An easy two-hour drive from the capital, El Valle is a favorite weekend retreat for wealthy Panamanians, because it is cooler than the lowlands and offers opportunities for cycling, horseback riding and hiking. Kids will like the Butterfly Garden, the "square" trees behind Hotel Campestre and the small El Nispero Gardens and Zoo where the nearly extinct Golden Frogs may be spotted. Located on the broad floor of an extinct volcano crater, it still has some active hot springs, although nothing fancy.
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EL VALLE IS LAID BACK, COOLER TEMPS, ALWAYS GREEN AND LUSH. RIVERS RUN YEAR ROUND HERE, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE. WONDERFUL VIEWS AND THE PEOPLE ARE WONDERFUL. MANY THINGS TO DO HERE, THE HOT SPRING MUD BATHS ARE A GREAT WAY TO CHILL AND GET YOUR SKIN SMOOTH. THE ZOO HAS FISH TO BIG CATS, MANY WERE HURT AND WERE SAVED BUT COULD NOT BE RETURNED TO THE WILD, THAT IS HOW THE WHOLE ZOO STARTED....