Panama. An exotic locale that is virtually unfettered by tourists. Find your way here and you will discover one of the best kept secrets in travel. Costa Rica gets all of the press, but this Central America destination is home to a blend of beaches, mountains and rain forests. Several all inclusive resorts have taken up residence here and a few new hotels are preparing their own offerings to the lucky few that choose to skip the usual vacation and explore the welcoming lands of Panama.
The official language is Spanish, but many Panamanians speak English. Time zone is the same all year long and is GMT-5. The US Dollar is the official currency. A passport and tourist card are required to visit Panama. The tourist card may be purchased at the airport upon arrival into Panama. Please visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_994.html
for the latest information regarding travel to Panama.
Bordering the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, Panama is situated between Columbia and Costa Rica. Most people recognize Panama for the famous Canal that is one of the world's greatest feats of engineering. The Panama Canal joins both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This man-made wonder saves a ship sailing from New York to San Francisco approximately 8,000 miles of travel. International maritime trade has benefited greatly from its existence.
The all inclusive Melia Panama Canal is located in Colon, Panama. This area lies near the Atlantic entrance to the Canal and is traditionally known as Panama's second city. Here you can experience tropical all inclusive vacationing and see one of the world's most important locales.
Travel to Panama usually involves a flight into Panama City. This is the capital and largest city in Panama. With a population of around 1 million, Panama City is a major metropolitan area. This area is located at the Pacific Ocean side of Panama.
Having been named as on of the top five places in the world to retire in, Panama is truly a sight to behold.
Panamanian law requires that travelers present a passport valid for at least three months, and purchase a tourist card at the airport in Panama before clearing customs
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The all inclusive RIU Playa Blanca Resort is the newest RIU Resort in Panama! This hotel features a beachfront location, 2 swimming pools (one with swim-up bar), 4 restaurants, 5 bars (including a sports bar with 24 hour all inclusive), a kid's club, the Pacha Nightclub, fitness center, and more!
At the RIU Playa Blanca, there are 573 guest accommodations. All rooms have double wash basin, in-room mini bar, 110 V electric, central air conditioning, liquor dispenser, satellite tv, in-room safe, balcony or terrace, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Upgraded suites are available.
This hotel is located 93 miles from the Panama City airport (PTY).
The all inclusive RIU Playa Blanca caters to families, singles and couples.
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The all inclusive Sheraton Bijao Beach is Sheraton's first all-inclusive only resort. Formerly Breezes Panama, the Sheraton Bijao Beach is set along the Pacific Ocean with stunning views of the coastal area. With 294 rooms and suites, this all inclusive hideaway is the recipient of a multi-million dollar renovation designed to meet Sheraton's luxury standards.
Here you will find the exclusive Sweet Sleeper Bed, a Club Lounge and all of the amenities you've come to know at Sheraton Resorts. With 3 swimming pools, two jacuzzis, a kid's pool, tennis courts and spa, the all inclusive Sheraton Bijao Beach features all of the components of a complete vacation experience.
Each room at the all inclusive Sheraton Panama features a cd player/radio/alarm clock, cable tv, 32" LCD, pillow menu, hair dryer, telephone, 24 hour room service, coffee maker, bottled water, WiFi, and more.
Dining at the Sheraton Bijao Beach includes a selection of International cuisine. Choose from Mediterranean at Olivos, Japanese at Sakura, Grilled Items at Coco Solo or International favorites at Taboga buffet restaurant. There is truly something for everyone at this all inclusive resort!
A variety of all inclusive entertainment awaits at the Sheraton Panama. A variety of daytime activities include diversions such as beach volleyball, non-motorized water sports, tennis or ping pong. Take in the nightly live music or become a star at karaoke night! There is something for the whole family at the all inclusive Sheraton.
Panama is a great alternative destination to the hustle and bustle of the more well known vacation spots. Make your next all inclusive vacation a trip to the Sheraton Bijao Beach!
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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama is ideally situated for those who want a beach resort away from the hustle and bustle of the city but who want to be close enough to enjoy some tourist attractions. This beautiful hotel towers over the surrounding rainforest, but offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the rainforest, and the downtown skyline of Panama City, which is only 17 miles from the resort. Six miles away, the famous Panama Canal's Miraflores Locks welcomes visitors to a world-famous tourist attraction. In addition, guests at the Westin Playa Bonita can enjoy trips to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Panama Viejo and the Historic District of Panama City. This archeological site, also known as Casco Antiguo or "Old Town" includes remnants of the oldest European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the Americas and dates back to 1519. It is an easy jaunt from the Westin, and this excursion can be booked through the hotel's concierge.
Guests at the Westin can also book a range of excursions, such as trips to the Amador Causeway, the Punta Bruja Nature Preserve, or to Anton Valley, or they can go shopping, fishing off the islands of Las Perlas, bird watching, whale watching, or they can try their luck in one of the casinos in Panama City. When not exploring the area, guests can lounge around the various pools on site at the resort. Enjoy looking over the edge of the Infinity pool right into the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean. Or couples, families, and friends will enjoy the simplicity of taking a stroll along the resort's mile-long beach, which is part of Playa Bonita Beach.
Guests at the Westin Playa Bonita Panama all inclusive plan will enjoy three meals a day in a variety of dining establishments. Dishes of Pacific Rim, Pan Asian, and Mediterranean descent delight guests. For the less adventurous diner, international dishes are served at Tierra y Fuego Restaurant, which will suit any palate. And those who want to experience the freshest of seafood on their Mexican vacation must visit the Starfish Grill. The variety for this 611-room resort with six restaurants and four bars will ensure that dining is never boring.
And of course, the Westins are known for their Heavenly Beds and Heavenly bath amenities. The Heavenly Bed involves layers of down, 200-thread count sheets, five plush pillows, a pillowtop mattress, and superior comfort that one desires on stays away from home. It sets the Westin apart from other hotels in the area. Heavenly Bath products allow for extra pampering and restoration during a bath or shower. Enjoy a dual showerhead, a curved shower rod, which allows for extra space in the shower, White Tea Aloe bath amenities, Brazilian combed cotton bath towels and custom velour bathrobes, and more. In addition, their Breathe Westin program makes every inch of the Westin smoke-free. In addition, a desire to cater to a health-conscious guest continues with the SuperFoodsRx dishes and breakfast. Eat well during your stay, enjoy food synergy (the pairing of certain foods to increase their nutritional value), and go home feeling good about your dining choices during your vacation. And those wanting extra service and luxury will enjoy the Executive Floor Lounge on the 19th floor. Meanwhile, families can enjoy the Westin Kids Club, with a variety of activities for kids, and Parents' Night Off lets parents reconnect while the kids enjoy fireside stories, sand castle competitions, movie nights, games, karaoke, and more.
One of the best services the Westin Playa Bonita Panama provides would be spa services at the Sensory Spa by Clarins. This spa retreat a hydrothermal wellness circuit, with hot and cold treatments that stimulate circulation and cleanse skin. Vitality Pools feature jets of water and air, which massages and tones skin, while a cold plunge pool tones skin. The herbal sauna detoxes the body and increases circulation. The Pediluvio Stream is a path of water that is ankle deep and has rounded river stones that massage tired feet. The Amethyst Crystal Steam Room provides vasodilation and relaxation while hydrating the skin. A walk-in rain shower offer the ultimate cleansing experience. Massages, facials, peels, and more can be booked at the spa as well as beauty treatments.
There is something for everyone at the Westin Playa Bonita Panama. Book your trip and find out during your next vacation. Talk to an All Inclusive Outlet Travel Consultant today or simply book online using our 24-hour booking engine. Either way, our great rates apply.
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The Gamboa Rainforest features canopy tours, Monkey Island, birdwatching and a host of adventure tours.
Casco Viejo is the oldest city on the Pacific Coast of the Americas and lies at the foot of the Panama Canal.