Panama City has become an essential, cosmopolitan business hub between North and South America. The Capital city has been rapidly growing to accommodate the growing needs of both business and leisure travelers, and by 2014 Panama’s Tourism Director expects hotels in Panama City will have more than 18,000 rooms combined. With this stopover point comes diversity: hotels that emphasize boutique comfort, executive luxury, colonial charm and nearby nature (as the only city in the world that has a rainforest within city limits). Not sure which is right for you? Read on, or call 1-800-237-3237 for expert advice on hotels in Panama City Panama.
Panama’s Capital is actually divided into three distinct sections in the hotel industry: the 17th century Spanish colonial part of the city, named Casco Viejo; the modern skyscraper part of the city with prosperous business district and Manhattan-like skyline; and resorts and elaborate hotels which emphasize the Pacific entrance of the famous Panama Canal. Couple these options with quaint B&Bs, luxury names and full-service resorts, and you have a plethora of lodging options.
The boutique hotels in Panama City Panama’s Old Quarter are works of art: recent renovations in this entire district have made hotels like Las Clementinas and Los Cuatro Tulipanes highly sought after. These carefully finished former 1930´s apartment buildings emphasize the natural space, light and views of their original structures to maintain an original historic and classic charm with modern zest. The hotel’s restaurant brings in local flavor and a jazzy feel (literally, weekend jazz duos), and the rooftop let you look out at the growing skyline. Casco Viejo is an easy area for a drink, meal and stroll in this 17th century old city: take photos for hours, walk on the ocean-side promenade to the French Panama Canal monument, shop at the best souvenir stores in the city.
Panama’s principle airport, Tocumen, handled 6.9 million passengers in 2012 –twice Panama’s population. That being said, luxurious stays with deluxe rooms, spacious suites and lavish dining dominate this leading Latin American business center. Enjoy a 5-star luxury casino in the heart of Panama City’s financial district at The Veneto. In comparison, The Bristol stands out as one of the most elegant hotels in Panama City, exuding sheer quality and classic luxury with graceful ambiance and stunning presentation. Convenient, classy and comfortable stay at hotels like The Hotel RIU Panama Plaza highlight corporate comfort, and boutique city hotels like Hotel Deville also provide convenient access, but personalized service.
The Panama Canal is #5 on National Geographic’s 100 Journeys of a Lifetime Must-See Destinations. Many dream of a chance to soak up this Eighth Wonder of the World from your hotel room. Resorts such as the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa highlight this spectacular view of ships transiting the Panama Canal from three infinity-edge pools and 300 ocean-view rooms. Gamboa Rainforest Resort nestles you in the Panama Canal rainforest to maximize your immersion with nature and wildlife. Modern hotels such as the Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal fuse proximity to the downtown center with waterfront perks of private balconies and scenic dining.
With a variety of lodging options, hotels in Panama City Panama depend only on your needs and interests. Many travelers experience Panama for the first time through a stay in Panama’s capital, and we want to ensure that your stay in the city is right for you. Speak with one of our travel consultants at 1-800-237-3237 to start telling us about your interest and so we can begin planning your vacation according to your needs.