EL VALLE - A JOURNEY THROUGH PANAMA'S COCLE PROVIDENCE
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Top AirVuz contributor and Drone Video of the Week Winner msember brings us this marvelous aerial tour of the Coclé Province of Panama. One of the ten provinces of this Central American country, Coclé is situated near the middle of the country. It has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean, with most of the province's roughly 5k square km of land area (around 2k square mi.) consisting of mountainous interior jungle. The video features excellent footage of the inactive El Valle volcano as well as some spectacular nearby waterfalls.
In early 2020 I took a trip to one of the most adventurous and beautiful places in Panama. I linked up with local guide Jerry Moreno for 4 days and he took me to some of the best lookouts and sunrises I have ever seen. Jerry was born deep in the jungle mountains of panama and did not have electricity until he was 12. He has a deep passion for adventure, nature, and exploring his home country. Jerry knows every corner Panama and he is the perfect guide to see this amazing country. We focused on El Valle de Anton and the Cocle providence on this trip. The valley is actually a small town inside a dormant volcano crater and has amazing hikes in all directions around the rim. I was lucky to have Jerry take me to some fun hikes just outside the valley that I will never forget. Jerry became a good friend, and I cant wait to go back and explore more of Panama with him later this year.