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The Best Hotels in Panama

Whether you want to stay by the Pacific coast, on the Caribbean side, or in the capital city, Panama offers visitors a wide range of accommodations, from beach resorts to rainforest lodgings to urban hotels. Relax by the beach on Isla Boca Brava, bird-watch from your bedroom in Soberanía National Park, or spend the night in trendy Casco Viejo.
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Bahia Portobelo, Panama
Set amid the mangrove swamps, coastal lagoons, and stretches of coral reef in Portobelo National Park, this Design Hotels property features just five colorful villas. The “houses” range from a small, one-bedroom retreat nestled near a...
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At this bird-lover’s paradise, guests have reported seeing Blue Cotingas, Green Shrike-Vireos, and any number of native Panamanian bird species just outside their bedroom window. Their luck is in part due to Canopy Tower’s unorthodox...
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Plaza Herrera Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
For the location of their first independent hotel, Atelier Ace (the creative arm behind the buzzy Ace Hotel Group) chose Panama City’s historic Casco Viejo, a once gang-ridden neighborhood now teeming with trendy restaurants, cafes, and wine bars...
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Boca Brava, Isla Boca Brava, Panama
About an hour’s flight from Panama City is David, the capital city of Chiriquí province. From there, it takes another hour by boat through lagoons, mangroves, wetlands, and estuaries to reach Cala Mia’s dock on the island of...
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Isla Palenque, Boca Chica, Panama
Why we love it: A private island resort where guests can truly disconnect

The Highlights: 
- Just eight casitas and 400 acres of nature 
- A strong commitment to sustainability 
- A hyper-local culinary program 

The Review: