Our destinations: Panama

10 Best beach resorts in Panama (part 2)

Read PART 1 of 10 Best beach resorts in Panama Republic HERE 

Isla Palenque Island Resort

Amid rampant green forest on Boca Brava Island, Isla Palenque lays on Costa Rica-worthy levels of immersion in nature. Set on a beachy little Pacific peninsula, accommodation is in spacious modern cabana rooms under huge palapas, decked out with weave art hangings and hand-crafted wooden furniture. With open areas, windows for walls, al fresco bathrooms and big outdoor decks with swing seats, you’re practically at one with nature at this luxury resort in Panama, and the deserted beach is a few steps away. And you’ll pay handsomely for the experience.


Westin Playa Bonita

he Westin Playa Bonita offers an ideal combination of proximity to Panama City with a relaxing space on the water, complete with all-inclusive amenities and right on the beach! Whether you’re honeymooning, on a business trip or a family-vacation, The Westin is easy. Right after you cross the Bridge of the Americas (thereby crossing the Panama Canal), this resort is a 15-minute drive away.

All 611 guest rooms have views of the Panama Canal, with your own terrace to look out on the constant flow of ships in the horizon, and/or rich green, garden views. You’ll also enjoy 3 buffet-style meals a day in a choice of 3 restaurants, and a variety of activities throughout the hotel. Stop by for live music in the lobby bar, and send photos to loved ones on the resort’s WiFi network: you can get signal throughout the property.


Dreams Playa Bonita Panama

Scant kilometers from the international airport, Panama City and the Canal, this mega-resort in Panama couldn’t be easier to reach – hence its popularity among the hundreds of guests. Overlooking a broad Pacific beach whipped by surf, rooms are modern, all modish muted colors and lashings of light through French windows – these open onto balconies with breakfast tables and views. There are separate living and bedroom areas, and bathrooms in honey-colored stone. You could be anywhere in the tropics, frankly, but you’ll leave thoroughly pampered.


Cala Mia Island Resort

Fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, jungle hiking… Cala Mia, on the remote Pacific island of Boca Brava, is one of the best beach resorts in Panama for travelers who don’t just want to sit on a beach. Shorefront cabins with hammock decks are simply appointed but joyfully painted in bright ochres and terracottas, richly bestowed with Panamanian indigenous textiles and art. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto generous sun decks right over the soft, wave-lapped sand.


Azul Paradise

Azul Paradise is divine Panama beachfront resort in Bocas del Toro, where 10 painteresque bungalows sit calmly, welcoming the sea. The use of “paradise” in its name is not a coincidence – this is a heavenly setting you have yet to fall in love with.

This stunning resort is one 30-minutes boat ride away from Bocas Town, in stunning Isla Bastimentos. Its secluded location allows you to get lost in a new reality. Even a short stay can rejuvenate you. You can really relax and find your happy place off the grid and off the beaten path.

The resort features an authentic Panamanian tiki bar with beachfront grill, large Club House with lounge area, private bar, and restaurant. You may also take advantage of daily scheduled tours, kayaks, paddle boards, private lounge chairs, dinner on your private dock, snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, dolphins tours, and surfing.

The hotel has an eco-friendly philosophy and operates with a state-of-the-art solar system to generate power. It also features a purified catchment system for water, and has actively served as a source of employment for the local population. This is why guests must always bear in mind the hotel has only basic amenities.