Playa Blanca hotel

P.O. Box 8437 Zone 7, Panama City, Panama

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    beyond the pacific

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    The Hotel "PLaya Blanca", the one we stayed, is about 20 km from panama city, it has a great rooms with LDS TVs and great pools, the best thing about the hotel is its beaches and restaurant, by the way there is the biggest pool of the world near of the hotel, a interesting and relaxing attraction.

    Unique Quality: It has the biggest pool in the world, is so big that you have to across it by boat

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First time Visit To Panama and looking for a suitable place to stay....

by tvliet

Hi All,

This february I will be travelling to a Maritime Convention in Panama and have taken the opportunity to combine this with a week of holidays.

I will be travelling with my friend and his wife so we would need separate rooms in a decent hotel which allows me to attend the convention in city center and allows them to easily access the beach / tourist attractions.

Any suggestions for low budget options (around $40 per room per night..).

Thanks for your advice! Thomas from Amsterdam.

Furthermore, can we do most things out of Panama city or does it pay off staying over in other places besides Panama city?

Re: First time Visit To Panama and looking for a suitable place to stay....

by gdilieto

Thomas,
I don't have a specific place to recommend but I'm positive you will have to adjust your budget upward to a more likely (US)$60-80 per room per night to get a decent (per international standard) accommodation.

The area of "Bellavista" and "El Cangrejo" are the ones which have historically catered to travelers on the look for a midrange grade of accommodation and here you will likely find some place meeting your requirements. You may find accomodation for US$40 and below in the areas of "Caledonia" and "La Exposición" but be aware that many of the places you will find are love-hotels and by the way those areas are not safe for foreigners to walk at night.

I stayed in 2007 at "Euro Hotel", at a price of some US$50-60, it was decent though I don't feel like recommending it.

To get around, taxi in the city are cheap, reliable and - generally - safe.

Unless you want to go to Panamá's Caribbean Islands, you can do many of your visits/excursions from Panamá City. If you browse the internet, and even on-site, you will find many tourist agencies organizing tours and excursions to keep you busy many days.

Enjoy your trip!
Giuseppe

Re: First time Visit To Panama and looking for a suitable place to stay....

by Paka31

If you are coming to a maritime convention you must do the canal passage tour or just go check the locks...Recommend hotel Europe, clean, centric and safe

Travel Tips for Panamá City

Money

by malianrob

Panama uses the US dollar as its currency. The official name for it is the balboa, but it's exactly the same bill. Panamanian coins are of the same value, size and metal as US coins; both are used. In most of Central America, US dollars are the only currency exchanged. In Panama City, however, you can exchange currencies from almost anywhere in the world at a casa de cambio, due to the city's large international offshore banking industry.
This is what I liked because I didnt have to change any money.

The SALSA bus

by schlumpf

I gave the nick of "SALSA BUS" to this crazy bus, and as you could immage, because of there is a bloody loud salsa on it!
When you caught the bus, you cannot even explain to the driver where he has to drop you off (because there are no stops, you gotta ask'em to drop you!!!!) becasue the music is sooooooo loud...but com'on this is the country of the Salsa, and is so cool to stand listening some music on the way, isn't it?!
Then, this kind of transport is extremely cheap (around the city for less the nhald dollar)

...where the locals eat on the Causeway

by bpwarne about Mi Ranchito

This restaurant is located on the Amador Causeway, I believe it is the first restaurant on the right hand side as you drive out onto the causeway. This restaurant was highly recommended by our Panamaian friends, Lourdes and Freddie, and did not disappoint. It is more reasonably priced than most on the causeway and this was reflected by the clientel...fewer tourists, more locals. The atmosphere was quite festive, the food was excellent (Patty had a shrimp dish, I had some type of fish), the service was friendly but a bit slow, however the place was packed, it was a Friday night. Afterward we took a long stroll to the end of the Causeway, enjoying the night air and music from the various discos and restaurants we passed, a great Panama City experience.

Isla Taboga - it's all about the ride

by April_M

Isla Taboga is about 1 - 1.5 hour ferry ride (aboard the lovely Calypso Queen) from the docks in Panama City. It's a great place to go to relax and stroll around a place that's a lot less bustling and modern than Panama City.

While the beaches were not that great, the small, hilly streets of the Island are a great place to get lost for a couple of hours and the Island boasts what’s reputed to the second oldest church in the Western hemisphere. And the best part of Isla Taboga is the ride to and from the City. Breathtaking views of the Puente de las Americas, the city, the island and the evening sunset.

AMADOR CAUSEWAY

by mtncorg

Built from fill dug up for the Canal, a causeway extends out from the southern entrance to the Canal to link four small islands to the mainland - Naos, Culebra, Perico and Flamenco. A grand promenade exists - next to a two lane road - 4 kilometers in length from the Country Inn at the base of the Bridge of the Americas to the center on Flamenco, providing superb views of the city skyline, the Bridge of the Americas, the ships waiting offshore for their turn at the Canal and at those who are approaching or leaving the southern entrance. Built originally as Fort Grant, the whole complex was one of the greatest fortifications in the World, set up to defend the Canal from all comers. Today, you find many restaurants, discos, yachties, joggers, walkers, bikers and roller bladers, as well as a branch of the Smithsonian Tropical Institute. It is a great place to escape the bustle of the city.

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