Actually I stopped at El Valle de Anton on my return to Boquete Panama from Panama City. It was Sunday Morning and I knew from a previous trip that El Valle would have it’s Sunday market day. In my limited experience in Panama the El Valle Sunday Mercado is the best open air market in Panama. They have a new market building which as you can see from the photos below has crafts, fresh, foods and plants galore. The market does not compare in size or scope to markets I have visited in Antigua Guatemala or Mexico but it is worth a visit if you are in the area on Sunday morning.
El Valle is home to another Panama original the Three Sisters Cooking school and I hope to overnight there soon to take some classes. Panama is laden with hidden treasures.