Panama Viejo & Canal

Panama Viejo & Canal, photo by Rodolfo Aragundi
Panama Viejo & Canal (photo by Rodolfo Aragundi)
 

Panama City is the capital and largest city of Panama, as well as its central travel hub, with plenty of things locally to visit as well.

Its historic center, together with the nearby archaeological ruins of Panamá Viejo, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Also worth visiting is the Panama Canal – an extraordinary project begun in 1881, interrupted for years because of various challenges, and finally completed in 1914. A third, wider lane of locks is currently under construction and is due to open in 2016.

Panama City is known as a very multicultural place, with large populations from other parts of the world.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Hostel Casa Nativa

Offering a daily continental breakfast, Hostel Casa Nativa offers pet-friendly accommodation in Panama City, 3.3KM from Albrook Bus Terminal and 5 minutes from Casco Viejo. The property offers 7 shared dorms and 8 shared bathrooms. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

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Waters On the Bay Luxury Boutique Apartment

Featuring a garden with an outdoor pool, Waters On the Bay Luxury Boutique Apartment is an apartment located in Panama City, 6 km from Bridge of the Americas. The air-conditioned unit is 2.8 km from Canal Museum of Panama. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$249

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Lemon Inn

Set in Panama City’s San Francisco district, Lemon Inn offers stylish rooms with free WiFi. It features a café-bar and a terrace. Each spacious, air-conditioned room at Lemon Inn has bright, modern décor. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13 - $99

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Magnolia Inn

Magnolia Inn is housed in a refurbished French-style colonial manor situated in Panama City’s Old Town. It offers terraces, a shared dining room and a common use kitchen. The penthouse suite has a modern décor with minimalist-style furniture. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

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Hotel Parador

This comfortable hotel is located in Panama City’s Financial and Business district, one block from Vía España shopping street. It offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas and air-conditioned rooms, some with balconies and city views. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37 - $145

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel Acapulco

Hotel Acapulco

Offering free WiFi in all areas and a restaurant, Hotel Acapulco is located in Panama City, just 300 metres from Lotería Metro Station and 600 metres from Balboa Seafront Boulevard. Each room features functional design, air conditioning and cable... Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Hotel Stanford Panama

Hotel Stanford Panama

Hotel Stanford Panama is located in Panama City and offers an executive lounge and business centre, free private parking nearby, and free Wi-Fi access throughout. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Hotel Marparaiso

Hotel Marparaiso

Hotel Marparaiso offers accommodation in the heart of Panama City, just 500 metres from the Coastal Boardwalk and a 9-minutes' drive from Casco Viejo. Rooms at Hotel Marparaiso offer comfortable bedding and a private bathroom. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Hotel Riazor

Hotel Riazor

Located a 20-minute drive from central Panama City, Hotel Riazor offers free private parking and a 24-hour reception. San Lucas Cathedral is 850 metres away. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36 - $75

$36-
Mediterranean Dreams El Carmen

Mediterranean Dreams El Carmen

Located in Panama City, 7 km from Bridge of the Americas, Mediterranean Dreams El Carmen features free WiFi access and free private parking. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Hotel Parador

Hotel Parador

This comfortable hotel is located in Panama City’s Financial and Business district, one block from Vía España shopping street. It offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas and air-conditioned rooms, some with balconies and city views. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37 - $145

$37-
Hotel 2 Mares

Hotel 2 Mares

Hotel 2 Mares features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and rooms with free WiFi. Located next to La Loteria Bus Stop, it is set just outside La Exposición district. Each simply decorated room at Hotel 2 Mares has air conditioning and cable... Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38 - $64

$38-
Hotel California Panama

Hotel California Panama

Set in the Bellavista district in Panama City, 2.3 km from Metropolitan National Park, Hotel California Panama features free WiFi throughout, free private parking and an on-site restaurant. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Hotel Roma Plaza

Hotel Roma Plaza

Located only 11 minutes’ drive from the Albrook Great National Transport Terminal and the Albrook Mall, this non-smoking hotel offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi access and an outdoor pool. The property also has meeting and banquet facilities. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Hotel Milan Panama

Hotel Milan Panama

Located 2 km from Metropolitan National Park in Panama City at El Cangrejo, Hotel Milan Panama features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Residencial Alameda

Residencial Alameda

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Residencial Alameda is situated in Panama City, 1 km from Canal Museum of Panama and just 5 minutes' walk from Balboa Seafront Boulevard. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Hotel Aramo

Hotel Aramo

This modern hotel is located in the heart of Panama City and boasts free American-style breakfast, plus an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. It is just 3 km from Panama Bay. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Hotel Centroamericano

Hotel Centroamericano

Hotel Centroamericano is 600 metres from Panama City Yacht Club and a 10-minute drive from Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport. The hotel offers 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40 - $68

$40-
Hotel Benidorm Panama

Hotel Benidorm Panama

Hotel Benidorm Panama is located in central Panamá City, just 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Balboa Avenue. It offers free parking and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$42 - $80

$42-
Hotel Caribe Panamá

Hotel Caribe Panamá

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Caribe Panamá is located in Panama City. It features free American-style breakfast and an on-site casino. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Hotel Ojos Del Rio

Hotel Ojos Del Rio

Just 2.6 km from Metropolitan National Park, Hotel Ojos Del Rio is located in Panama City. This accommodation offers a fitness centre and shared lounge. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Hotel Tower House Suites

Hotel Tower House Suites

Just a 5-minute walk from Panama City’s financial district, Hotel Tower House Suites offers a roof terrace with a swimming pool and fantastic city views. The stylish air-conditioned rooms include free Wi-Fi. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

The Panama Canal

This is a 77.1-kilometer (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. The easiest and cheapest way is to go to the Miraflores locks, watch the huge boats go by and stop in at the visitor's center, which has a museum.
Archeological Sites
Panamá Viejo ("Old Panama") is the name for the architectural vestiges of the Monumental Historic Complex of the first Spanish city founded on the Pacific coast of the Americas in 1519. The site is now ruins after it was sacked by the pirate Henry Morgan in the 1600s.
Other Interests:
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Historic Landmarks
Museums
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos

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