I have never been to Panama and want to spend 3 days there to explore and get to know it a bit. If I stay at this hotel, will I be able to visit any of the sights in Panama conveniently? Or is this primarily a relax and get away hotel?
Traffic in Panama is terrible. Please consider not renting a car. The Buenaventura is not near anything. It is not an easy cab ride from anything because there is nothing there. While it is a great property, the beach in front of the hotel is not great. It is pitched. The Decameron is a mega resort a few miles away. It is not nearly as nice but the beach is much lovelier. If you want an out of Panama City experience, consider El Valle de Anton.
This is a relax and getaway hotel that is 2 1/2 hours from Panamá City.
The hotel is lovely but quite the distance from the city. You would not be able to avail yourself of sightseeing easily from there and spend most of your time on a bus. There is another famed resort that is much closer to the city, although the beach area isn't quite the same. Frankly, the sand gets so hot that most stay by the pool anyway.
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