EL VALLE DE ANTON, PANAMA
The Anton Valley, that lies in the 5×3 mile Crator of a volcano that erupted thousands of years ago. Since B.C. 10,000, It took thousands of years for nature to give birth to a lush green valley right into the bowl of the Crator, a rare phenomenon, which is being reviewed here under:
EL VALLE, PANAMA
“The town’s official short name is “El Valle”, and for the last hundred years it has belonged to the District of Anton in the Province of Cocle, Republic of Panama. As long as El Valle remains a Jurisdiction within the District of Anton, it will be known as “El Valle de Antón”, which literally means “The Valley of Anton” or “Anton Valley”. “Anton” refers to Mr. Anton Martin, a pilot that explored the interior of the country in 1615 and nearly drowned in the mouth of what is now called “Río Antón”, or the Anton River.” (Wikipedia)
THE CRATER LKE
“After its last eruption, The Volcanic Rim contained a lake, which drained around 25,000 – 10,000 B.C. into the Anton River.”
ANTON VALLEY TODAY
“Today, Anton Valley is known as the home of the eternal spring, because of its fresh spring-like climate throughout the year. This town is located on a valley of 18.3kms2 with an elevation of 600mts above sea level and an average temperature of 19 degrees Celsius.
The volcano is dormant and the valley floor is dry, but there s plenty of evidence of this rich history that still remains:
a large number of volcanic rocks can be found throughout the entire area
several hot springs are heated and mineralized by a small amount of magma, which connects to a subterranean river by a tiny fissure
the Valley floor is dry, but if you dig even a shallow hole (one or two feet) you will instantly have a small pond” (Wikipedia).