The Canal and Central Panama Travel Guide

The Canal and Central Panama Sights

Piedra Pintada

  • End of Calle La Pintada
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 11/02/2015

Fodor's Review

A short drive to the west of the Mercado, at the end of a rough road and trail, is a simple remnant of El Valle's pre-Columbian culture called Piedra Pintada, a 15-foot boulder, the underside of which is covered with a bizarre collection of ancient petroglyphs. To get there, turn right at the end of Avenida Principal and left onto the second road after the bridge, then drive to the end of that road, where a foot path heads to the nearby boulder. Cars left at the trailhead have been broken into, so don't leave any valuables in your vehicle, and leave the doors unlocked to avoid broken windows.

Sight Information


End of Calle La Pintada, , 0211, Panama

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • 24 hrs

Published 11/02/2015


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