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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
  • K8tieM : Angus, Canada
A lot has changed in 10 years

We visited the Royal Decameron Beach Resort for the second time in the first 2 weeks of September 2016. Our first trip there was in May 2006. We were extremely disappointed this time around. Compared to 2006 the food was the worst we have ever had, never a hot meal to be found, and the quality was not quality. The resort was constantly noisy, the staff appear to be very unhappy. The entertainment was not entertaining. We will visit Panama again, however, we will not be visiting the Royal Decameron.

  • CdnHotSpotTraveller6 : Woodstock, Canada
Hot, Hot, Hot

I've been to Panama twice once in November then again in matter when you visit it will be hot and beautiful. This resort is large with several steep inclines or many stairs. Good rooms, food and drinks though and I would definitely return.

  • hammerhammy : hammerhammy
Never again

This was my first time to Panama. We travelled with 3 couples. I was disappointed in many areas but it could have been worse?Cons:Communication from staff. I have never been to a resort with such a big language barrier before. Some staff spoke very little English, others did not speak English whatsoever. There were a lot of locals at the resort as well. Normally that's fine, but I've never felt so discriminated at a resort in my life. The staff treated locals so great but looked down on us. I remember a waitress said this restaurant was full for breakfast so we had to go to another restaurant but we saw locals walking in fine. My entire group was in shock. The fridge was not filled with pop&beer. They said we had to buy whatever beverages we wanted from the store. This was suppose to be an all inclusive resort for us, so that didn't sit well with us. We were lucky they gave us bottled water. The pools were a bit dirty. The resort is huge so be prepared to walk a lot. Entertainment area gets full quick too so arrive early if you want a seat. And it's all in Spanish as well. This is not the hotels fault but we weren't able to swim in the ocean due to the strong waves Pros:5 mins from the airport Unlimited access to the slow wifi in the lobbiesWashrooms were clean Good food selection Variety of excursions Based on my experience, I will not return to this hotel. Pay more to stay at the Riu or another hotel!

  • Steve A : New York City, New York
The Worst Resort in Panama

A long time ago this resort was a nice place, but things have changed.FoodThe food is absolutely horrible, they use the cheapest ingredients on the market and the snack bar is beyond horrible. Their gourmet restaurants have nothing gourmet about them. The food is just profoundly terrible and that my friends is an understatement, you have to eat it to believe it. The liquor that they provide is cheap garbage , no name brands of cheap whiskey, if that is what your into then by all means visit.ServiceThe service is as good as the food, terrible. The employees do not respect guests. My 4 year old daughter broke a cup and the server said that we would have to pay for it, and instead of getting upset, I laughed because I have never heard anything so ridiculous in my life.RoomsThe rooms are in bad shape, they stink, and I got ring worm from the bed. So if you dont mind tinea Corposis then go ahead and book now! lol!Check InCheck in is and was a Nightmare!!!!FacilitiesNow this is the only positive point. The facilities are beautiful, the lanscaping is gorgeous, and they take care of the landscape, but the pools are filthy.Recent ExperienceI have to say that the Royal Decameron has nothing royal about it, other than its name. it was three nights of torture. I will never return. Dirty, stinky, low class resort. Avoid it at all costs.

  • jsholiday : Ottawa
RDBR_ its a great place to get into hot weather and chill!

It's a large resort with many pools, new addition is a waterslide, lots of kids, a gym in the center of resort, if you don't book a oceanfront room, you will have uphill walking, not recommended for anyone with mobility issues. All the lobbies are up on the upgrade to get free wifi, sometimes its a hit and miss. For my husband and I this is a hidden gem. Airport is 5 mins away! the food is ok remember it is not a 5 star, but able to find something to eat at all times, the dining you have to get a reservation even at the buffets, so remember to do that, or you can not get in to have dinner, this is the 1st all inclusive resort that we experienced that? Its also a remote area of Panama, so nothing much to do if you are looking for excitement close by. Like any other resort they do provide day excursions. Not much of the staff speak english, spainish is their language. Other than that if you want to chill and relax like we do, it's the perfect place to read a couple of books, swim often ..offers many pools, the ocean has under tow so be careful, has 1 adult pool at the far end of resort. Rooms are a bit dated, there is not coffee maker or microwave, no booze dispensers in the room but we don't go to stay in the room for any length of time. The weather is awesome if you like it hot. The beach is a good one to jog not always cleaned up, locals come down with horses. Note: I would not pay more than $1000 cdn. pp from Toronto to stay here at any givien time of the year. Thirfty travellers. Go do not judge and have a fun time .. remember its all a new travel experience to tuck away in your memory bank.

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.