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Address: El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Great Historic Hike to El Chorro Macho

We were interested in hiking this trail up to the beautiful waterfalls because of the Petroglyphs on a huge boulder that Indians had carved on 500 or so years ago. The Piedra... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2016
Brussels, Belgium
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

La Piedra Pintada, is a huge bolder where the natives that settled inside the volcano wrote in symbols. Their desendants read to you what their ancestes wrote..

Thank Kim_Kardashian_1980
Amelia, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

There is only one area of petroglyphs so not really worth the effort for the petroglyphs, but it's inside the park that leads to the India Dormida and the park is worth the trip. Trails are steep, but explore beyond the Piedras Pintadas.

Thank dayhiker3458
Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This place has deeply rooted history, and we're not taking good care of it. In other countries a rock like this, with an engraved map such as this one that is over a thousand years old, would we well secured, clean an better explained. This is the first stop on the way up to the India Dormida (sleeping indian girl).

Thank Jairo G
Panama City, Panama
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This is a huge rock, full of petroglyphs, you need to go visit it with a tour guide so you can hear the story of the marks. If not, you will end seeing a carved rock. In El Valle there are other places to go, and this is one of the must to know the history of the Panamanian native... More 

Thank Rolando_Jose_RDL
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The Indians have all types of drawings on this big rock, and someone explains the rock. I passed by it on Sunday, but did not stop for the 'tour', b/c I'd done it B4

Thank Lora S
Panama City, Panama
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

It is a great activity since it doesn't end with the Stones because you can go up and see different small waterfalls, small places to take a quick dive, it is a light hiking trip of about 1 hour and it is great. Lots of places to take pics, and to refresh yourself in the small waterfalls.

Thank dsg_panama
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were interested in hiking this trail up to the beautiful waterfalls because of the Petroglyphs on a huge boulder that Indians had carved on 500 or so years ago. The Piedra Pintada means "Painted stone and is located at the entrance to the hike. At first you are led up a stone path along long tables of colorful wares... More 

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Cabanas Potosi
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The La Piedra Pintada is a huge boulder that Indians carved on over 500 years ago when first settling this valley. Some of the carvings look like a map of trails in El Valle, One of the elementary students will be your guide and explain this all to you in Spanish. The Piedra Pintada is located in the NW corner... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The petroglyphs are not super impressive, but they are at the start of a very nice hike - see the sleeping indian hike. I highly recommend that.

Thank amymI374FZ
El Valle de Anton, Panama
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

For almost 2 years, we have not taken the time to visit this attraction because some people told us it was just a joke, not that great, etc., etc. Just recently, some other friends told us what a lovely place it is, so we decided to go ahead and check it out. We headed over there late one morning, and... More 

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