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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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Calle Uruguay &, Av Balboa, Panamá, Panama
Situated in the Calle Uruguay business district right on Avenida Balboa, Le Méridien Panama epitomizes contemporary comfort. Done up in warm shades of beige and brown, the 111 rooms and suites feature plush pillow-top bedding and...
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Calle 56 y 57 Este, Panamá, Panama
This Autograph Collection Hotel has 391 rooms and suites—an exceptional number for its financial district location. Neither size nor style are compromised, however, as even the lowest tier accommodations are a spacious 485 square feet with...
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Calle 8 Este con, Av. B, Panamá, Panama
Located in Casco Viejo, Tantalo Hotel is a great home base for exploring Panama City. Rooms here are entirely unique, each one featuring work by a different local artist as well as colorful, modern décor and spacious rain showers. When hunger...
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Calle 49 Este, Panamá, Panama
Situated in the Calle Uruguay business district, the Bristol Panama has epitomized style and elegance for over twenty years. The 56 rooms and suites all feature Frette linens and mahogany furnishings, plus bathrooms outfitted in Italian marble....
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Km 6 Road to Veracruz, Panama City, Panama
Everything is massive at this Playa Bonita resort, from the grand lobby with its soaring, curved glass windows, to each of the 611 rooms and suites, which top out at 1,600 square feet. Furnishings are modern and minimalist, allowing stunning views...
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47th St. & Uruguay Street, Panama City, Panama
The Waldorf’s first Latin American property, this Calle Uruguay hotel opened in 2013 in a high-gloss, 36-floor high-rise just a block from Avenida Balboa. The 130 rooms and suites feature a gold-and-cream color scheme, the Waldorf’s...
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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: