Hotel Overview

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Couples, friends, and families can experience Unlimited-Luxury® with all vacation essentials included in beautiful Panama at the elegant Dreams Playa Bonita Panama. 

With entertainment for guests of all ages, there is something for everyone at this incredible resort. During the day, there are a wide variety of daily activities including non-motorized watersports, water aerobics, beach volleyball, and more. Guests are invited to swim in the blue Pacific waters of the gorgeous Playa Bonita beach, or lounge aside any of the three pools including the large infinity pool, children's pool, or adults only pool. Parents can relax at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia® while their kids hang out at the Explorer's Club for kids or the Core Zone for teens, which offer supervised entertainment. 

Enjoy limitless access to gourmet dining at three unique restaurants, without reservations required, at Dreams Playa Bonita Panama. After dinner, guests can enjoy a cocktail at any of the four bars before partaking in live nightly entertainment available twice a week. 

Each of the 310 guestrooms include a spacious bathroom with a double vanity and separate shower and a private balcony with beautiful views. Amenities include a mini bar restocked every two days, daily maid service, and more. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the resort. For those seeking an enhanced vacation experience, the Preferred Club offers upgraded amenities, personalized check-in and check-out, access to the Preferred Club Lounge, access to Bordeaux restaurant, and more. Those who stay in a Delight room can enjoy limitless access to the resort's four bars, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar, and other exquisite amenities.



Playa Bonita
Panama Airport : 26 miles

Property Information

Room: 301


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.
Advisory The shuttle service is removed from the resort to Albrook Mall and Casco Antiguo.
Advisory Repairs to the infinity pool have begun, with an expected completion date of Wednesday, September 28, 2022. During this time, three other pools on property will remain open for guests, while the infinity pool will close for the duration of the project. In order to provide the Unlimited-Luxury® signature concept guests have come to know and expect, the area will be covered, and guest disruption will be minimal.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

This property is completely smoke-free in all rooms and all public areas.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 2729 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Birthday celebration Panama!

    The staff were very courteous and helpful! Always smiling. The food was good, the preferred lounge was a nice place to have a happy hour cocktail and light refreshments! Staff in the preferred lounge were outstanding! Pool was great, bar staff great! Would have liked to see more evening entertainment.

    Apr 11, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not worth it

    Not worth it. I've only been at the hotel a couple of hours and I am looking to leave. 1. Purchased a junior suite ocean view room and I got a 1st floor room with a pool view. Of course on the website and app a clear view of the ocean is shown. When I requested a new room the answer was they would try but they are full. Went to the buffet for lunch and food dried out food and not a variety of options. Tried room service and got a mediocre meal and not even what I asked for and that is after trying to use the app that kept timing out. The room is dated which is fine, but the disrepair and smell should be addressed. Also no hand towels and why only one set of slippers. I've been to other dreams and secrets resorts and this one is not even in there league.

    Apr 05, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We had a wonderful stay at Dreams Playa Bonita. The service was so incredible and everyone was warm and friendly. Check in was quick and easy as well. The food was great overall. The breakfast buffet was not the most incredible, but still very good. The lunch buffet was also very standard with enough variety that anyone can find what they like. But the a la carte restaurants were incredible. The menus change every day so make sure you scan the QR code in the lobby so you can see the menus and choose which one you’d like to have that night. Keep in mind the French restaurant is adults only and the dress code is enforced and people did get turned away. We paid for the preferred status which was well worth it. The little lounge is fine, and you get a bottle of champagne on arrival. You also get snacks and rum in your room everyday. But the biggest perk was the preferred pool area, which was quiet and relaxing. The area is adults only and technically anyone can sit there. But the bar (which uses premium alcohols) did check room numbers so you needed to have preferred status in order to order drinks. Anggelo at the preferred pool bar was wonderful. He made the best drinks and he was so friendly and attentive. He would bring drinks to our loungers or even to the pool if we were in there cooling off. Anggelo is the best. The location of the resort is really special. You’re really tucked into the rainforest with the ocean on the other side. You can see the ships lining up to enter the canal from your balcony. The way it’s close to the city, also means you can explore the capital and experience the culture. There were iguanas walking around the resort which was cool, but I think my favourite part was the sloths in the trees at the resort. They were so cute and made us happy every day when we’d go to see them. I would 100% go back to this resort.

    Apr 04, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    If you are looking for an average Property...You Found it!

    The Property needs major updating. The Spa is Below Average, though our Massage was great. The food is OK to edible. The drinks are in small plastic cups. Suggest bringing a tumbler. Beautiful Beach and the Staff is great.

    Apr 01, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unscrupulous management, horrible food, outdated facilities

    The views and the weather were the only redeeming aspects of our trip. After paying an adult + premium rate for our family members (two parents, one teenager), we were repeatedly denied access to premium amenities. The exact same food was served for breakfast and lunch each day. The main restaurant (the only one open every day of our stay) served food similar to microwavable meals. Conversations with management went nowhere. On our last day at the resort, my husband negotiated a cash deal to sit in the VIP room at a restaurant. Management went back on the deal and refused to refund our money, only offering a credit card reimbursement. After 40+ minutes of back and forth, the girl behind the counter pulled his $300 in cash out of HER OWN POCKET and finally gave it back to us. Absolutely unacceptable.

    Apr 01, 2024

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