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Panama City area vacation

We stayed at the Riu Playa Blanca and used this as our base for trips throughout the countryside... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Ontario, Canada
Isolated and beautiful

The ride there by small open fishing boat was quite rough with large swells, about 20 minutes from... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
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“beach area”(2 reviews)
“marias”(2 reviews)
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Playa Blanca, Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Booked a 7 day at this resort. First impressions were good. well organized, very clean resort. I am vegetarian and I was NOT disappointed with the abundance of veg choices (amazing salad bar; very fresh) aside from the overnight snack bar (that was nasty, stale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank belanger021
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Best beach in all of Panama!!! (Besides Boca del Toro) Definitely worth the two hour drive and then a short boat ride to get there!)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James I
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is a beautiful secluded beach only accessible by boat. There are ZERO facilities, no bathroom, no store, no restaurant. It's simply a beautiful beach. We hired a water taxi in Portobelo, for three people it was $50 round trip plus $5 parking. Bring your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Centine
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We stayed at the Riu Playa Blanca and used this as our base for trips throughout the countryside. The hotel is typical Riu which is to say clean and organized but a little antiseptic with regards to embellishments. The beach was fine; clean and wide...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank rgm32018
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Food is terrible Beaches are not clean And also went to playa Bonita in Panama at Dreams Delight Food is not good and has nothing to do with other Dreams Hotels . Drinks are not fine This isn’t fine quality in any sense at all

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank janiemassry
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Don't go! No Wi-Fi in the room, food was terrible, no bacon on the breakfast buffet, beanie wienies served as sausage on the breakfast buffet, dinner selections limited to a soup or salad you could not get both, no ice available for room, premium cocktails...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank vicki779933
Reviewed 7 February 2018

i loved panama, so much to do , so little time. we stayed at playa blance in playa blanca. visited panama city a zoo, a local market . i loved the area it was easy to travel by car and you got to see the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank caleighg
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Whist at anchor in Portobello we took our dinghy to find this beach area ready to spend a day swimming and snorkelling. Shocked by the amount of refuse bobbing in the water on approach and also on the shore a sin in such a beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The ride there by small open fishing boat was quite rough with large swells, about 20 minutes from Portobello. In bad weather I would not recommend it, there is a closer beach. We went in good weather and it was lovely and wild. No amenities....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RanchitoCerrito
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Enjoyed the view and the water but we are getting upset with the way the locals treat the land. So far the foreigners seen to care more about the land than the locals. Observed many of the local throwing garbage on the streets and in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank bandit153
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