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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
  • J R : Ancaster, Canada
Friendly people but very little English

The room was clean, people were very accommodating. We had three women with canes, the staff all over the resort could not have helped more. The stairs everywhere posed a problem which meant we could only eat in half of the restaurants. The safe in the room was $30 CDA for a week extra. Don't count on a wake up call, it may not come.Food 2/10, Cleanliness 8/10, Friendliness 9/10, English spoken 2/10, Bar drinks 2/10, Transportation within the resort 10/10

  • Cannonpt :
Dont believe all the negative

18 of us stayed from January 12 -19. We had a great time at this large resort. The people were friendly and we loved Jorge, Damion, Eric to name a few. Yes, some of the employees dont speak very good English but what do expect, you are in their Country. Rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, food was okay. Booking dinners can be an inconvenience but they can be booked three days in advance which makes it easier. Lots of fun activities to do poolside. We didn't do the night entertainment, played hard all day and we were exhausted at night. If you dont mind walking and am looking for a fun time I recommend this resort.

  • Darlene I : Bancroft, Canada
Very disappointing family vacation!

We just returned from a 7 day stay, January 12 - 19, with 13 other family members.This resort is dated!! The rooms were clean and our compliments to the cleaning staff but there were no hand towels or wash cloths in our room. Drinking water was limited to one 1.5 litre bottle per day and if a portion of water was left in the bottle a full bottle was not provided until the next day. There was a hair dryer in the room, shampoo and soap was provided. Three bath towels were provided but they were very small in size. The door to our balcony could not be locked. The air conditioner was set to 22 degrees C and could not be adjusted up or down to a desired room temperature. We were only allowed one key to the room. The in room safe had to be rented for the week. Our room was in a building of 17 other rooms and the acoustics were very noisy due to the building design and hard surfaces that were contained within. All second and third floor rooms were were accessed by stairs. There were no elevators. The fridges were not stocked with any amenities and according to the information provided by the resort a fee would be charged for the use of the fridge. This turned out to be incorrect. All dining establishments are open air. The only air conditioned restaurant is for club members only. The food was surprisingly good although very limited in the selection. The morning breakfasts were slow due to only one omlette station per buffet. Bacon was at a premium and was doled out usually at three or four pieces at a time. Making reservations for the restaurants was a pain. Our travel agent had checked with resort before we left and was told that we did not have to make reservations for the buffets. Well, we did have to make reservations! The last evening we dined at the Pacifiko buffet. I am not sure what the theme of the buffet was but it was very disappointing. This resort does not offer premium liquors or liquers. The bars had bottles on display, for example, Baileys Irish Cream, Crown Royal Whisky, but were not available. The resort is built into a side hill. It is definitely not a place for people with mobility issues. We had a couple of people with us who did have issues. They requested shuttles a few times which never showed up. We had to go to the pools at 6 am in order to save a place in the shade. We were allowed one small towel and we had to produce a towel card at the end of our stay. It turns out that school is not in session in Panama until February. There were many local families at the resort so there were many children in the pools. Communication is definitely a problem. Some of the workers did try to help us out but many others were very unfriendly. We will not return to this resort. We would not recommend this resort to any travelers. It is in our opinion that the money spent to go this resort was not worthy of the rating provided in the travel brochures.

  • 77brad : Toronto, Canada
Just back from 1 week there!!

Good food, great service, nice and close to airport. Terrific beach, able to swim in ocean there. I was disappointed in room as they are pretty dated, we are glad we booked beach front otherwise the stairs would have been a real pain. Bathrooms by pools and restaurants were awful, usually had no t-paper.The worse thing was waiting hours to book your alacart choices, very inefficient system.

  • W W : Milton, Canada
Panama was hot......

Stayed from Jan 9-17, 2017Room 1120, would strongly advise the beachfront, we were close to mostly everything. If you needed the lobby it was 70 plus steps. Weather was hotRoom was nice with a view and lots of pillows for the bedYou had to book every dinner, even the buffets Bring water shoes, the sand was so hot in the afternoon you could barely walk on it.Lots of opportunity to find sea shells on the beachNever had a problem getting a beqch chair

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.