Hotel Overview

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!
Complimentary upgrade to nonstop transfers.

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to U.S. and Canada, Free WiFi throughout the resort and more. 
Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package (restrictions apply). See 
Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the required room category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights. (restrictions apply*)
Family: Two kids 3-12 Stay, Play & Eat Free with two paying adults from 8/18/19-12/22/19 (blackout dates 11/21/19-11/24/19).

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.

*Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Years Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in.


Playa Bonita
Panama Airport : 26 miles

Property Information

All rooms non-smoking: 307
Room: 307


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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.

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 1471 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing & Quite

    Beautiful well kept property. Extreme tide so you will not get much beach or water time unless you utilize their many pools which are great, one is zero entry. Quite location that is located away from town. The maids don’t like to refill your in room towels, many days they would take our towels but not replace them. Otherwise relaxing property with a view of ships coming through or waiting to get through the canal. Also a great variety of food and restaurants. Iguana’s everywhere!

    Jan 22, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just Don't

    Let me start my review by saying we have stayed at many resorts throughout Mexico and parts of the Caribbean including Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets Saint James in Montego bay, Secrets Playa Mujeres Cancun, Riu Costa Rica, Secrets Huatulco, Riu Cabo and a few others. My review for Dreams Playa Bonita is based on comparisons to these other resorts. The food quality here is poor and the selection is awful. The breakfast buffets regularly run out of food and are very slow to refill. I asked for maple syrup this morning as the syrup was gone, was told it would be 5 minutes, waited 15 mintues, threw my plate down and left. The lunch selection is ok as they have a cheeseburger stand with French fries. I want a large breakfast and usually don't eat again until dinner so the breakfast is my biggest frustration. Their are 4 restaurants for dinner. 1 of them is a buffet style with about 2 or 3 meat selections and some flavorless vegetables. The breads, muffins, and assorted pastries are dry and flavorless with a very small selection which is unusual for an all inclusive. The other 3 restaurants include Oceana which is good but slow, the Italian restaurant which is mediocre, and the French restaurant which I have not tried. The grounds here are well kept and beautifully surrounded by rainforest. The pools are nice with lots of chairs. There are a few options for beachgoers but the chairs on the beach are old and in disrepair. The view from the beach is beautiful with islands and dozens of ships entering and leaving the Panama canal. Ocean swimming is ok with the water being murky and lots of Pelicans and some stingrays in the swimming areas. Our room on the fourth floor is decent. Air conditioning works well and the bed is comfortable with great pillows. Housekeeping could stand to do a deep clean as the bathroom floors had debris on them from previous guests and the couch is water stained. Our room was always nicely serviced by early afternoon. The lobby is nice but being that it is the only bar open in the evenings it quickly fills up. The employees range from very helpful to downright lazy. Bar service is the same. Some are great others absolutely don't care. The drinks are very watered down as is typical of all inclusive but even more so here. My final summary would be to say that if you are looking for that awesome once in a lifetime vacation, avoid this place at all costs. If you are looking for a cheap all inclusive to spend your days around a pool or staring at the ocean and do not care about great food and drinks or any activities, by all means stay here.

    Jan 21, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We had a relaxing time at the resort. The beachfront was nice and room service was great. Staff was friendly and resort was clean. The housekeeping needs to improve and the beds need new mattresses. Otherwise nice.

    Jan 20, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stary

    Lovely resort good location. Excellent staff. Only draw back were the noseeums on the property. No amount of bug repellent made them not bite. Food was good, breakfast and all the fresh fruit Excellent!.

    Jan 20, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This hotel was terrible. Dirty facilities and rooms with slow disorganized service. Getting towels was like winning the lottery. Supplies were never restocked. The phones were junk and rarely worked. If I called for towels they never came. I had to physically go to the front desk. I would never stay again.

    Jan 19, 2020

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319