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Recent Panama reviews

  • A Great Choice

    "W had a good time and really enjoyed staying in this great apartment on the ocean. It was well equipped, had maid service weekly, fabulous views and the hosts were very nice. We did the usual day trips to tourist places, walked on the beach, ate at the nearby beach restaurants, and did a lot of relaxing on the beautiful patio and pool. We would recommend this place to anyone who doesn't want to be in the city, but doesn't want to be way down the coast either."
    Guest: Liz Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 2014
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  • Paradise Perfection

    "This was the absolutely most amazing best vacation I've had. My husband and I spent a lovely long weekend at this beautiful house with perfect beaches and privacy. The staff at this establishment was polite and the food was exquisite. Thank you guys for a wonderful time. We will do it again"
    Guest: Penny's Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 2014
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  • Great condo, great location

    "This was a perfect place for my family. First, Judy (who manages this condo) was outstanding to work with. She was prompt responding to questions and the rental process was as easy as I have ever had (I have rented ~10 places via VRBO/homeaway). Buenaventura community is about 1.5 hours from Panama City. The location was beautiful - landscaping was impeccable and there were pools everywhere. The resort community includes a JW Marriott, which gives you the option of several restaurants/bars. The beach was almost completely empty everyday and was much nicer than I thought it would be (reminded me a lot of Hilton Head - sand color, waves, etc). The condo was nice, spacious, and clean. One recommendation for those traveling to this area is to do your grocery shopping on the way. There is a small grocery store about a 5 minute drive but the closest proper grocery store is about 30 minutes (on the way to the condo from Panama City). Overall, I highly recommend this condo and community for your next beach vacation."
    Guest: Mike O. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 6, 2014
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  • Perfect place to base yourself for a week in Panama!

    "We have just returned from one week at Playa Serena. Steve and Dianne’s condo was a perfect spot for our stay. The listing description was accurate and the photos do reflect the condo's appearance and amenities. The condo complex and this unit were spotless and well maintained. The condo itself is simply furnished but has everything you need that you would have in your own home including comfortable living room furniture and king bed, a great gas bar-b-que on the balcony, nice linens and beach towels, kitchen staples. The living room and bedroom are both big and bright. However, the bathroom is very tiny, which to me was odd, given the spaciousness of the rest of the condo. But it was modern and clean. The balcony has table and chairs, but white plastic - a bit more comfy furniture would be nice. Being on the first floor, it was an easy walk to the beach and to the pool, and was very private. We were there in low season, so not too many people around. However, those that we met were very friendly and social. We were told that the complex is 60% Canadian and 40% US residents. The property manager, Carlo, was a very nice, helpful man. Gave us some good suggestions and also helped us out when we had a car problem. He added that sense of security when you are in an unfamiliar place. The complex also has security features - gated at the entrance and at the beach. Any staff we met were friendly. There was only one negative about Playa Serena, but it is temporary. There is construction going on. On one side, a house is being renovated and on the other a high rise complex is being built. So, everyday there is loud construction noise at the pool. At the condo, you could only hear the house renovation out on the balcony, but it was minimal compared to the high rise condo construction noise at the pool. We were told the high rise will be completed by March 2014. I think you would find construction almost anywhere you went along that coastal area. It seems that building is going on everywhere we looked. A few things to note about the Playa Serena area: Nice beach for walking and enjoying the ocean. 10 minute drive to Coronado with modern grocery shops and restaurants. Within an hour’s drive to great hiking and waterfalls in El Valle and near Penonome. One hour outside of Panama City. In all, Playa Serena is a great place to base yourself for exploring the area. We would certainly come back to this condo."
    Guest: Elaine S. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 4, 2013
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Panama Travel Tips

Getting to Panama Vacation Rentals

The Tocumen International Airport in Panama City is located not far from the city center. Because of the rapid expansion of the city in recent decades, roads and traffic can be particularly chaotic and you need to allow for additional time to get to and from the airport. Panama City Airport hosts most major North American, South American and European Airlines. There are regular daily scheduled flights that link Panama City with other major cities in the United States and neighboring countries. If you are traveling to a region outside of Panama City such as Bocas Del Toro, you will need to get a domestic connection from the Marcos A. Gelabert Regional Airport. This is the airport that hosts most regional flights to the rest of Panama. In Panama, the best way to get around is by taxi. Car rental is not recommended unless you are traveling in more remote areas.

Panama Travel Attractions

The Panama Canal is a major engineering feat and one of the country’s biggest attractions. You can visit the Miaflores Visitors Center and join a guided tour explaining the history, construction and modern-day operations of the canal. Then while enjoying lunch or a cup of coffee at the restaurant, you can watch the locks operating and see the ships passing through. Half-day and full-day cruises on the canal will take you through a number of locks.

Panama City has a number of interesting landmarks and museums. Most are open throughout the year and provide interesting and unique insights into Panama’s history and culture. Unfortunately, not all museums have both English and Spanish transcriptions on their exhibits so it is sometimes useful to have a Spanish-speaking guide with you. The Old City is known as the Panama-Viejo. This is original site of the first settlement in Panama. The city was once a base for Spanish conquests but was destroyed by fire in 1671 when it came under attack of the famous English pirate Henry Morgan. The historical heart of Panama City is the Casco-Viejo. Here, you can see some colonial architectural masterpieces. Browse the shops and enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the street cafés.

The Bocas Del Toro Archipelago is a group of islands that is a marine paradise. Home to the first nature reserve in Panama, the islands offer a quiet retreat where you can forget all about corporate city life for a while. There are excellent diving and snorkeling on the islands. Many have great beach breaks and are popular surfing spots. Birdwatching is a favorite pastime and you can spend many leisurely hours on the beachfront.

Stylish Comforts at Panama Beach Houses

If you want a truly relaxing vacation then rent one of the beach houses in Panama. Enjoy a quiet rural ambience and have a vacation where you can put your feet up and do whatever you please. Stroll down to the local restaurant for lunch and enjoy a home-cooked seafood meal. In the evening, you can enjoy sundowners on the deck as the sun sets behind you. The homes are either cozy cottages or more spacious homes depending on your rental requirements. Living areas are comfortable and rooms are tastefully furnished.

Seasons to Visit Bocas Del Toro Vacation Rentals in Panama

The dry season in Panama occurs between February and April and again between September and October. This coincides with the more popular tourist season. In general, Panama experiences a year-round warm tropical climate with average annual temperatures around 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

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