Panama Top Destinations
Panama Beaches and Resorts
Wedged in between two oceans, Panama offers a variety of beaches, both on the mainland and on islands offshore. Both coasts feature incredibly beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, white sand, coral reefs and coconut palm trees. From small coves to miles of open beaches, from sensual sandy beaches to rugged coasts, from popular beaches to deserted beaches, there is a beach vacation for anyone in Panama. With so many possibilities, in Panama the challenge is choosing which one to visit!
These days Panama gets lots of write-ups in travel magazines – not only leisure travelers but also retirees are flocking to this Central American country. New resorts are being built around the country and along the coasts to meet the increased demand for tourism in Panama. With the exception of the Chiriqui Highlands, each region in Panama includes a unique and pleasurable beach destination. Only an hour drive from Panama City, you can find 80 kilometers of Pacific Beaches stretching from Punta Chame to Farallon offering resort hotels, sport facilities and restaurants for your enjoyment. Sailing enthusiasts can have their fun too and sail around San Blas, or visit the flower-island of Taboga or the enchanting Pearl islands. Surfing, which is the most popular water sports in Panama, can be practiced in beaches such as Playa San Carlos, El Palmar, Rio Mar, Punta Barco, Playa Venao and Santa Catalina. Playa San Carlos is only 50 miles away from Panama City, and from that point on there is nothing but sand, sun, and waves. swim, snorkel and dive, we recommend Contadora Island, the Caribbean cost along San Blas, or the area of Bocas del Toro. If you don't want to drive too far from Panama City, you can visit Kobbe and a few other beaches on the other side of the canal.
Traditional and all inclusive Panama Resorts can be found close to cities like Panama City, Santiago and Colon, along the Pacific Coast, in the Caribbean at Bocas del Toro and the San Blas Islands, and all around Azuero Peninsula and on the Pearl Islands. All of these beach destinations are special in its own way – our experienced travel agents can assist you in finding the best match for your criteria!
Traditional Panama Resorts:
The Hotel Playa Tortuga is the first hotel on the beach in Bocas del Toro and located just a few minutes outside the main village. This deluxe hotel is designed for a select clientele that appreciate exclusivity with excellent service and informal atmosphere.
Villa Camilla is situated on a tranquil and secluded stretch of land on the Azuero Peninsula and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is part of a sustainable luxury community where master European craftsmen mentor local artisans.
The JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is the latest and most exiting new resort community on the Pacific Coast of Panama. Strategically located at the end of Playa Blanca, the JW Marriott Panama is only 2 hours away from Panama City!
The Hacienda del Mar & Eco Village is located on a private island that is part of the Pearl Islands. This island is a place of unsurpassed beauty, relaxation and adventure. The Hacienda del Mar offers privacy but is easily reachable with a short flight from Panama City.
The Hotel InterContinental Playa Bonita is an elegant 5 star hotel located just 20 minutes outside of Panama City. This resort is situated on a small private beach overlooking the Pacific Sea and the entrance to the Panama Canal, and is surrounded by tropical vegetation.
The Boutique Hotel Cala Mia is a romantic and intimate eco-resort located on the tip of the pristine Boca Brava Island, within the National Marina Park of the Chiriqui Gulf. Cala Mia consists of 11 beautiful villas, each with its own thatched roof rancho.
The Hotel Coronado is an established Golf and Beach resort located only 83 km (50 miles) from Panama City! It was designed for travelers who like sports and recreational activities including tennis courts, a large swimming pool, an 18-hole championship golf course, SPA, a Beach Club with water sports activities and a world class Equestrian Club.
The Punta Galeon Resort is located on Contadora Island, just a short walk from the airstrip. This hotel is located on a outstanding area of the island and surrounded by two white-sanded beaches with crystal waters.
The Isla Paridita is a private island hideaway in the Gulf of Chiriqui. The remote Paridita Island is part of a archipelago of 50 uninhabited islands and located in one of Panama's National Marine Parks, providing guests with the only accommodation in this protected area!
All Inclusive Resorts:
The Coral Lodge offers an ambiance of leisure and relaxed casual elegance with a style that is both refined and rustic. Located in a remote, beautiful beach only 30 minutes away from Kuna Yala (San Blas), this new eco-resort will provide you a unique experience of comfort and quality service in a pristine environment, ideal scenery for eco-adventures.
The Playa Blanca Resort is situated on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches on Panamas Pacific Coast. This all-inclusive resort offers you a great variety of services and an incredibly long and relaxing white sand beach, excellent service and good food.
The Yandup Lodge is located on a beautiful island in the center of the Kuna Yala Reserve. It is surrounded by coral reefs and by other small islands that can even be reached swimming, or by crossing channels of different depths.
The Sapibenega Kuna Lodge is located on a private island within the Kuna Yala Archipelago – it invites to explore white sand beaches, to swim in blue water over corral reefs and to experience the area's natural beauty.
The Bananas Village Resort is located on a white sanded beach on the North side of Isla Grande, in the Caribbean Ocean. Isla Grande is part of the Portobelo National Park, famous for its coral reefs inhabited by an incredible variety of marine life.