Panama hotels Archive

Panama City Leading the Globalization Parade in the Americas

Depending on who you ask, the spread of global brands into every city we visit is either a blessing or a curse. It’s clear though that while many grumble about the proliferation of recognized logos creating a homogenized city look around the globe, they’ll still stay at the Marriott and duck into the Starbucks more […]

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Inside the Trump Ocean Club, Panama City’s Iconic Project

In Panama City, the real estate gold rush of the last 10 years centered on the Trump Ocean Club, the iconic tower that brought international prestige to the Panama property market. The project was the first Trump-branded development in Central America, exposing Panama City to a new generation of  investors and second home buyers. When […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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