Where to stay in Panama?
The search for a highly recommended luxury beach resort in Panama ends here. The five star Dreams Resort Playa Bonita Panama situated a secluded, private beach – aptly named ‘pretty beach,’ on the Pacific coast of Panama. This resort, surrounded by rain forest of the Punta Bruja Nature Reserve and scenic mountains in the background, is the answer to your quest.
The Playa Bonita Panama resort originally opened in 2006. It is ideally located 20 minutes west of the city of Panama, a 40 minute drive from Tocumen International Airport (PTY), and only 15 minutes to the Panama Canal’s visitors center at the Miraflores locks. For people who wish to experience much of what Panama has to offer, it’s in an excellent locale. It also offers an excellent spa for wellness services and personal pampering. What you get is a superior location offering the beach resort atmosphere, nature reserves, close to the capital city of Panama, and the Panama Canal.
Playa Bonita Resort is a large property with 307 deluxe rooms, 15 one bedroom suites and two Presidential suites rooms. The rich wood décor is designed with a touch of the ethnic Panamanian style, combined with the modern amenities of flatscreen TVs, wireless Internet, direct-dial phones with voice mail, in-room printer and fax, mini bars and coffeemakers. The beds are comfortable, and the rooms offer magnificent Pacific ocean views.
There are five swimming pools on the property. For dining, there are three restaurants with a choice of indoor and outdoor dining, the Club Lounge and a lobby bar. Room service is available 24 hours of the day. Other services include a concierge, guest relations service, laundry and valet service, a gift shop, staff who speak your language and a heliport
The Bonita Del Mar Spa at the resort looks over the Pacific Ocean. The air conditioned fitness center offers modern exercise equipment, a sauna room and a Jacuzzi. Definitely visit to stay in shape! Services available outdoor massage, seaweed wraps, facials, and soothing stress relief treatments.
Besides enjoying long walks and activities on the beautiful beach, there are daily excursions to make your stay more enjoyable. Daily excursions can be booked through the hotel concierge. These trips include:
- Culture – enjoy a visit to an Embera Indigenous Village
- Panama Canal full transit
- Shopping excursions
- Historical tours of the Old City and Panama City Tour
- Gatun Lake Expedition
- Rainforest Aerial Tram & Ecological Exhibitions
- Canopy Tour in Portobelo
- Truck Safari to Portobelo & Beach
- Portobelo Historical Tour
- Valle de Antón
- Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour
- Miraflores Locks Tour
Golf lovers can enjoy a round on the greens at the 18 hole Tucán Golf Course, a championship golf course minutes away from the Resort. On the Playa Bonita Resort, try a round of mini golf for family fun.
For nature lovers, take the Gamboa Rainforest Aerial Tram located 45 minutes away from the Resort. Visit a wildlife observation safari trip to the shores of the Panama Canal. For bird watchers, there is an endless supply of tropical birds to witness.
Other activities include boat expeditions and deep sea fishing where the daily catch includes tuna, wahoo, sea bass, marlin, and sail fish.
It is recommended that you that bring insect repellent if you are going to explore the surrounding rain forest and don’t forget the sunscreen and a hat because there’s plenty of sun to be had.
For the best prices and deals, book ahead an all inclusive vacation package which includes flight, meals and the hotel itself. The Playa Bonita Resort is one of the few luxury hotels on a lovely beach that will provide a taste of all that Panama has to offer.