Cabana Potosi, in El Valle de Anton, Panama is located at 3,000 feet (1,000m), in a extinct volcanic crater, 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean two hours west from Panama City.
Cabanas Potosi is owned and operated by Mireya and Dennis Wenthold. Mireya is originally from Panama and Dennis is from Iowa. They met in 1970 at the University of Northern Iowa. In 2009 they retired to Panama from Florida after spending 39 years as school teachers and administrators.
Cabanas Potosi was started by Patria Greco de Bernal, Mireya's mother, in 1980. Today it has become well known eco-cabins for International and Panamanian birders and nature lovers. Close to the cabins are four water falls, ancient Indian carvings, the India Dormida Mountain Lookout Trail, the Square Trees Trail, the Anapola River Valley Trail plus three additional mountain trails, the El Gaital National Park, hot springs (Mud Baths), cold springs, a butterfly garden, orchid garden, a snake zoo and the El Nispero Zoo which has over 70 species of birds, animals of Central America and the Golden Frog Biological Station. The valley has over 300 species of birds and many migratory birds in the fall and spring. Also, El Valle has over 30 different multi-cultural restaurants with prices ranging from $4 - $20 a plate. The best part is that Cabanas Potosi provides free pickup and shuttle service in town.
We are also featured in Lonely Planet & the Frommer's travel book.