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Playa Bonita Resort & Spa


Panama City

Concierge Photo Concierge Signature
Patricia Lezcano

Insider Tips



Panama has two seasons: the dry season from December to April and rainy season from April to December. Our hotel is located on the Pacific Ocean, where we have high tide and low tide.
Everything you need is here at this luxury hotel in Panama, from golden sands to jungle walkways, infinity pools to 10,000 square metres of tranquil spa. Feel transported in tropical resort seclusion just minutes from Panama City and the wonders of the Panama Canal. Explore the colonial and shopping districts, Punta Bruja Nature Reserve or simply watch the ocean from spacious suites or the Lighthouse restaurant at this luxury resort hotel in Panama.

Guest Reviews



  • Restaurant & Lounges

    The hotel offers a variety of restaurants, including the Plantation Café, which is located on the lobby level of the resort and is set in a casual,...
  • Amenities & Services

    The Bonita del Mar Spa offers private cabins, saunas, Turkish baths and meditation rooms. The fitness centre’s cardio and weight equipment overlook...

    There's always something special happening at an InterContinental hotel. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled getaway or a place to host your n...
Playa Bonita Resort & Spa
  • Road To Veracruz
  • Panama City , 00000
  • Panama
  • Front Desk +5-07-2118600

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Languages spoken by staff

English, Spanish

Pet Policy

Contact hotel for details
Pet Deposit $200.00 per stay
Pet Fee $15.00 per night
  • Local Time

    11:42 PM
    • CHECK-IN

      3:00 PM

      12:00 PM Late Check out Available
    • Evening Reception Desk Open


    • US Dollar $ (USD)


    • Service Animals Allowed
    • 3 Room(s) with Accessibility Standards
    • Parking
    Guest Reviews
    Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
    Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Spacious room I found that the grounds were beautiful but disappointed with the beach as we were unable to swim in the ocean. Very rocky.We were on an all inclusive vacation but that was not what we received, and were unsure of what we could order at the bar. . The breakfast buffet was average and found the food usually cold except if getting eggs. Lunch was very good at the buffet but supper was unpredictable. The alacart at the buffet restaurant was not good. Ended up eating at the buffet instead. Service at the buffet was not up to par. Loved the pool and there were always lots of chairs. The rooms were spacious and clean. 20 February 2014
    Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Close to Panama City Review Intercontinental Playa Bonita Stayed there January 28, 29, 30, 2014. Our stay was at the end of a tour of Panama, which included the Canal, the rainforest and so on. The hotel room was very nice, comfortable, everything worked well. We had a balcony facing the grounds, pool and water. Mini bar was locked though that didn’t affect us at all. There is a coffee maker in the room which we also didn’t use. We had internet because of IHG membership. The grounds are pretty. We used the main and the ‘adult only’ pool; though there really weren’t many children around anyways. The beach is nice; though not the best we’ve been to. It is unguarded. Not many people sat at the beach and there were less than a handful of people in the water at any one time. The red flag was up all the time even though the water was flat. We did encounter what we found out later were very small ‘man of war’ or ‘jelly fish’ in clusters on the sand our last day. There were no warnings about those. We didn’t have any issues with insects. There was an activity board but we never saw any activities. The food in the buffet restaurant was all right; the prices probably typical of large hotel buffets. The a la carte restaurant was a bit more expensive but really very good. The choices were well cooked and nicely presented and the service was polished. I had a little trouble after biting- unknowingly -into a super- hot- pepper and they offered me some milk (I declined) to settle the spiciness down. We had drinks at the bar; these were also very good. There isn’t much to do at the hotel itself. There are excursions you can take from there at extra cost. This area is apparently the closest Pacific beach to Panama City. The view of the ships lined up to go through the canal is interesting; even more so when they are lit up at night. There is only one other large hotel on the beach. It is a Westin. And it didn’t seem much busier there. Not knowing what the other Pacific beaches look like it’s hard to make a recommendation. But if I were to return I would certainly check those other pacific beaches and resorts out, before committing to Playa Bonita. 19 February 2014
    Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really terrific staff and wonderful food The Intercontinental Playa Bonita in Panama is a special place. With properties popping up all over the area, it's really important that the hotel differentiate with service and a great product. We felt special the entire time we were at the Intercon. The food at The Lighthouse was superb, particularly the sea bass. Desserts were creative, and delicious, as well. We stayed at 3 properties while in Panama and the Intercon was the standout among them. 11 February 2014