If you’re trying to settle on a destination for an end-of-the-summer or fall getaway, consider Panama. With a capital city rife with culture and shorelines both rugged and pristine, Panama can please just about any tourist. Now through fall, luxury Panama hotel group Bristol is offering a new promotion that splits your Panamanian trip between its two fabulous hotels: the Bristol Panama City and the Bristol Buenaventura on the country’s Pacific Coast. With this combo vacation, visitors can spend time on the beach, explore nearby forests on eco-tours, snorkel, golf, and relish city life and see the world-famous canal in Panama’s bustling hub.
The Pacific Paradise package, available through December 19, 2010, covers five nights in Panama – three at the Bristol Buenaventura and two at the Bristol Panama City – for $565/night. Seems steep but the deal includes breakfast daily for two, transfers to and from the airport and between the hotels, and three nature and cultural tours.
The Bristol Buenaventura, just under two hours from Panama City, is known as Panama’s finest hotel. The hacienda-style resort comes with spectacular ocean views, a private lake, fine restaurants, and pools with swim-up bars. All 114 rooms and suites are sleekly designed with topnotch amenities, spacious marble baths, and (much needed) air-conditioning. The sophisticated Bristol Panama City is located in the heart of the Financial Center, just minutes from prime nightlife, cultural attractions, restaurants, and premier shopping. The hotel is also home to Barandas, one of the city’s heralded restaurants, and the Bristol Bar serves up inventive and tasty rum cocktails.
Traveling with kids? Try the Bristol’s Panamanian Summer package, available at the Bristol Buenaventura through September, 2010, which includes the fourth night free when you pay for three nights, daily breakfast for two, a $200 resort credit, and complimentary meals for children (10 and under). Additionally, the Bristol Buenaventura is now offering 30 percent off of their published rates when you book a minimum of three nights through October 27, 2010.
To book either deal, call 507-908-3333 and mention Sherman’s Travel or visit www.thebristol.com.