Royal Decameron Panama

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Located about 90 minutes south of Panama City, the drive to this resort can be a bit long from the airport, but it's an easy stretch of straight highway and a good way to see a bit of the country. The resort itself is quite large, with over 800 rooms and growing. Like the other Decameron properties, this one offers great value and service as well. You'll find a mix of North and South American visitors at this resort. The Royal Decameron is definitely recommended, but if doing a package to Panama we would recommend the split package with a couple nights in Panama City as well.


Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort in Panama offers a traditional all inclusive experience and more. Located on 2 kilometers of secluded white sand beach, Royal Decameron boasts 8 large pools, 10 restaurants, and 11 bars including 1 swim up bar. All of this is surrounded by lush gardens on a hill overlooking the Pacific ocean make the Royal Decameron an ideal location for your Panama vacation.

Location: On beach just a few minutes from the town of Santa Clara. The Royal Decameron Panama is approximately 1.5 hours from Panama City.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • TorontoJimbo : Toronto
Well-run resort

We had an excellent week at this resort. It is well run, the staff are really pleasant and professional. The facilities are fine, if a little worn around the edges in areas. Beautifully-maintained grounds and pools. Great room, ocean view - a bit noisy at night if there was a show in the outdoor theatre near lobby 1. The food was fine, not exceptional but pretty good for buffet style. The a la carte restaurants were variable in food quality, but always excellent service and ambiance. All-in-all, excellent value.One negative...buyer beware on the tours sold in the lobby; we were badly shortchanged on our Canal excursion. Really be careful in terms of ensuring the specifics are adhered to.

  • Bill Y :
Don't believe the negative reviews!

I am finding it very difficult to believe that people are complaining and giving some poor reviews on this resort. Obviously people aren't happy unless they are complaining. My wife and I have been to this resort 5 times since 2008 and we are going back again for 2 weeks in one month from now (January 2017) . In 2014 was our last visit and a group of 20 of us went then and all 20 of us loved this resort and 14 of us are coming back next month. The rooms are clean, the staff are friendly, the food is good, the pools are clean with workers actually using squeegee so the guests don't slip on any wet spots. Grounds are kept beautiful. Also I'm reading reviews that the staff doesn't speak English at all. Well that's not true. Most bartenders and front desk staff speak enough English to get by. Remember you are in their country. They appreciate it it when you try to speak a bit of Spanish. So don't believe these negative reviews and that comes from being there 5 times and #6 coming next month! I will let you know how visit 6 goes after I come back.

  • Dokwes : Oakville, Canada
I only come back if the price is right.

We paid ~CAD650 all in. for a week.That's well below others paid, therefore basically we should not complain. Very large resort not suitable for people with mobility issues - mamy stairs and uphill/downhill ramps. Ocean pretty rough and almost always red flagged ( water murky and not invating). Withing a few meters wading into water you can not find support, therefore you should be a good swimmer. Beach sand closer to brown hue. Food & drinks pretty good but limited selection and definiately not in par for a 4.5* resort. WiFi in the lobbies only and sometimes very slow. We landed in Rio Hato - only ~5km away, therefore the transfer was comfortable. The airport has no stores, therefore do not forget to buy what you need before heading home.

  • Barbara R : Brampton, Canada
Real comfy beds

My husband and I booked a last minute getaway from Nov. 21-28 for this resort. We got there and when we arrived at the check- in table they were unable to locate our reservations and we just stood there in line for 35 minutes without anyone saying to us "sorry there is an issue we apologize for the wait!" When the rep finally came back to the counter I ask her what's wrong and she just stared at me, she spoke no English! I asked another rep who was initially greeting guests in English and told him I thought it was extremely poor customer service. Still no apology. We we finally assigned a room the was someone elses! We got room 3444 which had a partial ocean view. The room was very clean and comfy though. The food was sub par. The Japanese a la carte was great though!! I was an annoyance to have to make reservations even for the buffet. The entertainment at night was done in mostly Spanish and the employees speak little to no English so you are SOL if you have no Spanish abilities. The beach was adequate.

  • letmedinab : San Jose, California
Not friendly

I want to point out first the negatives. The hotel from the airport took us 3 hours and not 1 1/2 like they say. They wanted to give us a room that we did not pay for. We upgraded to Ocean front and they acted like we didn't. We had to fight to get our room. When we went to the room there was no MINIBAR like they said they have only for JUNIOR ROOMS so make sure you have proof. The front desk said I need to have paper to show what I paid for, I told her everything was done online so I don;t have it. She was very rude, there were so many people complaining which even scared me more. I never got an email back from them when I emailed them before we left!! still to this day no email from them. I told them if I could get first floor because we have a toddler and they said No! I was put on the 3rd floor which they don't have elevators. I met other families with no kids who got the first floor. If you want to iron your clothes you have to call to get an iron board and the iron. There is none in the room. I called and they never brought me the iron board or iron. The curtains fell in the room and it took them 3 hours just to get it fix. Be aware there are a lot of Mulitvajes people trying to sell you "timeshare" it was annoying, you just have to say you already did it. There is NO INTERNET to purchase. only free in the lobby. The food was average, the hotel is clean, there are a lot of activities, and entertainment. The ocean is not clear like the pictures from the website or the sand. sand is dark.

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
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  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks from 10am-2am (domestic beer, premium brand cocktails, house wine with dinner)
  • Introductory scuba lesson
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boats
  • Kayaks
  • Waterpolo
  • Horseback riding 
  • Aerobics
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Daily activities
  • Spanish lessons
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 820 rooms in thirty 3-storey buildings
  • Buffet restaurant
  • 8 a la carte restaurants (reservations required)
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars
  • Live nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 3 pools
  • 2 children's pools
  • 2 jacuzzis
  • 2 tennis courts (1 lit)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • Shops

Hotel Rooms included:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occ. 4 persons, up to 3 adults

For the Kids Kids activities with a minimum of 10 kids, ages 5-11, Babysitting (Fee).

Honeymooners Receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Packages - Are also available. Please inquire for more details.

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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Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf & Casino
Avenida principal Farallon, Km.115, Farallon, Rio Hato 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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.