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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

El Valle de Anton (Crater Valley) cabin description

EL VALLE, PANAMA
Cabanas Potosi, with mountain views of El Valle de Anton and the Sleeping Indian Mountain, is a 29 year old family business remodeled in July 2009. The cabins are nestled at just under 3000 feet above sea level, 30 minutes from the Pan-American highway (28km), in the world's second largest inhabited extinct shield volcanic crater. It is a lot cooler than the coastline with temperature in the upper 60's at night. The crater, created 75,000 years ago, is four kilometers wide and 2 kilometers across. (2.4 x 1.2 miles) El Valle is the (HOME OF 311 SPECIES OF BIRDS), golden frogs, square trees, Chorros El Macho and Las Mozas (Water Falls), La Piedra Pintada (Pre-Columbian rock cravings), Mercado (Crafts Market), El Gaital (national nature park), El Nispero (Zoo and Amphibian Conservation Center)), Pozos Termales (hot springs), Museo de El Valle (Historical Museum), Aprovaca Orquideas (Orchard Gardens), Canopy Adventure (Jungle Zip-Line Swing), mountain hiking, and horseback riding. There are no fast food establishments here but there are many family owned restaurants with typical food and drinks that cost between $3-$25. Many retired people are starting to relocate to El Valle where your alarm clock is the songs of birds and roosters.

CABANAS POTOSI ....
has four one bedroom cabins for $53.50(Double Occupancy), in season (November-April), plus 10% tourist tax. May-October we give a (15% discount), (Sunday Thru Friday) plus 10% tax, if you stay for longer than one night. An additional renter is $10 extra. The porches of Cabanas Potosi offers our quests a view of the Sleeping Indian Mountain from your comfortable personal hammock or porch chair. The rooms feature a very clean and comfortable double and single bed. The eco-logical rooms feature peace and quite are furnished with a mini-refrigerator, room fan, mirrors, lamps, chairs and tables. Also, the bathroom features a walk-in hot shower. We do not offer daily hotel maid room service but provide items as needed.

THINGS TO DO IN EL VALLE
The people of El Valle are very friendly and move about during the week by walking or riding a bicycles. On the weekends, however, the community becomes populated with tourists from the Europe, Canada and the United States as well as with Panamanians who have weekend homes in El Valle. A visit to 'The Market', a place to buy Panamanian pottery and art, is a must see. In the evening a light jacket may be needed. The serenity of this eco-logical mountain hide-a-way is a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. El Valle is a charming little community of 7,000 people with abundant family owned restaurants, small stores surronded by vocanic peaks, lush forests, waterfalls and mountain trails. Also, El Valle is home to the rare golden frogs and square trees.

OTHER ACTIVITES NEAR BY
Beaches and golf courses are located 45 minutes away in Coronado to Decamoeron.




Keywords: Eco-logical
Bird Watching
Mountains
Trails
Hot Springs
Water Falls
Zoo
Orchards
Frogs
Square Trees
Volcano
Retreat
Petroglyphs
National Parks
Market

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 225 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            To insure the comfort and safety of all our guests, we do not permit pets in our rooms out of respect to our other clients....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            To insure the comfort of all our present and future guests, we do not permit smoking in our rooms...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Shared Kitchen:

            Clients can cook meals in the main house's kitchen...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Located in the Main House for clients use...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Available for clients who stay a week...moreless

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Free on the property next to your cabin...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Ask for clean linens when needed....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Laudermat is located in El Valle...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Ask for clean towels when needed....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Protected fenced in property...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Transportation to and from local tourists sites or local restaurants is provided for a small fee....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Located at Cabanas Potosi, El Valle's local Library and in some local restaurants...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Use of Magic Jack to phone anywhere in in North America for $1...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Use of office phone for local calls for a $1 charge...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Use of cell phone for local calls for a $1 charge...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo:

                Has a charcoal/wood grill, sink with running water, counter top, electricity and large 4 x 8 table with chairs...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Can be rented by the hour or day from Don Pepe in the center of town....moreless

              • Golf:

                Located 45 minutes from El Valle off the Pan-American highway...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Has you own individual hammock to relax in...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The cabin patios have a view of the western edge of the crater mountains and the Sleeping Indian Mouintain, which is one of El Valle's tourists attractions. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Rainy Season
                  Jun 13 - Sep 27, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $55
                  $387

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Once a reservation is made a 100% deposit is required to confirm. The 100% deposit is refundable if a cancellation takes place more than 30 days before your stay.

                  During raining season, May 16-Sept. 30, a 20% discount is available for a two night stay, not including weekends (F, S, S).

                  Wifi available


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                  Location

                  150 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Panama City, Panama - Tocumen International Airpor
                  40 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Pan-American Highway
                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Santa Clara Beach
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ty's Sports Bar
                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Coronado 18 hole Golf Course
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Brochettas Italian Restaurant

                  Car: Recommended

                  The following (BIRDS) have been seen on our property: Gray Necked Wood Rail, Roadside Hawk, Yellow Headed Caracara, White Tipped Dove, Blue Headed Parrot, Orange Chinned Parakeet, Tropical Screech Owl, Rufous Tailed Hummingbird, Ringed Kingfisher, Blue Crown Motmot, Keel Billed Toucan, Black Chested Jay, Red Crowned Woodpecker, Lincated Woodpecker, Buff Throated Woodpecker, Barred Antshrike, Tropical King Bird, Social Flycatcher, Streaked Flycatcher, Panama Flycatcher, Yellow Olive Flycatcher, Crimson Backed Tanager, Blue Gray Tanager, Great Kiskadee, Yellow Bellied Elaenia, House Wren, Rufous Breasted Wren, Clay Colored Thrush, Yellow Throated Vireo, Tennessee Warbler, Black & White Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Red Legged Honey Creeper, Rufous Capped Warbler, Thick Billed Euphonia, Spot Crowned Euphonia, Plain Colored Tanager, Lesser Goldfinch, Palm Tanager, Streaked Saltator, Black Striped Sparrow, Variable Seedeater, Black Hawk Eagle, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, and others.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Dennis & Mireya Wenthold are retired teachers from Florida now making their home in El Valle, Panama. Dennis is orginally from Iowa and Mireya is from Panama. They met at the University of Northern Iowa during 1970 and have been together ever since. They have two children and three grand children, who live in Colorado and South Carolina.

                  Why the Owner Chose El Valle de Anton (Crater Valley):
                  The property was purchased from Mireya's mother, Patria, in 2003. We retired to Panama in 2009 to manage Cabanas Potosi and have been coming to this area since 1970. Also, Mireya has three brothers who have homes near by. One of her brothers, Mario Bernal, is a national well know eco-tourism and bird watching guide in Panama. He can be introduced to you if you care for his services. He charges $45 for a half-day of bird watching here in El Valle.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  The main benefit of Cabanas Potosi is laying in a soft hammock or sitting in a comfortable patio chair with a good book enjoying the sounds of nature which surround you 24 hours a day. Also, the cabins are within a mile of the market, gas, ATM, resturants, etc. Come and have your alarm clock be the blue parakeets of the valley.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, german, italian, spanish, english

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                  Photos

                  • 'Cabanas Potosi'

                    'Cabanas Potosi'

                  • Entry path to Cabanas Potosi

                    Entry path to Cabanas Potosi

                  • Pathway to the cabins

                    Pathway to the cabins

                  • Cabin #3

                    Cabin #3

                  • Front terrace

                    Front terrace

                  • Guest Room Patio

                    Guest Room Patio

                  • Gazebo for grilling and ping-pong

                    Gazebo for grilling and ping-pong

                  • Bird Cabins

                    Bird Cabins

                  • Resting area

                    Resting area

                  • The sleeping Indian Mountain - Walk the one hour trail to the top

                    The sleeping Indian Mountain - Walk the one hour trail to the top

                  • El Valle Hot Springs and Mud Baths

                    El Valle Hot Springs and Mud Baths

                  • One of the animals in the El Valle Zoo

                    One of the animals in the El Valle Zoo

                  • Entrance to Cabanas Potosi

                    Entrance to Cabanas Potosi

                  • Main house and office

                    Main house and office

                  • Cabin #1 and table

                    Cabin #1 and table

                  • Cabin #4

                    Cabin #4

                  • Cabanas Potosi-One db bed, one single bed, hot water shower, wall fan, min frig.

                    Cabanas Potosi-One db bed, one single bed, hot water shower, wall fan, min frig.

                  • Wine table

                    Wine table

                  • Garden and table

                    Garden and table

                  • Resting area

                    Resting area

                  • Go bird watching with Mario Bernal, well know Panamanian guide - Speaks English

                    Go bird watching with Mario Bernal, well know Panamanian guide - Speaks English

                  • El Macho Waterfall with natural pool for swimming.

                    El Macho Waterfall with natural pool for swimming.

                  • Las Moshes Waterfall - 30 min. walk from Cabans Potosi

                    Las Moshes Waterfall - 30 min. walk from Cabans Potosi

                  • Cabans Potosi will pick you up at 'The Market' at the bus stop in El Valle.

                    Cabans Potosi will pick you up at 'The Market' at the bus stop in El Valle.

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                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $55 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

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