Playa Blanca Beach Resort & Spa

Email | Share |
All Inclusive    

Set on the Pacific Coast, nestled between scenic lagoons and 3,200 square feet of pristine beaches lies the all-inclusive Playa Blanca Beach Resort. This beautiful beach getaway is set on 200 lush, tropical acres. The area where Playa Blanca is located is commonly known as the Arco Seco (Dry Arc) in Panama - meaning there is drier weather in this area throughout the year!

Huddled directly on the beach, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this all-inclusive Mediterranean-style beachfront resort features a miniature golf course, marina, two outdoor swimming pools plus two Jacuzzis, and a kids' club.

Your all-inclusive dining experience includes a choice of five restaurants (three la carte, one snack bar, and one buffet), and six bars. Enjoy two pools and a kid's' pool, two Jacuzzis, tennis courts, and a fitness center. On-site water sports include Jet-skiing, windsurfing, paddle boating, and many others. This beautiful oasis also harbors an assortment of nightly entertainment, including themed shows.
Located directly on the beach in Cocle, Panama, our tropical getaway is perfectly positioned to provide a truly unforgettable Panama beach vacation experience. Playa Blanca is located 1 hour and 30 minutes from the city of Panama.
Address: 115 Km Via Interamericana
Playa Blanca

Local Phone: 011 507-264-6444
Fax: 507-264-6773
Website Address:
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (Majestic Casino/3miles)
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Court Fee: Compliemtnary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Luxury suites on a spectacular Pacific Ocean beach. The largest saltwater swimming pool in Central America. All inclusive convenience, gracious hospitality and resort amenities.Tennis, ocean kayaking and just about every watersport imaginable. Beach: Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 220
Year Opened: 2003 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
1 king bed or 2 queen bed, located in Town Center Luxury Suites, coffee maker, safe deposit, kitchen, bathroom with shower, private balcony
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Playa Blanca Beach Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 8 Restaurants at Playa Blanca Beach Resort & Spa:
Miller Sport Bar & Restaurant - Enjoy amazing appetizers, such as nachos, Buffalo wings and mini sliders by Chef Pedro Martinez. Open from 12:30pm to 12:00am. Capacity: 50 people
Make Sushi Restaurant - Serves Japanese food with Sushi Bar by Chef Julio Aguilar. Options of imported sushi and special rolls at additional cost. Open for dinner from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Reservations required. Capacity: 50 people.
Grill Restaurant on the Beach - Visit Grill Restaurant on the Beach to enjoy beach views and al fresco dining on the sand.
El Velero Restaurant & Bar - Thai and seafood grill menu by Chef Edward Lee. Open for lunch (12:30pm to 3:30pm) and dinner (7:00pm to 10:00pm). Reservations required for dinner. Capacity: 100 people
Lagoon Restaurant - Exclusively available to Town Center Suite guests, the Lagoon Restaurant offers spectacular views of the largest saltwater pool in Central America.
Panama Canal Restaurant - Enjoy an international buffet prepared by our Executive Chef Roberto Segura from Costa Rica. Open for breakfast (7:00am to 10:30am), lunch (12:30pm to 3:30pm) and dinner (7:00pm to 10:00pm).
Italian Restaurant - Cozy Italian restaurant serves authentic cuisine in a warm, relaxing setting.
Snack Bar - Enjoy fast foods such as pizzas, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, French fries and more! Open from 10:00am to 12:00am. Capacity: 60 people
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Variety of activities, sports, live shows every night and beach disco. Kids Club offers scheduled crafts and activities.
Kid's Club featuring a playground, scheduled crafts and activities for children and even a small zoo of tropical birds and creatures!
Applicable Ages: up to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 1852reviews
What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Honeymoon Stay
Fri Jul 06 05:06:59 EDT 2018
Let me give it straight to you that the pictures you look through do not do any justice to this resort. I was very skeptical about booking this hotel since the pictures did not seem too appealing to me and I really was looking for something better. We were on our honeymoon and wanted the best in everything. When we finally arrived, our car was taken through security and we realized this hotel actually consists of many different buildings and the category of your hotel bookings were neatly divided. We stayed at the Towncentre suites which have a clear view of their massive swimming pool which looks like a small lake. What really had me taken back was the type of compliments they granted to us on our honeymoon. Upon our check-in, they informed us that they had a dinner reservation already booked for us on our honeymoon, a gift to us at the Valero. This was really appreciated since the hotel is all inclusive but reservations need to be booked as early as 8am in the morning. We had arrived at 3pm. The restaurant was a seafood restaurant and the environment was very peaceful. My wife and I really had a romantic dinner, especially since the details had been carefully chosen and designed with care. After our check-in, we realized the room given to us was waiting our arrival with a heart and roses for our honeymoon. This was very nice of them since my wife was feeling a little off during this portion of our holiday. It really blew my mind when I tucked my wife in for sleep that I had a knock on the door an hour later, and I was brought complimentary dessert with drinks. My wife was extremely happy when I woke her up to this surprise and made her feel much better. I guess it is these small thoughts that make a difference when providing customer service. Hence, I would recommend this hotel which is really great and the gardens and scenic view only add to the experience.

Very attentive staff and great food
Aneliya K,
Wed Jul 04 14:10:04 EDT 2018
We had wonderful stay at the resort of Playa Blanca. The facility is huge and offers rooms and suites in Town Centre hundred meter behind the 7 front modules. Originally we were accommodated in module 1 but didn’t like the rooms, the furniture is very old and the rooms were worn dirty and smelly. The front desk manager Arthur Brown and #sunwing representative Cristian were very helpful and pleasant. We changed the rooms for suite and it was excellent. Clean and modern. Shuttle golf carts are provided between two facilities as well as to the second largest salt water lagoon which is close by the hotel. Food was tasty and they had different themes every night as well as grill and omelette station every time. Italian and Sushi food was amazing. The restaurant cleanliness was top standards (except the flies around), noticed the staff working with hair nets ,gloves and masks. The room linens sparkling white. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this place and Sunwing services because of the great representation of Cristian.

clacla m, Canada
Tue Jun 26 07:04:24 EDT 2018
Went to Panama for the 1st time, wanted Costa Rica at 1st but no deal so we end up here. nice we were not disappointed, hotel is clean, good food even though not much choice and no gril station like other Caribean resort, but ok. entertainment was not great, kids show is longer than adult , Italian restaurant and Sushi rest was good, u can go as many time as u want as long as u wake up at 8am to book on that same day. room was not bad, fancy bathroom, but shower was annoy bcz water all over the place as glass open concept. Resort is big but was not busy at this time, only 3 or 4 Canadian family lol lot of local, but no worrie, there are very nice and polite people, we did not feel unsafe at any time be ready to speak Spanish by force because it is all in Spanish, entertainment aswell, everything and few staff understand English, was fun for us we get to practice our Spanish lol, but can be frustrated for other people, like joke on entertainment but u don t understand and everyone is laughing lol. otherwise it was nice. the Sunwing representative was very nice keep in mind to save $15 US per per at airport (so save the money also resort don't have any exchange currency, that was a bang on my head, did not have enough change with me. next time i know better. if u r looking for a beach, then wrong place for that, the sand is black, very black, well u can still walk and hear the wave lol. but pool everywhere and big slide on the other side.

Not the Best Experience
SheAbaR, Austin, Texas
Mon Jun 18 12:44:36 EDT 2018
I really do not enjoy writing bad reviews, yet I waited to be more open minded and recognized that, many times I have appreciated the negative reviews in making a decision of where to go. I have always believe it is the experience that make the lasting impression. My elderly parents wanted to experience the beach so I believe this resort seem safe enough. When we arrived we were received like VIP as their motive was to sell vacation packages.. The room did not have hot water it took 1 1/2 day to get it corrected. The morning after we arrive my mother slip by the poolside on the way to the room which was the shortest route to get to the room, she fractured and dislocated her elbow. The reason why I gave 2 stars due to the young lifesavers came to her aid very quickly, unfortunately the hotel does not have a first aid station. They have a contract with a small aid station outside the resort buildings that provided basic evaluation. I had the option to go to a public hospital in penonome or a private clinic in Coronado. Which I had to take her for evaluation and treatment. Never in our stay that a member of management come to see how she was or inquire in filling a report. It was not a vacation I want to remember. The take away. This facility is not elderly friendly, the food was ok, the servers were sometimes attentive, it is more a marketing facility not a hospitality experience. I hope this review gives you a clear view in making your choice.

Very good experience.
Juan Camilo C,
Tue Jun 12 11:59:06 EDT 2018
I didnt realize I dropped my wallet when leaving, and two days after, the staff transferred me the money. Very honest from them. And good service. There was a little problem with the beach towels but, still had lots of fun and great food.

The comments and opinions on this Ratings and Reviews section of our website are the views and opinions of TripAdvisor members and AppleVacations.passengers. They are providied 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, inconvenience or other damage resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (for example passports and visas, and customs) with the relevant authorities, and review our Fair Trade Contract and Things To Know Before You Go (including our Health and Safety Tips For Travelers) before you travel.
Be the first to know! Sign up for email deals. Subscribe