Discover the Perfect Panama with BlueBay
PHOTO: BlueBay Coronado Beach. (courtesy BlueBay Hotels & Resorts)
Linking Central and South America, Panama straddles two worlds and is the perfect destination for travelers torn between choosing an idyllic, tropical getaway and a cosmopolitan, city break. With a host of sights to see and activities to pursue, a Panama vacation means never being bored (unless you want to be). The engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal is a must-see for any visitor to the country.
Nature lovers will be spoiled for choice as nature and eco-adventure options abound. Start with a tour of the Parque Nacional Coiba, a national marine park known for its stunning array of bio-diversity. Landlubbers may wish to visit Parque Nacional Soberanía, one of the most accessible rainforests in the country.
More of a city person? Then Panama City is the place to be. Spend some days taking in the sights of this sleek, modern city but be sure to leave some time to tour the Casco Viejo, home to the original Panama City. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, this neighborhood is gradually being gentrified but offers a glimpse into the Panama of yesteryear.
No matter what type of vacation you're seeking, BlueBay Hotels and Resorts, with the BlueBay Coronado Beach and BlueBay City Panama, offers the perfect jumping-off point from which to begin your journey.
BlueBay Coronado Beach: Located just an hour outside of Panama City, this all-inclusive, 104-room property boasts an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio. A golfer’s dream, this course features 7,116 yards in pro tees. And, after a long day on the links, there’s no better place to unwind that the resort’s spa, offering a beauty salon, massage room, men’s sauna, jacuzzis and a host of facial and body treatments.
Sink the perfect hole-in-one? You're in luck. The Hoyo 19 bar is the ideal place to celebrate, although one couldn't go wrong at any of the BlueBay Coronado Beach's three restaurants: the Terraza Restaurant, offering traditional cuisine in an informal setting; the Gourmet Restaurant, serving up international cuisine in elegant style; or the Snack Healthy Restaurant.
For those looking to spend the day beachside, the BlueBay Coronado offers a convenient beach club with a restaurant and bar, as well. Those less inclined to golf can take their pick of activities from cultural excursions to water sports and tennis. And for parents, the Children's Club playground and mini disco means that some much-deserved alone time is not just a fantasy.
BlueBay City Panama: Ideal for travelers who prefer to be in the thick of things, this 140-room property is conveniently located in the financial center and is just a few steps away from the famous Torres de Las Americas. The Blue Sky Lounge and UMAI Sushi & Lounge are the perfect spots to unwind after a long day touring the city, or for night-owls, an unbeatable place to kick off the evening's adventures.
Those looking to see more of what the country has to offer may wish to take advantage of excursions to the Panama Canal, the Museum of Biodiversity by Frank Ghery, the Coiba and Darien National Parks, and Las Amistad National Park.
For more information, visit BlueBay Hotels & Resorts.
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