar year. Don’t miss the celebrations of the Monte Cristi Hat -Panama’s national flower- during the el Festival de las Flores y el Sombrero. El Valle also has a rather vibrant and diverse nightlife scene with bars and restaurants where expats, visitors and locals can experience traditional Panamanian cuisine and music.
All in all, El Valle de Anton is in our opinion one of the best cities for expats looking to move to Panama. It is an ideal destination for expats who are looking for a quiet and peaceful environment, pleasant climate and a variety of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.
Whether you’re looking to explore el Valle’s natural beauty and surrounding mountains and volcanos, immerse yourself into the local festivities and culture, or just spend your days relaxing and enjoy the fresh mountain air and scenery, el Valle de Antón has literally something for everyone.
Overall, el Valle de Anton provides a great opportunity for expats to get away from the hustle and bustle of Panama City while still being close enough to enjoy all that the country has to offer. With its lush landscape, abundance of outdoor activities, and vibrant lifestyle.