Posted at 1:11 pm , on July 5, 2019
Playa Bonita is a seaside area just 20 minutes from Panama City. Located at the coast of Pacific Ocean, Playa Bonita is not far off from the entrance of the Panama Canal (Pacific side) and Bridge of the Americas.
Being a seaside resort, this place is popular with tourists. It is not far from Panama City and easy to get there (driving or Uber) yet without the city noise and congestion.
Posted at 11:15 am , on July 4, 2019
After 3 nights in the city, we moved on to our next destination which is Gamboa Reserve in the district of Colon. Situated roughly halfway between Panama City and Colon, the road goes through the forest and along the Panama Canal. Getting into the resort is easy with Uber but getting out? That can be quite challenging.
Once there, you will be greeted by the sight of a large and majestic resort that one stood glamorously 20 to 30 years ago but now looking rather worn out. Despite that, it still retains a certain charm for those seeking to be away from the city.
Posted at 1:07 pm , on July 3, 2019
The second of my stay on my Hilton Honors Diamond Status matching was Waldorf Astoria Panama City. Located strategically just off Avenue Balboa (slightly further in from the main avenue), it is not a location one would expect to find a Waldorf Astoria. It is just a stone’s throw away from the Hilton.
As the road in front of the hotel is undergoing construction, do expect a bit of congestion especially in the late mornings and early afternoons.