Valašská Polanka is a municipality and village in Vsetín District in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,400 inhabitants.
Valašská Polanka lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) south of Vsetín, 25 km (16 mi) east of Zlín, and 274 km (170 mi) east of Prague.
The name is derivered from the region of Moravian Wallachia (Czech: Valašsko) in which it lies, and the word polana which meant a field lined with forest.
The first written mention of Polanka is from 1361. The name of Valašská Polanka is used since 1929.