Thursday, September 10, 2015


Come and enjoy the day with us!
Date:  Saturday 23 January 2016

Where:  HOTEL Campestre
       eL vALLE DE aNTON
Time: 11:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Menú (Comida Typica Panamaña)

Cost for members and non members to be announced. We will try to maintain same costs.
Tentative pricing:  Members
         Dues paid members:  $20 (2016 Dues must be paid by 23 Jan).
            Non-dues paid members: $30
            Children 12 years or under: FREE
    Non-members:  $35 - Children 12 years or under: $10

The party will continue that evening
at the home of Dr. Charly Garcia in El Valle with
   our complimentary Annual Lasagna Dinner & Dance Party starting at 6:30 PM.  Live Music.
                  Free ONLY FOR MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING (dues paid)
or those wishing to make a $30 donation to the Scholarship and Charities funds of The American Society of Panama
Bus transportation
Will be available for those that wish to go just for the day and if the interest is sufficient for those wishing to stay overnight.

For your convenience and assistance, our Dry Season Picnic coordinator and El Valle resident Dr. Charly Garcia
has put together the following list of lodging and options of things to do.

We hope you plan on making the AmSoc dry season event a weekend outing.  If you decide to do so, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible as Dry Season, and especially January is the high season for El Valle and last minute hotel rooms are difficult to come by.

For those staying overnight and wanting to take advantage of a family outing with your children we suggest the following events:
1.     Zip-line (Canopy Adventure) 983-6547 & Fax 263-2784
2.     Bird Watching (Guias Pioneros de Cocle) Cell. 6569-2676
3.     Hiking the India Dormida (Sleeping Indian Princess) Efrain Trujillo Cel 6591-1991
4.     Guide to the India Dormida (Sleeping Indian Princess)  Cell. 6615-8181
5.     El Nispero Zoo
6.     El Valle Museum,  Sr. David & Padre Noto, by Catholic Church, Cell. 6524-9790
7.     Visit Orchid Center (APROVACA) Tel. 983-6472
8.     Serpentarium  Cell. 6569-2676
9.     Thermal Pools Cell. 6621-3846
10. Local Farmers and Artesan Market
11. Piedra Pintada (Petroglyphs)   Cell. 6615-8181
12. The Butterfly Haven (NEW) – See a myriad of butterflies in their natural environment.

It is stressed that AmSoc is not endorsing or recommending any particular hotel, we are just providing a list to help you in your search.
We remind you to contact and make your own reservations directly with the establishment you choose.
                  1. Hotel Campestre  983-6146   Recently remodeled, one of the oldest hotels in El Valle built in 1939 has 20+ rooms with private baths.  Tel: 983-6135
Email: Hotel Campestre<>;

                   2.  Anton Valley Hotel
Tel.  983-6097 or  983-5118
This is located in front of the Catholic Church and has an excellent restaurant.

                   3.  Hotel y Restaurante Valle Verde                                                                                                                                  Formerly known as Hotel Los Capitanes, renamed and under new management.                                                                            //

                         Nuevo Sitio Web: ·                    
                         Teléfono: (+507) 983-6080
             Teléfono Celular: (+507) 647-18250   Great restaurant.  I consider this to be a very special place with a very special atmosphere.

                     4.   The Golden Frog Inn: Presently not available as B&B.  Will advise when status changes.
                             8 rooms, Suites  
                            One of the nicest places to stay.  Pleasant, huge pool, fireplaces.
                            One of my favorites.
                Phone: 983-6117                  Cell Phone: 6565-8307

        5.    Hotel Rincon Vallero:
14 Rooms Tel #: 983-6175/264-9119 / 983-6791  Includes breakfast.
Info: and their website is at  Excellent restaurant.

                  6.   Park Eden Bed & Breakfast:
           5 rooms Tel #: 983-6167 / 226-8858 / 6695-6190
           Info: &    5+ rooms, includes full breakfast for 2 persons per room,                      additional cost per each additional person.  No restaurant.
                     7.    La Casa de Lourdes      
           El Valle de Antón, Panama  Hotel: 983-6645    Restaurant:  983-6450
Gourmet breakfast included...exclusive cuisine &  accommodations...where the IN people dine. Best restaurant and best hotel complex in the area. People drive up from Panama City and adjacent areas to dine and wine in style. The Casa de Lourdes has available rooms and a renowned gourmet restaurant owned and run by Lourdes Fabrega de Ward.

           8.  Los Mandarinos Boutique Hotel & Spa
(adjacent and part of a magnificent complex with   Casa de Lourdes)
Boutique Hotel & Restaurante          Hotel: 983-6645  / 6808-2743
        Best hotel complex in the area. Hotel has beautiful buildings, very nice accommodations,  Irish Pub, Pool, & restaurant.  People drive up from Panama City and adjacent areas to dine and wine in at the sister complex, The Casa de Lourdes and stay at either Casa de Lourdes which also has several rooms and a renowned gourmet restaurant, or they stay at Los Mandarinos Boutique Hotel & Spa. which is a complex of Italian style buildings providing 31 guest rooms with magnificent accommodations, spa, pool, Irish pub, + restaurant.  Not inexpensive, but the finer moments in our lives usually aren't cheap.

                 9.    Crater Valley Adventure Spa:
              8 Rooms Tel #: 983-6942  / 215-2325 / Fax 215-2329
       Tel #: 215-2325 / 215-2328 & 983-6942
              Fax: 215-2329  Among the best in El Valle. Has pool, sauna, massage parlor, beauty saloon, and lush grounds. Expect it to be pricey, but worth it. Good restaurant.
                10.  Cabañas Potosi
               Tel # 983-6181/ 6946-6148

                11.   Hostal Cariguana
           Tel # 983-6269  6598-5122
                12.   Hotel Don Pepe
Hotel Don Pepe +507 983-6425  (After 6pm call  +507 983-6835 )
    13.  Casa de Pietra
                                Cell phone: 6675-6901

Note:  There are many other nice Hotels in El Valle.
Please do a search for more available hotel information.

The American Society of Panama
"Americans and Friends United Abroad"

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