La Piedra Pintada, El Valle de Anton

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  • La Piedra Pintada this on the way to India. EH a stone with drawings of Indians who have been through it. It's worth it, because the trekking to the Piedra Pintada ain't nothing away.
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  • Dear if you visit el Valle the almost mandatory visit to stone is painted. The place is well preserved and consists of the income to pay $2.00, then raise not so steep stairs surrounded by streams and lush vegetation up to a huge stone that has it recorded an ancient map that according to some versions It reflects the path and output of the mountain. Insurance will find upon arrival one of the available people to guide them and explain them better. The stone there is a path that takes you to a beautiful stream where they can dive if they like, eye water is cold because direct low mountain, if still a little more you can see a waterfall and then the road continues with direction to the India Dormida. I recommend you go with a guide, water bottle, clothing and appropriate footwear if going to go after where the Piedra Pintada is located.
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  • It had been more than 20 years ago and I decided to go back because of the insistence of a small child in my family who wanted to meet the famous Piedra Pintada which had read in its school textbooks. We arrived and it drops us a "flock" of people (adolescents and adults) offering its services of guide and "well be carefull". At the entrance of the place there to cancel $2.50 for adults and $1.00 for children for the right of entry to the site. You get to the Piedra Pintada and your guide recites from memory that same description without any modification that 20 years ago the last time I heard that had gone. The walk takes about 5 minutes along a slightly steep cement path. Then the guide tells you the story of the stone and its meaning for another 5 minutes. You return again to the entrance in another 5 minutes. Total 15-minute visit. The guide is paid what they literally say: "only a tip". I I gave them $5.00 but I feel it was more than what is actually worth its services.
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  • Nice outing. This first attraction, the big painted stone, is easily accessible to all ages. The spectacular part, the India Dormida, is a fairly challenging hike... definitely not for the elderly or anyone with mobility challenges.
  • The petroglyphs are pretty much at the start of the hike up La India Dormida, there is another rock further up the trail on the right overlooking the waterfall as well. Certainly cool to see. Grab a local guide to explain what they mean and he will also guide you along the trail and the right way up to the top of the mountain for spectacular views!! You will see several waterfalls along the way too. Definitely a must do activity if you are in the El Valle area. So beautiful!
  • On the hike to La India Dormida you can find this big and beautiful rock with an engraving made by the first indigenous of the region. The engraving is a map of the area. Sadly some uneducated and careless people wrote their names next to the paintings/engravings. After the rock, you will find the 1st swimming hole: El Escondido, then the 2nd one:The lovers, then El Sapo. I don't hike and I have asthma and I am out of shape. I forgot my inhaler and I was very tired, so almost turn around, but I completed it. It's very, very intense hike. If you are out of shape like me or you don't want to hike for over one hour, I recommend to go up to the 2nd swimming hole. You can swim in the first 2 holes; however, they are hard to find if you don't have a guide or if you don't follow a group w a guide. This trail lacks of signs to find the the swimming holes. You'll find locals at the entrance of the hike willing to guide you, if you want. En el camino hacia la India dormida podrás encontrar esta bella y gigante piedra con el mapa del área grabado en esta majestuoso roca por los 1eros indígenas del área. Desgraciadamente gente sin cultura a rayado la piedra con nombres personales justamente a lado del grabado original. Subiendo más la montaña encontrarás 3 cascadas de las cuales las 2 primeras pueden nadar. Yo tengo asthma y estoy fuera de condiciones y encontré la subida hacia la India Dormida muy díficil y agotadora. Estaba a punto de regresar pero la terminé. No es nada fácil la subida.
  • If you are talking about the petroglyphs, they are almost as soon as you pay your $3 and go up a small hill. Continue further and you will find more.The Toad Stone. It's a bit of a hike up to the top of the mountain so take some water, Roughly an hour. Some waterfalls and swimming holes along the way. I think for younger folk. It is easy enough for a fit person to walk up, but coming down is more difficult due to scree and chances of slipping on your bum. Wear sensible shoes, bug spray and take water. It's steep in places and lots of young people were resting along the way. Might be a good idea to take a walking stick! It's a fun thing to do. A local lad will, "watch" your car for $1. Look out for Toucans and Blue Morpho butterflies.. I had no problem with the hike and I am 56 years old lady and have not been in a gym for almost a year. Enjoy the view of the largest inhabited volcano crater in the world. Eat the delicious Ceviche at Zapatos on the road towards Altos del Maria. Visit the craft and farmer's market for delicious fresh food and beautiful crafts. Look for the man who makes one of a kind jewelry.
  • Start of a Wonderful trail, but some paths are hard to find. a digital hiking map like maps me helps a lot.

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