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
  • Rod N :
my stay would have been excellent but someone drowned and died while my stay there.

some of the staffs are friendly , the hotel is very beautiful although my room has some roaches, but that happen with visitors in and out , the cleaning staff could have caught it.the pool is amazing my wife and kids enjoyed it, overall experience would have been great until the news broke out that someone just drowned at the beach, not enough well trained staff was present to save the young vibrant guy and he died . it was chaotic and sad, I present my sincere condolence to the family.

  • Mauricio M : Colombia
Perfect "all inclusive"

This huge hotel has a great private beach, it has several pools and activities. Every night you have things to do. The food is fantastic and the open bar also offers non-alcohol cocktails. The 24-hour snack bar is a convenient place ay every hour. You can run inside the hotel by the nice walks, the beach or the quiet neighborhood or if you prefer can go to the air-conditioned gym. Great for families and couples.

  • Krokodilen73 : Lund, Sweden
Nice beach, Nice facilities, wish the people working here cared more about doing a good job.

When my girlfriend and I arrived, the resort seemed promising, the room was clean and the beds were comfortable, the bathroom was clean. This place had a hidden surprise, namely that the people working here seem to have little or no training to do their jobs which is sad. I see bartenders giving drinks to people that are too intoxicated. Security guards that are unable to handle rowdy guests. Several guests are misbehaving and the personal are completely unable to handle the situation. I don't know what kind of guests that the resort allows in but some of them belong behind bars, should I mention that my wallet was stolen (probably by a pickpocket). I will never return here even if I was paid to stay here. The quality of the food is average at best, my girlfriend got sick from eating something. For this place to improve, the personal need proper training. Stop giving intoxicated people more alcohol, force misbehaving guests off the resort. The food quality could improve. Put some effort on attention to detail. This place is run in a very sloppy manner and needs to improve. The beach is beautiful, the facilities are ok....just wish the personal cared more about doing a good job.

  • Slynke72 : Missouri
Pleasantly pleased!

I took my two 20 something daughters for a five-day all-inclusive here in May. We felt very pampered by the staff. The resort worked very hard to please us. We got a beach front room thank goodness or the walking would have been brutal and we are in very good shape. Our room was spotless every day. The beach was awesome. No beautiful over the ocean sunsets from this location in May. We speak very limited Spanish and were an oddity there as "Estados Unidos". The activities staff learned our names and tried to get us to join in on the fun. Often we did and had a blast. We felt very safe. We thoroughly enjoyed the shows in the evening where again we were asked to be a part of almost every night. The beer was yucky and no light beer choices were available. No big deal to me, because the mixed drinks were YUMMY! I took a Yeti cup with me and they filled it happily every time. No warm drinks for me! Breakfast and lunch were always buffets. It wasn't wonderful but I've eaten much worse. (Beats my school's lunch any day.) The evening meal was always fantastic. The Japanese and Panamai Restaurants were my favorites. We thought all non-motorized sports were included but we were told we had to rent a paddleboard but we were able to use a kayak the day before for free. What you need to know- It is a two-hour drive from the airport. (A new airport is opened nearby; flies direct there from Canada.) This resort is huge with a lot of stairs. (I lost four pounds on vacation from walking, dancing, and playing volleyball every day.) English is not widely spoken there. (I love adventure so not an issue for me!) There are beach peddlers but they do not pester at all. The shower did not have enough pressure for our long hair. Tipping was appreciated but not expected in any way. Mosquitos were not an issue for us. The sand is light brown with a lot of quartz (sparkly but coarse). Shells were everywhere!

  • larryschembri : Mississauga, Canada
One week vacation all inclusive

Have to be the most disgusting hotel we have been in our 27 years of traveling, food lowest quality we've seen, drinks are terrible, service awful , we'll never go back if you paid us, lots of other resort better quality and less money !! Larry and Doris

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

  • 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.