Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Veneto Hotel and Casino in Panama

The Veneto Hotel and Casino on the Via Veneto and Eusebio A. Morales is located in the financial district of El Cangrejo is one of the finest of the luxury hotels in Panama City. It is rated as a 5 star hotel in Panama. It is also centrally located in the shopping district so if you are looking to do some shopping, it’s in the great location for tourists and business people alike. However, if you are travelling to Panama with children, this would not be a hotel to book in. There are lots of men’s clubs in this area. A better choice if travelling to Panama with children would be one of the beach resorts in Panama where there is lots of fun for kids and the true beach resort experience.

It is a luxury hotel, very stylishly designed, flat screen TVs in your suite, marble tiled bathrooms – all the modern amenities for your stay in Panama City. You will not be disappointed with the comforts the Veneto Hotel & Casino provides, including in room dining, orthopaedic mattresses, crisp linens, in-room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, coffee maker and plush bathrobes, to name a few. The hotel also provides a full service spa called the Bamboo Sea Spa & Gym (one of the best spas in Panama City), quality restaurants, and an enormous casino, all on the premises of the hotel. There is a great swimming pool where you can cool off and relax in the sun. Think of a Las Vegas style hotel and casino, but with lots of style and you can get a good picture of the Veneto Hotel and Casino.

You have your choice of rooms or suites if you desire the ultimate in luxury, including 18 Junior Suites, two Executive Suites with 1 bedroom and for the finest, two Grand Presidential Suites are available. Prices for a room range from $135 - $165 US per night. The larger suites start at $200 per night. Your breakfast is included in the cost of your hotel room or suite. Of course, if you decide to stay at this luxury hotel in Panama, check out the different rates offered by different travel sites because prices always vary. You can also book online at the hotel’s own website at

While staying at the Veneto Hotel, relax and rejuevate at the full service Bamboo Sea Spa and Gym. This spa is one of the best spas in Panama. Services include a variety of massages: Therapeutic massage, oriental, stone therapy and a hydrotherapy Vichy shower massage. Other spa services include a variety of facial and body treatments and natural spray tanning. Absolute bliss and a wonderful way to re-energise!

For Panama fine dining, there are a variety of restaurants serving seafood, steak or Italian food. Their Ristorante Vivaldi serves either buffet or menu items for breakfast and for dinner, you can choose from any number of Italian gourmet dishes, fine wines and Italian desserts. Other options for dining available include the New York Steakhouse, the La Fontana Sushi Lounge for fresh sushi or, as already mentioned, you could order room service if you wish to remain in for the night.

The Veneto Hotel also has a couple of bars on the premises, namely the V Bar and the Bamboo Sea Pool Bar. For nightly entertainment, you must drop by the Casino at the Hotel Veneto for the excitement of gambling at a casino in Panama. The Casino is open 24 hours a day where you can play the table games, the slots or play in the tournaments.

Hotel staff are friendly and professional, rooms are clean and you can truly enjoy your stay whether for pleasure or business, at the Hotel Veneto and Casino, a luxury hotel in Panama.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Accommodations in Panama

There are a wide variety of accommodations in Panama, some are reasonably priced and some are expensive. Depending on your needs and budget will help you decide what hotel to stay in. Differences between hotels are great, so check out our hotel reviews of the many hotels in Panama.

Outside of Panama city, in the more remote areas, there is limited accommodation. During the festival times of Panama, the hotels book up fast, so remember to make your hotel booking early and in time. If you are visiting Darien or the San Blas islands, hotel accommodations are very basic and eco-friendly.

Panama city hotels are numerous and you can find some of the best luxury hotels in the city. Many are equipped with business convention facilities and some of them have their own casinos. Some of the larger hotel chains are located in Panama City including Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Intercontinental Hotels, Holiday Inns and Radisson.

We have done hotel reviews on some of the major hotels in Panama including Hotel Bristol, Marriott Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Deville, Radisson Decapolis and Intercontinental Miramar. Check out our site for these hotel reviews.

For less expensive hotels in Panama, you could try the Executive Hotel which is an impeccable hotel in the banking center of the city – which caters to business people. High quality furnishings and all the modern amenities of a great hotel. There is a very popular jazz bar in the hotel but only a café for dining. However, there are plenty of good restaurants nearby. Breakfast is included in the cost of your suite. Their website is at for more information.

Another reasonably priced hotel in Panama City would be the Plaza Paitilla Inn on Via Italia, Punta Paitilla. The hotel is circular in shape, ultra modern and giving your fabulous views of Panama from every angle. The Plaza Paitilla offers special rates and bargains for those interested. Check out their website at:

You could always try a bed and breakfast inn while in Panama. On the Calle 49, Belle Vista, you will find El Litoral. Built in a colonial wooden home, French owned, with simple, tasteful décor, you will find this an elegant place to stay while in Panama City. Their website is at for more information and booking.

There is certainly a wide choice of hotels in Panama City in which to stay on your vacation or business trip. Remember to check out what each hotel offers and remember to book early for your vacation in Panama.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Panama Resorts

Many people on their first vacation to Panama want to stay at one of the many Panama resorts for their holiday. This is probably the best decision, when a country is not known to you. You know you will get a relaxing vacation, lots of activities, close to a beach for relaxing, swimming and other water fun in the sun. You know the price is all inclusive so there are no surprises. If you love Panama after your first trip, you will be back for more and want explore other venues and hotels in Panama, such as the San Blas Islands, Bocas del Toro or Boquete, to name a few. The following is just a short guide to some of the resorts in Panama.
Resorts in Panama
The most popular resorts in Panama would have to be Intercontinental Playa Blanca, Gamboa Rainforest Resort, The Royal Decameron, and Playa Bonita. Why are they the most popular? Well, they offer everything that one has come to expect at a resort, everything is taken care of for you. They are excellent resorts, offering great food, activities, the beach, pools, spas and free drinks. Most of them are rated 4 star resorts, but to be truthful, they should be classified as 5 star resorts in Panama. We’ve written long reviews of these resorts on this site, but here we are adding some more resorts such as the Mango Beach Club Resort and the Playita Resort for you to consider when booking your vacation in Panama.

The Royal Decameron Beach Resort:

The Royal Decameron Beach Resort is on the beach, just 90 minute from Panama City. This is a popular resort destination in Panama for tourists and most especially first time visitors to Panama. Read more about the Royal Decameron Beach Resort in our article here on this site.
Resorts in Panama Gamboa Rainforest
The Gamboa Rainforest Resort:

Interested in eco tourism, and want to visit your first rainforest? The Gamboa Rainforest Resort could be the best place for you to stay. Exploring the rainforest, swimming, spa treatments and many more activities are yours. Read more about the Gamboa Rainforest Resort here.

The Playa Blanca Resort:

Playa Blanca Resort, also about 90 minutes from Panama City will offer you ecological adventures and beach time on your travel to Panama. The Playa Blanca Resort has its own secluded beach and is another one of the luxury resorts that are popular for tourists. Lush tropical vegetation full of wildlife surrounds the resort Another perfect place to kick back and enjoy the beach, the pool and the natural surroundings.

Read more about the Play Blanca Resort on our website here.

The Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa:
Resorts in Panama - Playa Bonita
The Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa on the beach. Just think sun, sand and surf. The sunrises and sunsets over the Pacific ocean are gorgeous. The resort is magnificent, with nicely decoratedResorts in Panama - Playa Bonita rooms. It’s a favourite resort for tourists from around the world.

Read more about the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa on our website here.

The Mango Beach Club:

The Mango Beach Club in Bocas Del Toro is definitely a romantic getaway. Rooms start at $79 US during the low season. Close to the town of Bocas del Toro, it is situated on a beach beside the ocean. There are 14 rooms and one suite in the Mango Beach Resort. All rooms come with air conditioners and there are kitchen supplies if you need them. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and internet is available. There is a pool close to the Playa Mango beach. There are hammocks available for those who want to truly kick back. Great food is available at the hotel restaurant. The staff is friendly and the service is good.

This resort is an excellent choice for people looking for a tranquil place while still having quick access to the town of Bocas del Toro. Activities include swimming, exploring and relaxing on pristine beaches or kayaking to the reefs.

The Playita Resort:

Not far from BoquetResorts in Panama - Playita Resorte by a few hours drive, at Los Santos on the Azuero Peninsula you will find the Playita Resort. Owned by Lester, the service is wonderful and personal. This is a nature lover’s paradise, not for someone who wants to stay at the Marriot. The wildlife photography opportunities are amazing. The resort is beautiful, one and two bedroom units surround a central kitchen and outdoor dining area. Local foods, fresh fish and tropical fruits are plentiful on the menu, all prepared to order, fresh and delicious. Rooms come with air conditioning, and are well cared for. There is no hot water, no cell phone access. A room starts at $70 per night plus 10% tax. The beach is small, with white sand and protected. Mask, snorkel, fins can be rented. Fishing trips are arranged and if you catch something, they will clean and cook your big catch.

As you can see, there are many diverse resorts in Panama for you to choose from where you can experience the resort experience, nature, the beach and surf. Panama is the most wonderful country, the newest vacation destination, just waiting to be explored.