Hotels in Panama
Since the country has become an increasingly popular destination for the wealthy, luxury hotels in Panama have sprung up. Some of the best hotels in Panama are in metropolitan areas, such as Panama City, where five-star hotels are increasingly available. The spots offer a variety of typical services and amenities you would expect, such as pools, spas, and world-class restaurants.
If you are looking for something a little different, resorts, villas, and locally owns bed and breakfasts are worth exploring. Some areas, like Kuna on the San Blas Islands, have tried very to hard to offer eco-friendly lodgings that fit in with their traditional huts. Keep in mind that, unlike the luxury hotels in Panama City, these traditional dwellings are not air-conditioned.
Just six hours away from that particular type of Panama hotel, there is an entirely different option. Mountain houses are available for rent in the towns of Boquete and Volcan and will bring you close to the country’s other enjoyable scenery.
A 30-minute drive from the throbbing heart of Panama City, this eco-adventure lodge sits at the edge of a vast, pristine jungle, Soberanía National Park.
In the center of the business district, with a dark-wood bar that serves more than 50 types of rum.
Room to Book: Junior Suites are large, and come with an in-room fax machine and a private lounge.
Doubles From $245
What to Expect: On this two-and-a-half-acre island in the San Blas archipelago on the northeast side of Panama, hammocks swing gently on the verandas of 13 thatched-roofed bungalows set on stilts over the clear Caribbean.
The property has 14 miles of volcanic-sand beaches and a mangrove forest. With paintings by local artists and cream tiled floors, all 48 rooms face the Pacific. Board the resort's 34-footer for some of the world's best sportfishing, or head to top breaks with the in-house surf pro.
After a short flight from Panama City to Playón Chico (which the hotel will help arrange), guests of one of the five overwater casitas are picked up by boat and taken to the property’s private island.
The rooms are homey and comfortable. Guests enjoy fresh baked pastries and fruit for breakfast on their private veranda. Best of all, the area boasts world-class bird watching.