El Valle de Anton is a picturesque mountain town, located in the crater of an enormous extinct volcano some 5km across. Situated at 1000m, the climate is noticeably cooler than the coastal towns. The town is surrounded by rugged peaks and forests which provide good opportunities for bird watching. It is also famed for its Sunday handicrafts market.
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