Panama City Archive

Footprint Panama: a Small Guidebook Packed With Gold

Gold info that is. While it’s tempting for many to declare the death of guidebooks and pretend you can get everything you need from a travel app or your social media contacts, savvy travelers know better. There are few purchases in the world that can give you a quicker, surer return on investment than a [...]

Two Luxury Panama Hotels Now Marriotts

We try not to spend much time covering the ins and outs of the hotel industries as the signs on the door change often throughout the world. But two prominent hotels we’ve reviewed in Panama changed from independent properties to Marriott brands recently, so we’ve updated our reviews. The major one is the Buenaventura Resort [...]

Three Upscale Boutique Hotels in Panama City’s Historic District

Panama is known as the Miami of Central America, full of skyscrapers, international banks, and lots of wheeling and dealing. It’s a thriving business center that has shrugged off the worldwide recession and kept growing at a frantic pace. If you’re a tourist, however, this pace—on top of the heat and humidity—can be a bit [...]

New Westin Playa Bonita Near Panama City

When the Westin brand continued their Latin America expansion and set up in Panama, they didn’t build another skyscraper in the middle of Panama City. Instead they located it on a nearby beach on the other side of the Panama Canal entrance: Playa Bonita. The location is close enough to the capital to stay here [...]

Las Clementinas in the Old City of Panama

Usually when we highlight a hotel on this luxury travel blog, it’s because we’ve just posted a detailed review of it on the website. In this case, the review is coming in a couple months but we’re welcoming a new advertising partner Las Clementinas. It’s a boutique hotel in the heart of historic Panama City, [...]

Trump Panama Hotel – Now Open for Business

It’s been in the news ever since we launched Luxury Latin America several years ago, and for good reason: the Trump tower in Panama City, Panama was either going to succeed in a stupendous fashion or fall apart in a stupendous fashion. Anything in the middle would not be worthy of the Trump name. Fortunately [...]