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Welcome to Hotel Residencial El Valle





Hotel Residencial 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 market that occurs each Sunday featuring foods, vegetables, flowers, plants and exquisite handicrafts created by local artisans. These same handicraft objects are available every day in David's Shop, a part of Hotel Residencial.

A new bakery has opened in El Valle featuring breads, rolls, coffee and pasteries.  You can buy the tasty products for your room, for a hike or for a trip on the bus. A small cafe is attached where you can relax with friends and enjoy the coffee and bakery products on the premises. 

Hotel Residencial also features Restaurant Mar de Plata that offers elegant servings of local cuisine at local prices. Be sure to try the tasteful "hen's soup" to be introduced to Panamanian cuisine at its best!

There are many exciting things to do in El Valle, biking, hiking or horseback riding in the mountains, viewing water falls or taking a dip in a mountain pool. Visit our "Activities" page for more information. Bikes may be rented at the Hotel Residencial.

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 and a Laundromat are available to the guests at Hotel Residencial. Inquire at the desk for details.

Come visit us and enjoy the scenic views and peace and comfort of El Valle! 

Who we are.



Hotel Residencial is  operated by Enrique Tiban . Enrique was born in Ecuador but moved with his family at a very early age to El Valle in Panama. He is a native 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 now the largest facility of its kind in El Valle.

Hotel Residencial and the adjoining facilities are staffed by local people plus Enrique's extended family. The cousins, brothers, sisters and friends on the staff extend the family feeling to all who visit Hotel Residencial to enjoy the peace and solitude 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.

Contact Information

 You may contact Hotel Residencial for reservations or email Enrique Tiban

Rooms are moderately priced from $50.00 and up per night.

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

Avenida Central frente a Super Centro YIN El Valle de Antón,  Panamá Tel: (507) -983-6536 Cell.: (507) 6615-9616, E-mail: residencialelvalle@hotmail.com

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