Hotel Overview

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 ˆ 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.

Location

Beach – Farallon Area
Panama City, Panama - Tocumen International Airport (PTY) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2003
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 219

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information* Panama imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Alcohol is restricted Thursday, midnight at 12:00 am to Saturday midnight at 12:00 am. -Music is banned in Discos and public places. ,(AI resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol and play music within the resort)

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 2:00 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 are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 2187 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    WATERWAYS VACATION

    -One my favorite places is my uncle’s apartment. It’s near to the beach. Her apartment is lovely and comfortable. Is in Playa Blanca Panama, her name is Waterways, is very beautiful and homelike. - I go there every summer. I go with my family for visited to my uncle. Her wife and my stepmother always cook delicious food but also we go out to eat in restaurants near. When I’m there, my uncle always takes us to the pool and the beach. -I like it because it’s very beautiful and relaxing place. I always feel good there because I can go to the beach and sunbathe when I want, also it’s a great place to share with my family and enjoy.

    May 27, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    It was average

    The staff don’t speak English very well. The bartenders knew more English then most staff. The room was okay, stayed in the Tower center. The Buffett food was disgusting, the crows come right in and take food from the hot plates, everything is covered in flies. The restaurants that are to be included are hardly open we had to argue with staff because they said the better food is not included and it was. We do not have access to the lagoon everyday, only twice. We had access to the small section off to the side. Which was basically for kids and the water was dirty. Overall it was AVERAGE and had an ok time. Will not be returning to this resort. My favorite part for sure were the birds on site!

    May 12, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not as advertised

    The staff don’t speak any English except for a few of the bar tenders. The room was okay for the price and we seen one roach on the last night. The Buffett food was disgusting, the crows come right in and take food from the hot plates, everything is covered in flies. The restaurants that are to be included are hardly open we had to argue with staff because they said the better food is not included and it was. We do not have access to the lagoon we had access to the small section off to the side. There are plenty of sting rays and jelly fish at the beach. The main pool is pretty dirty. The staff lied and said we couldn’t have the sushi said we have to pay $25 until another couple said we’re being lied too. Once confronted they let us have access. The Sunwing staff tricked us into paying $15 for a taxi that was supposed to be $3.00. The first set of staff said we have to pay for the water so we spent $15 on water to find out that was a lie. The tours were great the male bar tenders were pretty awesome other then that I would not come back.

    May 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Upgraded from a 0 to a 10! Upsolutly wonderful!

    We arrived, my grand child for the trip together for our lives. After a complaint where we were placed we got a place, a suite, in this wonderful place! Great for eating, swimming, beautiful in all aspects. My grandchild- 12 is still talking about it. Excursions arranged for Panama Canal-a wonder- and shopping locally. A memory for life!

    May 07, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    All inclusive hotel. Not all inclusive level.

    We stayed there for one night with two children. We payed for the bigger room in the tower. The room was big, clean, with view to the lagoon. We got the entrance for this lagoon as well. There is two beach like areas that you can get into it. Most of its area is just for water fun. The regular pools of the hotel was nice (not so clean to my point of view)... The worst thing for us was the food. Not much to select from and very low level. Very far from western ones. This was very disappointing for us.

    May 01, 2019
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