Panama City Archive

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 […]

New Tourism Developments in Panama

Our previous blog post pointed to our story on the hot real estate market in Panama City, but what if you just want to visit? Panama has always been an also-ran when it comes to tourism, with the bulk of their inbound arrivals coming for business, not pleasure. The national tourism bureau has not done […]

Luxury Real Estate in Panama City

Our latest real estate feature is on the bustling, red-hot market of Panama City, Panama. If the fundamentals weren’t so strong, this would be looking like a bubble. It did take a slight breather when the U.S. recession hit, but unlike other Latin American retirement markets that depended on the yankees, this one is more […]

A Video Tour of Finisterre Suites in Panama

We just posted a review of one of Panama City’s newest luxury hotels, Finisterre Suites and Spa. We’ve got plenty of details about it on our site, as well as some photos, but you can get an even better feel for it with that video above. I liked this place a lot because even the […]