Hotel Residencial El Valle

Avenida Central frente a

Super Centro El Valle .

Tel: (507) 983-6536

Cell.:(507) 6615-9616,



Davi´s Shop

Hotel Residencial El Valle  lodge is located in El Valle de Anton just one and one half hours from the hustle and bustle of Panama City. El Valle is in the crater of a long extinct volcano that erupted millions of years ago. The walls of the crater are now picturesque mountains that surround the small village. El Valle has long been a favorite spot for residents from Panama City to escape the rigors of city life for a peaceful weekend or holiday in the cool highlands, escaping the heat and humidity of the city.   At 1000 meters above sea level El Valle enjoys the distinct coolness of the highlands.

A well maintained, paved road to El Valle was built in 1997 making brief tourist visits to the peaceful hamlet possible. Both natural and man made attractions are now available to the visitor to El Valle. There are beautiful water falls, a mountain swimming spot and verdant forests filled with beautiful birds for the visitor to enjoy plus a man made canopy ride that provides a bird's eye view of the tropical forest.


A feature of El Valle is the community market that open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, featuring vegetables, flowers, plants and exquisite handicrafts created by local artisans. These same handicraft products are available every day in David's Shop, located on the ground floor of Hotel Residencial.



There is a lovely bakery in El Valle featuring freshly baked breads, rolls, pastries and coffee.  There are other products as well.  You can buy the tasty products for your room, for a hike or for a trip on the bus. A small cafe is located adjacent to the hotel, where you can relax with friends and enjoy the coffee and bakery products on the premises.


Located on the ground floor and adjacent to Hotel Residencial is the Restaurant Tierra Y Mar that offers ample servings of local cuisine at moderate prices. Be sure to try the tasty "hen's soup." It is Panamanian cuisine at its best!  And the “torta de huevos” (eggs with vegetables) and hojaldres (a type of fried bread).  Another Panamanian favorite.


Also on the ground floor and adjacent to the hotel is Heaven’s Café, in which a variety of pastries, sandwiches, juices and specialty fruit-juice drinks called Batidos (yummy), as well as sodas, ice cream and coffee and espresso are available and served daily.



Many visitors also enjoy the beaches down the mountain from El Valle. It is only a 30 minute ride from the beach to the cool altitudes of El Valle. You can enjoy the beach during the day and retreat to the cool mountains for a refreshing night's sleep.



Laundry service (6 lbs. for $ 6.00) and a Laundromat are available to the guests at Hotel Residencial. Inquire at the desk for details.


Who we are.


 Hotel Residencial is owned and operated by Enrique Tiban. Enrique was born in Ecuador but moved with his family at a very early age to El Valle in Panama. So, he is a long time resident of El Valle, with the exception of the first three years of his life. Enrique built the Hotel Residencial and the adjoining restaurant and gift shop facilities in 1999. He has operated the business since then and it is one of the best facilities of its kind in El Valle.

Hotel Residencial and the adjoining facilities are staffed by local people and Enrique's extended family. The cousins, brothers, sisters and friends on staff extend a family feeling to all who visit Hotel Residencial.   We wish to help you enjoy the peace and tranquility of El Valle. Click here to meet the Hotel Residencial staff.

Our Mission


To provide lodging and personal guidance for visitors interested in the relaxing natural beauty of Panama's El Valle de Anton and to extend to our guests a feeling of comfort and belonging in our small community.


We  strive to provide our guests with information and contacts they desire concerning everything from real estate investment opportunities to competent guides to assist them in enjoying the region.


El Valle is an exciting place to visit for those who seek peace, quite and a relaxing and cool climate for a few days or for extended periods of time. We strive to ensure our guests enjoy all of the benefits of our beautiful village nestled in the mountains of El Valle de Anton.

Your questions MAY be answered on our FAQ page.  Click to visit the FAQs.

Avenida Central frente a Super Centro El Valle .

Tel: (507) 983-6536 Cell.:(507) 6615-9616,