Playa Blanca Resort

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Overview
The Playa Blanca Resort is a striking oasis situated on one of the most beautiful beaches of Panama's Pacific coast. Enveloped by lush surroundings, this impressive all inclusive hotel features 2 sparkling pools, 3 specialty restaurants, a snack bar, and several bars. Guests can experience an array of land and water sports such as tennis, aerobics and dance classes, kayaking, and more. Each of the stylish guestrooms and suites include a balcony offering breathtaking views of the gardens, pool, or ocean. Located 2 hours from the Panama City airport, visitors can enjoy the wonderful scenic views of the countryside and the Panama Canal en route to the Playa Blanca Resort hotel before settling in for a tropical beach retreat. 
 
Location: On the nicest beach on Panama's Pacific coast. Approximately 90 minutes from Panama City and 2 hours from the Panama airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Patrick H :
Beautiful clean beach

Went with my wife had choice of five beaches kept going back to this oneVery clean attached to a beautiful restaurant where the ceviche was great and very reasonable along with food and drinks Highly recommended

  • Janet A :
Not clean at all.

The place is beautiful. The room amazing, but it wasn't clean at all. I have two kids one of them is a baby that liked to stay crawling because he doesn' t walk yet and I was afraid to let him do so because the room was not very clean. Towels and sheets very clean I can' t complain about it , but the floor bathroom etc nooo. Food not good. There is no variety. The food didn' t taste good. Amenities so so. Lot of employees testing using their phones. Not all of them were helpful. I wanted to stay longer because of the place but nothing else.

  • chibooster : Gainesville, Florida
Great idea but either poorly implicated or not maintained

Arrived with early check-in ($15.00/person extra) thinking we would not get a room but just have access to the facilities. To our pleasant surprise the room was clean and we were given the keys to the room. One lady at the front desk was very friendly, the other slightly snooty. The friendly one gave us a map and circled some of the restaurants, pools, and explained pool hours. The map was tiny and hard to read. I would recommend a brochure or folder in the room explaining all the amenities, hours and how to make reservations to the restaurants. We stayed in the town center luxury suite which had a beautiful view of the large saltwater pool. The suite was quite large and very clean. The sheets smell absolutely divine...wonder what laundry soap they used? There was a couch, king size bed, comfortable pillows, microwave, full refrigerator, safe and 2 burner stove. The safe did not have any written instructions on how to reset the combination and I assuming it worked like other hotels locked my billfold and passport in the safe. We had to call security who arrived immediately and opened the safe. Seems that this safe has a reset button inside the door...figure that. So, I would recommend written instructions for the next guest. The advertisement states "easy access" to the largest saltwater pool in Central America and Caribbean. The pool looks phenomenal BUT, not so easy access. You have to walk across the street, up some stairs to get to the sandy beach, only to be told by the guard there that that section of the beach is reserved for "residents"!!! The guest are allowed in 2 small areas all the way on the other side!!! The hotel does have a train that runs back and forth between the hotel and guest beach area. So it seems the use of this "large" pool is very limited. We received a phone call from guest services who made reservations for the Italian restaurant which was nice. Unfortunately, I needed to cancel and when I tried calling the number back...no one answered. The showers had the strongest water pressure I have ever seen but the shower head is aimed at the glass door where it runs down, under the space between the door and the shower step and into the other side creating a large puddle since there was no floor drain in the other section. I would recommend a rubber strip on the bottom of the door or some type of jam to keep the water in. The shower head angle could not be changed which could have also alleviated the flooding. The toilet handle was loose and did not allow flushing. Fortunately, a placing and tightening of the holding screw fixed that problem. I did not charge toilet repair fee. The saltwater pool water temperature was great!!! and the water very clean. The pool bottom is in need of repair and is chipping in large areas. The facility had plenty of shade, a close bar and comfortable lounge chairs. There was no place to put your drink so if you try to sit, you have to put it on the edge or on the sand. I put mine on the edge of the chair and it spilled all over me when I sat down. small tables or drink holders attached to the chairs would help. The resort provided beach towels and they were large, soft and very absorbent. The bar only provided Balboa beer as inclusive. I like Soberana, a Panamanian beer but they did not have any. Corona was $2.00. The Pina colada mix was good, the bloody Mary mix was very good and the strawberry daiquiri was good. Later on the first day the water went out. Good thing we had already showered!!! We were brought 2 complementary beers and 2 small cokes. Not sure if it was because the water was out or normal. On one trip back to the room, the door would not open even though the green light was on. The handle would move but not unlock. I had to find the maid who easily opened the door. There were marks on the door where it had been forced open before. After that one incident we had no further problems. The food was very well seasoned but the Spanish paella had unpeeled shrimp!!!! All meals had a large selection of fruits, salads, breads and main course. My husband and I got massages at the Aqua Spa and the ladies there gave us the best massage we have ever had. I received the deep tissue massage and the masseuse worked out all the kinks without me having to cringe in pain. She worked them out with steady, gentle pressure. Highly recommend the massage. Little expensive but it is a luxury resort. The room had a balcony and the sunset was absolutely beautiful. Check out was easy. Overall, the place is very nice but either there is not enough occupancy or money is mismanaged because there needs to be a lot of work done on maintenance. The grounds were nice but the grass was tall in some area but they were working on cutting the grass. After all it is the rainy season and grass grows fast. There were many small shops there but were closed. Did not partake of the night life so can't comment on that.

  • Natalie V : Noblesville, Indiana
Beautiful Resort

We were automatically upgraded to the town center suites, for what reason we don't know, but the rooms were beautiful, immaculate, and had the most gorgeous view of any hotel I've ever been in. The food was pretty good, I'd recommend getting an omelette or egg made how you like it at the breakfast buffet. For lunch we usually did the buffet and ate at the snack bar. We loved the Italian restaurant for dinner, the Thai wasn't bad, and I will admit I was rather disappointed in the Sushi restaurant. The pools are great, the people are fun, the food is good, and the rooms are nice. The beach isn't the greatest for swimming, but we took the kayak out and it was very relaxing. I highly recommend this hotel!

  • 54Lina : Bogota, Colombia
Nice Stay

I thought the experience was overall positive, the food was average, nothing outstanding but good enough for a couple of days. There are plenty of pools but maybe not go when is a holiday in Panama, it is a popular hotel with panamenians. When I was there there was a huge tide, so we stayed in the pools. There are plenty and safe for the kids so its was ok. Rooms were neat and comfortable but the garden areas could be dirty some times...and effort to make there.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Seafood grill lunch and dinner
  • A la carte dining
  • Unlimited local drinks (house wine included)
  • Admission to the disco
  • Pedal boat
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Gym
  • Aerobics
  • Mini-golf
  • Games
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 219 spacious rooms
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Seafood Grill and Mexican)
  • Snack bar
  • Sushi bar/Japanese restaurant (fee)
  • Bars
  • Pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Beach disco
  • Theatre
  • Meeting facilities (fee)
  • Convention facilities (fee)
  • Wireless internet (fee)
  • Massage (fee)
  • Horseback riding nearby (fee)
  • Water sport tours (fee)
  • Snorkeling (fee)
  • Jet skiing (fee)
  • Banana boat (fee)
  • ATV rental (fee)
  • Bicycles (fee)
Hotel Room includes:
  • 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
Kids Deal - Two children under 7 stay and eat free.

For the Kids - Children's activities and Mini-show.
Bonus - Wedding and free honeymoon packages are also available. Please inquire.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Playa Blanca Resort
    Panama,Panama

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Hotel Playa Blanca Beach Resort
115 Km Via Interamericana, Farallon, Rio Hato 8437 Panama

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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