Monthly Archives: October 2011

El Valle Parades

Panama Day parade in El Valle de Anton
Panama Day parade in El Valle de Anton

El Valle is a parade town. The locals love to put on parades for every possible occasion:  Christmas, independence, various saints’ days, and more. These parades are big events, sometimes with half the town participating, marching, playing music, and riding custom-built wagons pulled by oxen. In between parades the youth practice, and the sound of distant rhythmic drumming can often be heard in the days preceding any parade.

Be aware that parades never start on time. They are always scheduled for an early time like 9am, but don’t actually get started until 10 or 11. That’s the Panama way, ha ha.

The parades are one the many things I love about life in El Valle.

Beautiful Home for Sale in El Valle de Antón, Panama

Beautiful home in El Valle de Antón, Panama

This lovely house is for sale in the peaceful resort town of El Valle de Antón, Panama. Here are some quick links to pages on this site: