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Viceroy Bocas del Toro Resort (that will be opened in 2024) has got new owner

12 January 2023
Viceroy Bocas del Toro Resort (that will be opened in 2024) has got new owner

Real estate investment and hospitality management company Highgate is to purchase luxury group Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.

Welcome home at Viceroy Bocas del Toro that will have opening in 2024. Own a private residence on the edge of the Caribbean rainforest. In the simplest and most alluring habitat in the world, you'll experience what it's like when indoor and outdoor living meld into one luxurious whole.

Opening in 2024 the Viceory Bocas del Toro Panama features 42 private overwater villas along 457 acres of coastline - with three miles of private white sand beaches, plus sailing, surfing and hiking adventures just beyond the door. There are 186 guest rooms and residences and eight onsite restaurants and lounges, numerous pools, a spa, a fitness center, and meditation rooms. A resort and residences, Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama is accessible only by boat, seaplane, or helicopter after a short flight from Panama City, Panama. Located on an archipelago adjacent to San San Pond Sak Wetlands.

The 42 overwater villas offer breathtaking vistas of the Caribbean coast and ocean, each with its own private plunge pool and direct access to the ocean by deck.

Among the countless options for adventure are rainforest zip-lining, snorkeling, sailing, paddle boarding and deep sea fishing. The archipelago is also home to the San San Pond Sak wetlands, the most biologically diverse tropical coral reef in the region and the ultimate place for bird watching, bicycling and guided eco-hikes.

The eco-friendly destination of Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama allows only electrical cars and sustainable technologies. Its outdoor design has been meticulously planned with indigenous plants and tropical specialties that will be used in the preparation of local cuisine.

Culinary options are also ripe for exploration: There will be eight restaurants and lounges, ranging from an elite fine-dining enclave to a relaxed beach grill. Also planned will be indoor meeting space, a fitness center, a cinema lounge, a library, and a spa featuring private rejuvenation pools tucked in blossoming pockets of the rainforest. Travelers can expect Viceroy's signature programming and vibe, made possible through curated, authentic local partnerships.

Villa Residences

One and two-bedroom villas are suspended above the water – a first for the region. Savor the unspoiled landscape. Sanctuary is yours on a 50-acre resort fringed by palm mangrove and white sand. There are countless onsite thrills, from sailing to paddleboarding to surfing, not to mention eight restaurants and lounges, pools, a spa, and meditation rooms.

In the private villa residences, which range in size from 500-2,200 square feet: contemporary interiors, open terraces that give way to private plunge pools, intelligent gourmet kitchens, and beautiful custom finishes.
It's all a short flight from Panama City and beyond your wildest dreams. Photo source:


It may have taken a long while, but the Central American gem of Panama has finally lifted all of its Covid travel restrictions, which kept thousands of travelers from visiting during the pandemic. Essentially, they have returned their pre-2020 entry guidelines, allowing for the resumption of normal tourism. As of this week, everyone is welcome, vaccinated or not.




  • No entry restrictions.
  • Travelers do not have to present negative test results.


It is not necessary to wear masks outdoors or indoors. The use of a mask is only mandatory in:

  • Public transport
  • People working or handling food
  • Public or private health facilities

We encourage all travelers to respect the social distance of 2 meters.

Business meetings are admitted with 100% capacity, if all participants have their vaccination card complete.


  • We encourage all travelers to check travel restrictions of your destination country and airport.
  • COVID-19 testing is available for Departing Passengers from Tocumen International Airport.
  • The center is open from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • The cost of the COVID-19 rapid test is $50.00 USD and the result takes around 40 minutes.
  • The service is first come, first serve, so we encourage all passengers that want to get tested to arrive with enough time before their flight.

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 For Groups & Individual guests arriving to Panama by Cruise ships we will help you with:

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