The Best Places to Stay in Panama

Panama, a tropical paradise in Central America, offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, making it the ideal choice for a vacation. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort with all of the amenities, a budget-friendly hotel, or a cozy resort nestled in the rainforest, Panama has something to offer everyone.

From the Royal Decameron Panama with its massive grounds and jaw-dropping amenities to the adventure-friendly Gamboa Rainforest Resort, discover the best places to stay in Panama for the ultimate vacation experience.


Top Accommodations in Panama

Like its neighboring countries, Panama has dozens of hotels, resorts, and lodges geared toward tourists flocking to its soil. It has plenty to offer, whether you prefer cozy accommodations or massive Panama all-inclusive beach resorts featuring your favorite modern amenities.

Here are the best Panama vacation resorts and hotels to consider:

Royal Decameron Panama

The Royal Decameron Panama is a massive all-inclusive hotel situated a short walk away from beautiful white sand beaches. It’s situated on the Pacific coast and boasts over 850 guestrooms and 370 villas, each equipped with air-conditioning to keep you comfortable while you recharge.

It has an impressive array of activities, including a minibar, golf course, eight adult pools, three wading pools, three hot tubs, a full spa, and a casino. It even offers a remarkable range of organized activities that take solo travelers, couples, and families on land and water activities. It also has 11 bars, ten restaurants, and a nightclub.

If you’re looking for a one-stop resort close to the action, this hotel is an excellent option. The hotel has plenty to offer but is also a short distance from numerous Panama tourist attractions.

Westin Panama

Situated in Costa del Este, this luxury resort is perfect for those who want to relax and recharge on their vacations. The Westin Panama Hotel boasts luxurious, modern rooms outfitted with standard amenities, including Wi-Fi, an iron, a hairdryer, a safe, and a coffeemaker.

The hotel itself offers various high-end amenities, including a restaurant, snack bar, a Sensory Spa, a fitness studio, a business center, and an executive lounge. The hotel is close to an array of activities, including various parks, theme parks, museums, cathedrals, and historical landmarks.

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Nestled in Soberania National Park in the heart of Panama’s rainforest, you’ll find the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. It features comfortable air-conditioned guest rooms, each outfitted with patio furniture and a cozy hammock perfect for afternoon naps.

It offers a full range of amenities, including a sprawling outdoor swimming pool, a stunning garden, tennis courts, and easy access to various walking and jogging trails. In addition, guests can access fitness equipment, thermal baths, saunas, and a hot tub. Additional spa services, such as facials, body treatments, massages, and beauty salon services, are available at an additional cost.

Guided fishing trips in the Panama Canal are also available, and between these trips and access to numerous trails, this resort is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

Westin Playa Bonita Resort

Towering over Panama’s Pacific coast, the Westin Playa Bonita Resort is a grand place to come back to after your day of adventures. It’s a relatively new beach resort, built in 2011 and opened in 2012, and features all the modern luxuries you might expect from a beachfront resort.

The sprawling lobby offers sweeping panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, and spacious, air-conditioned rooms offer the perfect place to recharge after a busy day. Various amenities, including access to a private beach, several outdoor pools, a swim-up bar, lounges, a beauty salon, a fitness center, and a spa with massage services, offer plenty to do in the late afternoons and evenings.

Intercontinental Miramar Panama

The sleek, modern silhouette of the InterContinental Miramar Panama is situated in an ultra-convenient location in Panama City. It sits in the middle of Panama Bay, supplying captivating views of the city and the water around it.

It boasts an array of amenities, including tennis courts, a beauty salon, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center with massage, sauna, Jacuzzi, and Turkish bath. The scenic walkway of Panama Bay and numerous restaurants and activities are a short walk away, making this the perfect jump-off point to kickstart your vacation.

Sandos Papagayo

This Panama all-inclusive resort is situated on the beachfront in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Its proximity to Papayago Natural Park and the Timanfaya National Park makes it an excellent choice for travelers who want the convenience and comfort of an all-inclusive resort but easy access to various adventures.

The resort boasts bright and spacious rooms with balconies featuring captivating views. It has four outdoor pools perfect for soaking up the sun, a gym, a sports center, and a minigolf course. It even has an on-site spa with a sauna and steam bath, plus eight bars, a snack bar, and several restaurants.

Enjoy Ultimate Relaxation and Adventure in a Guided Tour

Planning the perfect hotels for each stop of your Panama journey is a time-consuming process that can quickly become daunting, especially if you plan to be on the move frequently during your trip. If you’d rather focus on enjoying the adventures and sights and want a Panama all-inclusive vacation, a guided tour might be the ideal solution.

With our guided Panama Tropical Adventure tour at Caravan, you don’t need to stress about the details. We plan the entire itinerary, from hand-picking the best hotels to choosing must-do activities to fill your day. Our tour takes you all over Panama, allowing you to enjoy your vacation without worrying about lodgings, transportation, food, or activities.

Ready to book a trip to Panama? Call us at 1-800-CARAVAN or 1-800-312-321-9800 to get started today!