Best of Panama | Trip Accommodations

The following hotels are used on our Best of Panama group departures:

Location Hotel/Lodge
Panama City/Day 1 & 2   Central Hotel Casco Viejo
Volcan/Day 3 & 4 Los Brezos
Boca Chico/Day 4 & 5 Bocas del Mar
Panama City/Day 6 & 7 Bristol Hotel

Alternate hotels may be substituted for select departures

Some Hotel Descriptions:

The historic hotel is located in the Casco Antiguo of Panama City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, next to the Panama Interoce¬anic Canal Museum and facing the Plaza de Independencia. Located opposite the Cathedral, the hotel is just steps away from the Municipal Palace, and is close to the Presidential Palace, along with other attractions in the area. The Central Hotel opened its doors for the first time in 1874. It hosted guests such as Theodore Roosevelt and Count Ferdinand de Lesseps among other public figures of the time. The Central Hotel was the first hotel in Panama, serving as a “rendezvous” for all of the passengers who traveled to the American continent, and becoming famous throughout the western hemisphere for offering high-style European and American services at reasonable prices. Construction work on the building has been completed. This work consisted of totally restructuring the building while maintaining the façade and respecting the original structure. The hotel is unique given its location, modern appearance, history, and institutional connections. The hotel features 135 rooms, a pool, restaurant, bar and Spa. 

This small family-owned boutique hotel in Volcan, in the buffer zone of Baru Volcano National Park, offers 6 rooms, a bar invites for afternoon cocktails and the hotel’s restaurant is hosted by chef Oliver Blond combines fresh local ingredients from the rich volcanic soil grounds of the Chiriqui Highlands with international flavors. Enjoy nearby national parks, hiking, horseback riding, coffee farms, agriculture, local farmer markets, white water rafting and a fresh climate with lush cloud forest, abundant flora and fauna.
Address: Volcan, Chiriqui, Panama

Nestling amidst a stunning tropical paradise and away from any city or busy towns, Bocas del Mar Hotel overlooks the Gulf of Chiriqui and is the perfect base for discovering the region being the gateway to the Gulf of Chiriquí Marine National Park with its many luxuriant green islands, palm-tree-fringed white beaches and an incredible variety of wildlife. Located at approximately 1 hour from David Airport, the hotel provides a perfect oasis for relaxation. The hotel consists of sixteen large bungalow-style guest rooms, architect designed with a beautiful contemporary style, modern features, views of nature & ocean plus, above all, plenty of space; perfect for restoring body and soul in. The rooms all come with AC, satellite TV, safe free Wifi, walkin closet, private bathroom with shower and separate bath tub including toiletries and hair dryer. There is an own private dock at the hotel along with a comfortable excursion boat with a daily tour schedule, ideal to go beach-hopping or set off on a sports fishing trip. The hotel´s trip program is varied and you can choose among a variety of excursions and activities (not included) or simply relax in the infinity pool. 

>> Ranked as one of the Top 5 hotels in Central America by Condé Nast Traveler <<
Long considered the city’s finest, the Bristol Panama offers distinctive charm and warmth in the heart of the financial district, minutes from shopping, cultural attractions and nightlife. Unrivalled in its service and setting, this is a highly acclaimed hotel with timeless architecture including 125 luxurious guest rooms and 48 suites; are handsomely appointed and spacious. Enjoy the hotel’s fitness room, Spa facilities, pool, business centre, 8°58´Lounge and one of Panama’s finest culinary offered at the Salsipuedes Restaurant. The hotel is also a Virtuoso member hotel.


2019 Departures

Feb 15-23
Mar 30-Apr 7
May 18-26
Jun 15-23
Jul 20-28
Aug 17-25
Sep 21-29
Oct 19-27
Dec 20-28
& on request


$3495 p/p
with minimum of 4 travelers

Travel Style
either a recommended custom itinerary or group trip