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Top Hotels in Panama

Boquete Garden Inn

Flowers and citrus scent the air at this 10-room Boquete inn in the shadow ofVolcán Barú. Wake ... more

Palo Alto
Boquete , 011-507-720-2376
Tags: budget
Canal House

This restored 117-year-old colonial mansion with a wraparound veranda in CascoViejo turned chic ... more

Calle 5ta. Ave. A.
Panama City , 888-593-5023
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | great value
Canal Rainforest Resort

The Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research helped develop this five-star,107-room, 38-villa ... more

Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Corregimiento de Cristoba
Gamboa , 011-507-314-9000
Tags: expensive | eco-friendly
JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

The 132-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, less than 2 hours by car from Panama ... more

340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura
Buenaventura , 011-507-908-3333
Tags: luxury | beach | expensive | notable chef | smart splurge | smart luxury winner
Luxury Tree House

Sleep in tree top rooms within a whistle of Blue Cotingas and Green Shrike-Vireos in Soberanía ... more

Canopy Tower Ecolodge and Nature Observatory
Semaphore Hill Rd.
Tags: luxury | expensive | eco-friendly | all-inclusive
Marriott Panama City

The 20-floor Panama City Marriott is centrally located in the heart of theFinancial District, ... more

Calle 52 and Ricardo Arias
Panama City , 011-507-210-9100
Tags: business | moderate | spa | swimming pool | casino
Private Island Retreat

Fourteen, balcony-laden cabanas on this Pearl Island Resort are calling your name. The ... more

Hacienda Del Mar
San Jose Island , 011-507-269-6634
Tags: luxury | expensive | wildlife
Punta Caracol Acqua-Lodge

Hop the 1-hour flight from Panama City to the rural archipelago of Bocas delToro, a treasure ... more

Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro
Punta Caracol , 011-507-6612-1088
Tags: luxury | beach | expensive
Villas at Red Frog Beach

Island oases don’t get more luxurious than the private villas at Red FrogBeach. Located on ... more

Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos
Bocas Del Toro , 970-367-4811; 011-507-836-5501
Tags: luxury | beach | island | expensive | spa | swimming pool | views | villa | resort
Westin Playa Bonita

The 4-star Westin Playa Bonita, the first hotel by the brand in Panama, is amodern $100-million ... more

Km. 6 Camino to Veracruz
Panama City , 011-507-304-6600
Tags: moderate | swimming pool | views | resort
Yandup Island Lodge

The isolated Kuna Yala archipelago, a string of 365 coral islands that hugPanama's coast near ... more

Yandup Island , Kuna Yala
Tags: beach | moderate | off the path | all-inclusive

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