COCLE
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Much of it marked by mountains and cloud forest, centrally located Cocle is a haven for those looking to explore the Panamanian countryside. In fact, there’s just about any type of outdoor adventure you can imagine here. From zip lining, to rock climbing, to hiking and exploring the area hot springs.

Perhaps the most famous town in the region is El Valle de Anton. A popular place to experience many of the afore mentioned activities, El Valle is actually located amid a crater of a now extinct volcano—definitely makes for some interesting exploration.
  • INDIA DORMIDA

    Translated as the Sleeping Indian Girl, this is easily considered one of the best hikes in the region. Beginning in the Anton Valle, the trail takes you along the edge of the crater and the resulting views once you do summit are remarkable.

  • PLAYA FARALLON

    Cocle is also known for its beaches, and this is one of the most frequented. Stretches of white sand and some fantastic surf are what visitors can expect from an afternoon there. Not to mention, there are plenty of shops and restaurants dotting the coastline.

  • LA PINTADA

    A small town located in the foothills, La Pintada clings to the traditional, artisanal way of life. Famous for their cigar making as well as distinctive handcrafted sombreros, this colorful little village is certainly worth a stop.