Orchids in El Valle Panama

APROVACA – the Orchid Center

APROVACA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of native orchid species in the charming town of El Valle de Anton, Panama.

APROVACA is an acronym for Associacion de Productores de Orquideas de El Valle y Cabuya, that is, the Association of Orchid Producers in El Valle an Cabuya.

It was established on May 15, 2001, with the goals of protecting endangered orchid species endemic to the region and rehabilitating them into the natural forest to promote the conservation and sustainability of Panamas biodiversity.

Here are just a few of the amazing species that you can see at Aprovaca:
Pink Orchids in Anton's Valley - El Valle de Anton, Panama

Anton’s Valley is one of the most fertile places on earth and for this reason it is filled with flowers of all kinds. Anton’s Valley is home to an Orchid Conservatory that displays thousands of orchids, which are among the rarest and most beatiful yet hardest to grow flowers in the world.
A flower in Anton's Valley - photo by Ania Moreno

Photo courtesy of: Ania Moreno

 

Brassavola Nodosa

brassavola nodosa

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

Dracula Erythrochaete

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

Encyclia Baculus

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

Lycaste Brevispatha

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

Maxillaria Alba

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

Oerstedella Schummaniana

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

Oncidium Stipitatum

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

Peristeria Elata

Photo courtesy of: Aprovaca

 

A flower in Anton's Valley - photo by Ania Moreno

Photo courtesy of: Ania Moreno

A flower in Anton's Valley - photo by Ania Moreno

Photo courtesy of: Ania Moreno

 

APROVACA is open every day from 9:00am to 4:00pm Call +507 983-6472 or e-mail aprovaca@elvalle.com.pa

Entrance Fees: Adults $2.00, Students/Senior Citizens $1.00, Children under 15: $ .75

Visit APROVACA’s Web site