This trip is basically a fee based walk up a trail in the woods to see some ancient markings on a rock. History buffs will enjoy the story behind the markings, but regular people will most likely see it as some version of graffiti rather than hieroglyphic in nature.
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.
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).
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...
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.
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...