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ABOUT THE ROYAL DECAMERON

 

 

Only 90 minutes from Panama city, on a two-lane highway is The Royal Decameron Resort, in the privileged zone of Playa Blanca which offers the country’s best weather with most sunny days. The perfect choice for an unforgettable vacation!

Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas Panama offers a traditional All Inclusive experience and more. Located on 2 kilometers of secluded white sand beach, Royal Decameron boasts 8 large pools, 10 restaurants [8 a-la-carte] , and 11 bars [including 1 swim up bar], all surrounded by lush gardens on a hill overlooking the Pacific ocean.

When not relaxing on the beach or in our spa (additional cost), we invite you to play a round on our on-site 18 hole golf course (additional cost); take part in our many organized activities, from volleyball to water aerobics; take advantage of our many free non-motorized water-sports options; or tour the sites of Panama with our on-site tour group, Decameron Explorer ($).

At night, you can eat in one of our 8 specialty restaurants while your children enjoy the nightly kids show. After dinner, take in the sites and sounds of Panama at our nightly show (see a different show every night). Finally, you can play in our casino and dance the night away at our discothèque before retiring to your well appointed, comfortable guestroom. Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas Panama truly offers everything and more necessary to make your trip a fantastic experience.
The hotel has about 800 rooms with the best tropical style, satellite television, private bathrooms, telephone, balcony and ocean view.
It has rooms with king size bed and also with 2 double beds.

 

ALL INCLUSIVE FEATURES
 

Breakfast and Lunch buffets, buffets and a la carte dinners
Daily and Night snacks
Unlimited domestic and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Daily activities program
Non – motorized water sports (windsurf, kayaks paddleboats, snorkeling and sailboats)
Jet ski ($), banana boat ($), fishing ($), 
Scuba diving ($)
Introductory scuba diving instruction in the pool
Beach towels at the activities center

Tennis courts 
Beach volleyball

Nightly entertainment 
Children's activities 
Unlimited drinks at the Discotheque 
Taxes and tips included 

FACILITIES
 

The Royal Decameron Beach Resort & Casino offers 820 rooms in a tropical style, extensive public areas, and gardens and 350 guestrooms at the Villas next to the golf course.

◦Two Convention Centers
◦Casino
◦Eight adults pools, three children’s pools and three whirlpools.
◦Three restaurants for breakfast and lunch buffets, as well as eight à la carte and two themed buffet dinners
◦Eight specialty restaurants (Thai, Japanese, Steak House, Italian, Mediterranean, Kontiki (Fusion Food), The Catch of the Day and Sea Food)
◦3 beach and snack bars
◦1 pool and snack bar
◦2 beach bars
◦2 pool bars
◦2 lobby bars
◦1 Sports bar
◦Kids Activities
◦Three Front Desks and Lobbies
◦Nurse station (24 hours)
◦Discotheque
◦Three Boutiques
◦Tour Desk (8:00 am– 6:00 pm)
◦Wedding program and facilities

 


THE ROOMS
 

The rooms are provided with the following facilities: 
Two double beds or one king size bed 
Bathroom with shower
Air-conditioning
Satellite television 
Telephone ($) 

THE RESTAURANTS

Choose from 8 different a-la-carte restaurants, ranging from the traditional to the more exotic: intriguing Thai cuisine; delicate Japanese teriyaki and sushi; a Steakhouse well stocked with delicious prime cuts and various grilled meats; fusion flavors at Kontiki; the Catch of the Day; an Italian restaurant with classic favorites; a selection of delectable Mediterranean foods; and a “must try” seafood restaurant.

Three buffet style restaurants provide added convenience for breakfasts and lunches on the go. Throughout the day, different snack and drink bars are also available for guests looking for a quick meal the Atlantic Buffet Restaurant

Restaurants

◦El Canal:
Restaurant’s décor is inspired by the Panama Canal and the ships which have crossed it. This restaurant features a delicious a-la-carte seafood menu in an elegant, non-smoking, air-conditioned setting, and is open nightly by reservation only.
 

◦Mogo Mogo:
Beautiful Thai specialty restaurant located above the Sports bar and show area. Our a-la-carte menu features a selection of Thai classics like pad thai.
 

◦Café Med:
Mediterranean specialty restaurant offers three a-la-carte dinner seatings each night right next to the beach. Live music is featured most nights.
 

◦Kontiki:
Is located beachside and serves snacks during the day and a delicious Asian fusion a-la-carte menu at night.
 

◦Sushi Samba:
Restaurant located next to an infinity pool on the upper level of the resort. The restaurant offers Tepayanaki style cuisine cooked on a grill live in front of you.
 

◦Panamai:

Italian gourmet style cuisine located by a pool, below lobby 3.
 

◦El Cayuco:

A spacious barbecue Steak House located beach side with magnificent ocean views.

 

THE BARS
 

Lobby bar “La Murga”- 5:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Lobby bar “Las Molas”- 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Beach bar “Cayuco” - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Beach bar “Nega Nega” - 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Pool bar “Palo Alto” - 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Discotheque “Sambú” - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Beach bar “Las Marías”- 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Pool bar “Las Congas”- 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

OTHER SERVICES
 

Car rental
Money exchange service (check schedule at Front Desk)
Doctor on call 24 hours ($) Safety deposit boxes in rooms ($)
Mountain bike and 4x4 motorbike rental ($)
Local and long distance phone service ($) 

 

 

ROYAL DECAMERON PANAMA ROOMS CATEGORIES

 

Garden View:
Royal Decameron’s Garden view rooms are decorated in a tropical style.  They are available with either 1 king bed, or two double beds and two sofa beds.  All garden view rooms have private balconies or terraces with views of our lush tropical gardens.
 

Ocean View:
Ocean view rooms at Royal Decameron offer fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean from their private balconies or terraces.  They are also available with either 1 king bed, or two double beds and one sofa bed

Ocean Front: On the beach side, just a short walk away from the ocean. They are also available with either 1 king bed, or two double beds and one sofa bed.
 

Superior Room:
Superior guestrooms at the Royal Decameron are all located in the new section of the hotel with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from private balconies or terraces.  The new design is relaxing, cool, and modern.  This rooms feature 1 king bed as well as two sofas beds. One can also enjoy an all-inclusive standard mini-bar, stocked daily.

Deluxe Villas:  Spacious and comfortable guests rooms located in beautiful villas  on the golf course.  The rooms offer the option of a king size bed or two double beds, telephone, Cable TV, air conditioner


 

 

OPTIONAL TOURS OFFERED FROM THE ROYAL DECAMERON-PANAMA & NEARBY HOTELS

(Tours are subject to change at any time...please call us at 1-800-327-0080 or email us at tara@taratours.com)

 

EXCURSIONS

ADULTS

CHILDREN 3-11 YEARS OLD

 

AntonValley

USD 55.00

USD 45.00

Aquabus & Shopping in Albrook

USD 85.00

USD 65.00

ATV Tour - El Valle Anton

USD 175.00

NOT APPLY

Beach Ride (ATV)

USD 85.00

NOT APPLY

Bocas del Toro (overnight) Additional Supplement for Single Room

USD 595.00

USD 155.00

USD 495.00

NOT APPLY

Booze Cruise

USD 90.00

NOT APPLY

Canal + Shopping

USD 60.00

USD 50.00

Canopy Adventure

USD 99.00

NOT APPLY

City Tour + Canal

USD 90.00

USD 70.00

Culture & Crafts

USD 50.00

USD 38.00

Deep - Sea Fishing

USD 240.00

NOT APPLY

Diving at Caribbean Sea

USD 335.00

NOT APPLY

Diving at Otoque and Boná Islands

USD 295.00

NOT APPLY

Dust & Sand (ATV)

USD 99.00

NOT APPLY

Ecological Adventure at La India Dormida (Hiking + Thermal Baths)

USD 80.00

NOT APPLY

Emberá Indigenous Community

USD 99.00

USD 80.00

Gamboa & Aerial Tram

USD 160.00

USD 135.00

Intro to Bird Watching at Cerro Campana National Park

USD 85.00

NOT APPLY

Macano Trail (ATV)

USD 125.00

NOT APPLY

Panama Canal Expedition

USD 110.00

USD 85.00

Panama Express Train

USD 145.00

USD 115.00

Partial Canal Transit

USD 140.00

USD 120.00

Rafting in Río Grande

USD 135.00

NOT APPLY

San Blas Islands (overnight) Additional Supplement for Single Room

USD 525.00

USD 170.00

USD 450.00

NOT APPLY

Surf – El Palmar Beach

USD 85.00

NOT APPLY

Teca Trail (ATV)

USD 49.00

NOT APPLY

The Yayas Falls

USD 50.00

NOT APPLY

 

ANTON VALLEY

At a 45-minute distance from the Resort, in the Antón Valley, lies a picturesque village in the crater of an extinct volcano. At itscrafts market you’ll find a multiple offer of tropical flowers, fruits and vegetables, as well as crafts handmade by the villagers themselves. We visit the El Chorro Macho waterfall, where we will walk through the tropical rain forest. A visit to the local animal shelter which serves as a place of recuperation for wild animals that have been hurt and need assistance is also included as well as the botanical garden. El Níspero, where we will visit the center for amphibians, the endemic golden frog and a wide variety of flora andfauna typical of  this area including an orchid nursery.

INCLUDED: ground transport, English-speaking, tour guide, entry fees, snack, and soft drinks.

RECOMMENDATIONS: shorts, sneakers, sun-block, hat and insect repellent.

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 2:00 p.m

 

Aquabus & Shopping In Albrook
A new way of knowing Panama City, on board the “Aquabus” amphibious transportation, that will make you know the modern and ancient city from different angles. Starts with a 2 hour panoramic route, through the Cinta Costera, dives into the sea, for a short travel where you will appreciate the skyscrapers of the modern city, Cerro Ancon (highest point of the city). Going back to the road to continue a panoramic ride through Panama La Vieja, Casco Antiguo and Amador Causeway, where it dives again to contemplate the Panama Canal entrance, Puente de las Americas and the vessels waiting their turn to cross over the Panama Canal. The tour will end in Albrook Mall, where visitors will find shoe stores, sport items, clothing for all the family, electrical appliances (special discounts for the visitors).
INCLUDED: Bus transport, Aquabus with Spanish speaking native guide, discount coupons, snacks and drinks.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Light clothing, comfortable shoes and sunglasses.
DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m.
RETURN: 6:00 p.m.

 

ATV TOUR - EL VALLE

Drive Trough a 4x4 track to the beautiful mountains of our country where you will be able to drive trough secondary forests and observe the flora and fauna of the place.

VISIT: Hato Viejo, Santa Rita and El Valle de Anton.

Departure Days: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Duration: 6 hours

Level of difficulty: IV

Min. Age: 18 years old

DEPARTURE: 9:00 a.m. RETURN: 2:00 p.m.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Light clothing, sun block, insect repellent, long pants sun glasses, extra clothing.

INCLUDED: Round trip transportation, ATV, English speaking guide, bottled water, lunch.

* Driver license required.

 

 

BEACH RIDE (ATV)

This is a nice and easy tour for all those who wish to enjoy an ATV ride on the beach. Driving along the beach we enjoy the summer, the waves and the sea breeze, all the while passing beach homes, including Gen. Noriega's former residence, and a picturesque fishing-village, where - with a bit of luck- we get to see the local fishermen harvesting their daily catch.

Degree of difficulty: I

INCLUDED: Spanish speaking guiding instructor, ATV, helmet.

RECOMMENDATIONS: shorts, sun-block, insect repellent, sneakers and sunglasses.

Note: On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

DURATION: 1hour FREQUENCY: Daily

 

BOCAS DEL TORO

Bocas del Toro encompasses part of the ParqueInternacional La Amistad and the country's only marine park, Parque Nacional Marítimo Bastimentos - a testimony as good as any to the province's extensive beaches, pristine coral reefs and virgin rain forests. In truth, the biodiversity of the region is remarkable. Of further interest is the Afro-Caribbean influence in the local culture, as showcased through architecture, cuisine and other forms of folkloric expression. (Optional tours) Take this unique opportunity to enjoy a boat tour to the bird sanctuary in the rocky Swan’s Cay or visit the coral reefs of CayosZapatillas and the small islands of the mangrove swamp. Another option is to walk the Sendero de la RanaRoja (Path of the Red Frog) in search of the Dendrobatespumilo, the species of amphibian after which the path is named.

INCLUDED: ground transfer Hotel - Albrook Airport - Hotel, roundtrip airfare, accommodation in

standard air conditioned rooms, welcome at the airport in Bocas and transfer to the hotel,

breakfast.Drinks not included.

RECOMMENDATIONS: casual dress, sneakers, wet shoes, insect repellent, beach attire, swimsuit, towel,

sun-block, passport, cash for purchases, tours and restaurants, Cable and Wireless phone card.

Note : On that tour , we do not accept pregnant woman , clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

DEPARTURE: Daily DURATION: Overnight

Note: Flights are subject to change without prior notice. Maximum luggage weight: 12 kls per person.

 

BOOZE CRUISE

Enjoy a three hour tour aboard the motor/boat Río La Villa. Tour the coastline to see the other landscape; go to Isla Farallón to swim. While underway, take advantage of the comfortable boat to relax and sunbathe on the forward deck. You will have the opportunity perhaps see marine life. In addition, there is always music and staff aboard for games and fun.

INCLUDED: boat transport, entertainment, mixed drinks (beer,

soda, water, rum, vodka).

RECOMMENDATIONS: beach clothing, beach towel, bathing suit,

sun block, hat, sunglasses, wet shoes.

Note:

*On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any other form

of intoxication.

*The vessel used may be different than the one on the picture

DEPARTURE: 2:00 p.m. RETURNS: 5:00 p.m.

 

CANAL + SHOPPING

The perfect combination! Admire the impressive engineering work of the early 1900's and the extraordinary short time required for the huge cargo ships to transit at the Miraflores Locks (subject to Panama Canal Authority's transit schedule).We visit also two of Central America's largest shopping malls with stores offering a wide variety of merchandise (e.g. shoes, sports articles, souvenirs, clothes for the whole family, appliances) and special discounts for Decameron Explorer guests.

INCLUDED: ground transport, English-speaking tour guide, Multicentro discount coupons, snack and soft

drink.

RECOMMENDATIONS: light clothing, comfortable shoes, sun-block, hat, sunglasses.

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 6:30 p.m.

 

CANOPY ADVENTURE

This is an activity for the adventurous tourist looking for a new challenge! Ascend to the treetops and embark on a journey

through the airs, all the while observing the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest from a unique perspective. The equipment and techniques used are those developed by speleologists and mountain climbers. The Canopy Adventure is developed around the spectacular waterfall at El Chorro Macho in Valle de Anton. A stop will also be made at the local crafts

market.

Degree of difficulty: I-II.

INCLUDED: ground transport, English-speaking, tour guide, instruction, safety equipment, soft drink and

snack

RECOMMENDATIONS: shorts, sneakers or wet shoes and insect repellent

MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 90 kg/200 lbs per person

MINIMUM AGE: 12 years

Note: On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 2:00 p.m.

 

 

CITY TOUR & PANAMA CANAL

This tour takes us to see the Miraflores Locks, where we can admire the operation of the Canal and the passage of ships

(subject to the Panama Canal Authority's transit schedule). We visit the colonial city - or Casco Viejo, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with attractions such as the Golden Altar, the Plaza de Francia, LasBóvedas. A panoramic visit to the ruins of Panamá La Vieja - now a historical monument to a time gone-by and also designated World Heritage Site - the original settlement that was destroyed in 1671 by the infamous pirate Sir Henry Morgan. We will visit “MiPueblito” where you can see replicas of houses of the three most important ancient cultures in the country: the Spanish, the Indian and the Afro–Antillan. Appreciate the panorama of the modern city of Panama and the Balboa Boulevard, where the statue of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the discoverer of the South Sea is situated. An impression upon departing will make the panoramic tour

on the Amador Causeway from where you have a magnificent view.

INCLUDED: Ground transport, English-speaking tour guide, entry fees, lunch and soft drink.

RECOMMENDATIONS: comfortable shoes, hat, sun-block

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 6:30 p.m.

 

ECO CANAL (Monkey Island & Summit Municipal Park)

This great adventure will lead you to learn about the exuberant vegetation around Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal area, touring several islands and channels where you will find exotic flora and fauna, White-Faced and Howler monkeys, as

well as different bird species. Undoubtedly, there is always something enchanting to see, whether it be the sloth, always

relaxing, hugging their trees; or the turtles, shy but courageous at the same time, alligators and crocodiles showing off proudly on the fresh water of the lake. The boat tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. This excursion is ideal for nature lovers where they will watch wildlife, enjoying magnificent surroundings of tropical plants, endemic trees, and foreign species introduced to the canal during its construction. Upon returning, we will visit Summit Municipal Park: “A gem within the Soberanía [Sovereignty] National Park”, which has a small zoo and a large variety of native and foreign species. The most representative specie in the park is the Harpy Eagle, Panama’s national bird.

INCLUDES: ground and river transportation on boat from Gamboa to Monkey Island, at Summit Park’s

entrance, and a visit to Harpy Eagle Educational Center, tour guide, and refreshments.

RECOMMENDATIONS: light clothing, sneakers, hat, sun block lotion, and sun glasses.

NOTE: Please abstain from carrying and showing visible objects to monkeys during the visit to the island.

DEPARTURE: 9:00 a.m. RETURN: 1:30 p.m.

 

CULTURE & CRAFTS

A prominent characteristic of the province of Coclé is the artistic vocation of its inhabitants. This is showcased by the large

diversity of handmade products and the variety of natural materials used to elaborate these products: hats, wicker baskets, paintings on wood, jewelry manufacturing, embroidery and carvings in “soap stone”. We visit the Central Park in Penonomé, the public market, crafts dealers, the Barrio San Antonio and Panama's geographic midpoint. We will visit a handcrafts store in the village of La Pintada where the famous “Sombreros Pintados” are manufactured by hand, the cigar factory “Tabacos Costa ”, where we can buy Cuban tobacco. We visit the town of Natá de Los Caballeros, the oldest on the pacific coast and second to be found on the mainland; here we will visit the minor Basilica of Santiago Apóstol. The El Caño Archaeological Museum, where the remainders of an ancient, mysterious pre-columbine culture are exhibited. We also visit “Panafruit”, a cashew processing plant.

INCLUDED: Ground transport, English-speaking guide, entry fees, water and soft drink.

RECOMMENDATIONS: sneakers, hat, sun-block, insect repellent and cash for souvenir shopping.

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 2:00 p.m.

 

DEEP-SEA FISHING

The Pacific Ocean is a dream come true for the avid deep sea sports fisher, with catch like tuna, dorado, sailfish, rooster fish, mackerel, amber jack, grouper and corvina (croaker).

INCLUDED: boat with all the necessary safety gear (awning, life - jackets, radio), English speaking professional captain,

fishing gear and soft drinks

Note : On that tour , we do not accept pregnant woman , clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

DURATION: 5 hours

 

DIVING AT CARIBBEAN SEA - PORTOBELO

Each and every one of us is familiar with the wonders of the Caribbean Sea: the multicolored fish, oddly-shaped corals

and clear waters cast their spell on all avid divers. Portobelo is the preferred place in Panama to practice diving, due to the abundant marine environment. Among the species found here are angelfish, butterfly fish, surgeon fish, blue tang, parrot fish and sergeant majors. We arrive in Portobelo in the afternoon and stay over in the bungalows that are part of the dive center's installations. The two dives are planned for the following morning and afterwards a traditional Panamanian lunch is served in the dive center cafeteria, before the return trip to the Resort.

Optional night dive on the arrival day (additional cost).

INCLUDED: ground transport to Portobelo and back, lodging in comfortable simple rooms, dinner, breakfast and lunch (drinks NOT included), transport on standard boat with a capacity for 10 passengers and with all the necessary safety equipment, professional captain, English speaking Dive master, 2 tanks and all dive gear.

RECOMMENDATIONS: sun-block, dive certificate, logbook, seasickness medication, cash for drinks and

other purchases, Cable and Wireless phone card, passport, light and simple clothing, wet shoes, beach

towel.

Note : On that tour , we do not accept pregnant woman , clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

FREQUENCY: Monday through Thursday

DEPARTURE: 6:00 a.m. RETURN: 6:00 p.m. (the following day)

REMARK: All divers need to show a valid dive certificate upon registering for the excursion. No

exceptions!

 

DIVING AT OTOQUE AND BONÁ ISLANDS (Pacific Ocean)

Open waters 2 tank diving

INCLUDED: maritime transfer Hotel-islands-Hotel in a boat with safety equipment (awning, life-jackets, radio and diving platform), English speaking Dive master, professional captain, 2 tanks, complete diving gear, soft drinks.

Note : On that tour , we do not accept pregnant woman , clients under the influence of alcohol or any other form of intoxication.

DEPARTURE: 8.00 a.m. RETURN: 3.00p.m.

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DUST & SAND (ATV)

A mix of beach and mountain adventures. Our trip will take us trough the village of Farallón until the mouth of the river, stop at the ruins of Gen. Noriega’s former beach residence and speed along the landing strip of the former military airport. Degree of difficulty: II.

INCLUDED: Spanish speaking guiding instructor, ATV, helmet and protective eyewear

RECOMMENDATIONS: long pants, sneakers, insect repellent, sun-block, swimsuit and towel

Note: On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any other form of intoxication.

DURATION: 2 hours FREQUENCY: Daily

 

ECOLOGICAL ADVENTURE AT LA INDIA DORMIDA

(HIKING + THERMAL BATHS)

Located in El Valle de Anton, 45 minutes from the hotel, we invite you to discover the fabled history that brings alive this majestic mountain baptized “la India Dormida.” Evoking the shape of a sleeping woman, this mountain has inspired poets and writers who immortalized it as a popular legend from the colonial period. The tour begins with a visit to the famous "Piedra Pintada", the Painted Stone, engraved with petro glyphs carved by Indian ancestors, narrating the great ancient history of El Valle de Anton. While hiking on the trail leading up to la India Dormida, you will cross a beautiful forest of mixed vegetation, reaching the top of the mountain in approximately two hours. Once at the summit, one can enjoy the cool breeze and the spectacular view, at an altitude of more than 700 meters above sea level. Back down into the village, enjoy a delicious and well deserved lunch followed in the afternoon by a session in the thermal baths to treat your body with the healing power benefits of mineral therapy against skin diseases, allergies and arthritis, to name a few. A visit to the handicrafts market where you can find all kinds of local crafts is also included.

INCLUDES: Ground transport, tour guide, entry fees, rescue personnel, snack ,lunch and soft drinks.

RECOMENDATIONS: long pants, hiking sneakers, bathing suit, sunglasses, beach towel, hat, change of clothes, sun block and insect repellent

DEPARTURE: 8:00 am RETURN: 4:30 pm

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: IV MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 200 LBS MINIMUM AGE: 12 y.o.

 

 

EMBERA INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

The Emberá Indians are one of the many ethnic indigenous tribes in Panama. Visitors are welcome to discover their culture in one of their communities, Emberá Purú, PararáPurú or Embera Drua (choice depends on climatic conditions), each located on the banks of one of the most important rivers in the Canal Basin. After 3 hour of scenic bus ride to the banks of the San Juan or Charges River, we are met by representatives of the Emberá Indians who take us up the river in piraguas for 35 minutes. We then arrive to the community originating from the mountainous region of the Darién province. We will experience the history and culture of the indigenous culture, through narrative, traditional dance and craftsmanship like baskets woven from the natural fibers of the chunga, maquenque and naguala palm trees, as well as figures carved in cocobolo wood and tagua(better known as vegetable ivory) available for sale. We will enjoy a typical lunch of fried fish and yucca or plantains, and listen to an explanation on behalf of the Botanist on the medical use of some plants. This is the opportunity to try an ancestral custom in the form of a tattoo with jagua, an extract from vegetable seeds which the Indians use to adorn their bodies with geometrical patterns or animal sketches for ceremonies and special celebrations. There is also time for a refreshing bath in the river.

INCLUDED: ground transport, boat transport in an engine-powered piragua, English-speaking tour guide,

donation to the community and park, traditional lunch, soft drinks, fruits, snack and tattoo (included if

desired)

RECOMMENDATIONS: light and simple clothing, wet shoes or sneakers, swimsuit, beach towel, cash for souvenir shopping and for bringing dry goods to the community, change of clothes, sun-block and insect repellent.

Note: - On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any other form of intoxication.

- Bad weather is out of our control and your security may cause the cancellation of the walk to the

waterfall. We would then only visit the Community.

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 6:30 p.m.

 

 

FISHING TOUR – ARCHIPIELAGO LAS PERLAS.

An excellent cruise to the archipelago Las Perlas, the second archipelago that exists on the pacific coast of the American continent after the Galapagos Islands close to Ecuador. The archipelago is a group of 90 islands of different sizes located on the pacific coast, 40 to 70 miles (64 to 113 km) southeast of Panama City, which includes some wonderful sites, as its

natural beauty, crystalline waters, rich vegetation and abundance of fish, for which it is the preferred place for

fishing lovers. The boat is a 2005 Ocean Pro of 31 feet longitude with a Volvo Penta Turbo Diesel Duo Prop motor that takes up to 12 passengers at a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).

INCLUDED: ground and boat transport, professional English speaking captain and crew, boat with safety

equipment, fishing gear, bait, refreshments (soda, beer, water)

RECOMMENDATIONS: sun block, sun glasses, swim suit, beach towel, hat and a set of changing clothes

Note : On that tour , we do not accept pregnant woman , clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

DURATION: 4 hours

 

FOLKLORIC SHOW & TRADITIONAL DINNER

One could say of Panamanian folklore that it is indeed the best illustration of the motto “Panama, crossroads of the world, Heart of the Universe “. From their early beginnings, Panamanian people have been forging their identity using an inscrutably simple heart as a tool and an astonishing array of cultural diversity as the raw material. The result: primitive African drums, dresses in the exquisite Seville pollera, (national dress of Panama), a tamborito, while Celtic voices may be heard in a cumbia. The flavors of five continents may find harmony in one typical dish. All this is the final product of a process of cultural blending in the making. Meet the true soul of a living people!

INCLUDED: Ground transport, dinner, folkloric show, taxes, tips, English speaking tour guide (for groups

of 20 persons more)

RECOMMENDATIONS: casual dress.

DEPARTURE: 7:00 p.m. RETURN: 10.00 p.m.

DAYS AVAILABLE: Monday through Saturday only

 

 

GAMBOA & AERIAL TRAM

Visit the vast botanical garden and discover the lush vegetation and wildlife. From the aerial tram at a height of 36 mts/118ft, the panoramic view will give you the opportunity to admire the diversity of trees, birds, hummingbirds, the butterflies, the monkeys in their natural habitat in addition to having a stunning view of Lake Gatun. A visit to the orchid nursery, the aquarium, the serpentarium, the butterfly exhibit in our tropical forest will conclude your day. Visit to Albrook Mall for shopping

INCLUDED: ground transport, English speaking tour guide, aerial tram, exhibits entrance, lunch and drinks.

RECOMMENDATIONS: light clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunblock, insect repellent.

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 5:00 p.m.

Note: schedule of aerial tram ride will vary according to time of arrival.

 

HORSEBACK RIDING

Enjoy a horseback riding trip near the hotel installations were you will see the natural habitat of the area. We will visit the ruins of the old military bases commanded by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, as well as the beach properties along the way you will see fruit trees, birds, and if lucky the morpho (blue) butterflies of the region.

Departures:

08:30 - 9:30 a.m.10:00 – 11:00 am

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

INCLUDES: Horses, saddle (1 per person), 1-hour tour.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Long pants or jeans, tennis shoes, wet shoes, sun block lotion, hat and sun glasses.

Minimum age: 12 years Maximum weight: 200 lbs per person

 

INTRO TO BIRD WATCHING AT CERRO CAMPANA NATIONAL PARK

Cerro Campana, located a mere 50 km from the Resort, covers an area of 4,816 hectares (11,900 acres) and became the country’s first national park in 1967. The park, embraced by the Rio Chagres which is part of the complex water reserve system to provide the Panama Canal operations, harbors a great biodiversity of flora and fauna. According to studies carried out by the National Panamanian University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the geography of the region characterized by mountains of basaltic rock at altitude, has contributed to the park’s rich diversity of species. This is the perfect place for bird watching, even for beginners, and you will become familiarized with species such as the iris-beaked toucan, the tangara, the white-tailed sparrow hawk and the pava simba.

Degree of difficulty: I - II

INCLUDED: ground transport, English-speaking tour guide, entry fees, binoculars, birds of Panama ID cards, soft drink and snack.

RECOMMENDATIONS: sneakers or trekking shoes, insect repellent, long pants, hat and sunblock.

DEPARTURE: 6:00 a.m. RETURN: 12:00 noon

 

 

INTRO TO RIVER RAFTING IN RIO GRANDE

Rafting down the Río Grande, which is born in the central mountain range of the Coclé Province and runs into the Pacific Ocean, is a truly unique experience. During the (approx.) two-hour ride we come upon class II and III rapids, picturesque farms and forests. Each and every participant will have the opportunity to actively participate during the trajectory down the watery path, in a scenic surrounding characteristic of this region. Each group is accompanied by an instructor who is a professional in safety procedures.

Degree of difficulty: II

INCLUDED: bus transport, guiding instructor, English - speaking guide, zodiacs (or kayaks, depending on the water level), life - jackets, helmets, oars, first aid kit, snack, soft drinks and picnic - style lunch

RECOMMENDATIONS: shorts, wet shoes, swimsuit, sun-block, insect repellent, towel and a change of clothes

MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 90 kg/200 lbs per person MINIMUM AGE: 12 years

Note: On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

DURATION: 6 - 8 hours (depending on river water level)

 

MACANO TRAIL (ATV)

This tour will take us from the warm palm-clad lowlands, at sea level, to a fascinating mountainous region. It's a day of riding through fun muddy terrain, crossing streams among reforestation areas and passing through picturesque rural settlements until reaching a natural dam for a well-deserved rest and a bath. Degree of difficulty: III.

INCLUDED: Spanish speaking guiding instructor, ATV, helmet and protective eyewear

RECOMMENDATIONS: long pants, sneakers, insect repellent, sun-block, swimsuit, towel and a change of clothes

Note : On that tour , we do not accept pregnant woman , clients under the influence of alcohol or any other form of intoxication.

DURATION: 3 hours FREQUENCY: Daily

 

PANAMA CANAL EXPEDITION

This is a fascinating adventure, ideal for nature lovers. From the shores of the world’s most famous man-made

lake, the Gatún Lake, you will be transported on fast motor boats where you will find yourself immersed in the magnificent jungle vegetation while touring by small islands and channels in the lake. This lake was created to supply and control the water resources available for the Panamá Canal operation. Along the route you will experience firsthand the splendor and excitement of the tropical rainforest, navigating by ancient secret routes used by the military, while passing closely by

large PANAMAX vessels (maximum size for ships transiting the Panamá Canal) traveling from one ocean to another through the middle of the continent. You will also have a chance to observe the process of the canal expansion and dredging to make the 4th set of locks. A visit to an island which hosted one of the most important American Radio Stations which served as a control and monitor center during World War II, processing all information in this inter oceanic route. A walk to the ruins of this abandoned Radio Station will take you back in history. (Subject to change due to the Canal dredging operations). As an

alternative, we will visit Summit Municipal Park: “A gem within the Soberania [Sovereignty] National Park”, which has a small zoo and a large variety of native and foreign species. The most representative specie in the park is the Harpy Eagle, Panama’s national bird. You will be engulfed by the exuberant vegetation and its fauna in this natural habitat: exotic birds (toucans, snail kite, jacanas, and falcons), howler and capuchin monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and crocodiles are just a few of the animals that you will see. Enjoy a picnic style lunch on the Sound of Silence Island while observing the transit of ships. Tour participants will be able to enjoy this trip while partaking in additional activities such as kayaks and fishing. A visit to the YMCA crafts market is also included.

INCLUDED: ground and boat transport (20 passengers each), English speaking tour guide, picnic style

lunch (sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks, snack).Kayaks, fishing gear.

RECOMMENDATIONS: long sleeve shirt, pants, running shoes or hiking boots, sun block, hat, sunglasses,

insect repellent, additional set of clothes.

Note: pregnant women or clients under the influence of alcohol or any other form of intoxication, are

not allowed on this tour

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 6:00 p.m.

 

PANAMA EXPRESS TRAIN

After a 3 1/2 hour bus ride, we arrive to the city of Colón, Panama’s commercial capital and the Western Hemisphere’s

largest Free Trade Zone. We also visit the Gatún Locks, the Canal´s biggest, where we get an introduction to the Canal

operations (subject to the Panamá Canal Authority’s transit schedule). We visit Portobelo, a city which position made it

the trading crossroads. In the ruins of the fortifications, the canons that served to defend the city are still in place. Today, Portobelo is an important pilgrimage site for the devotees of the Cristo Negro or Black Christ.

Enjoy a typical lunch (fried fish, plantains) at Playa Langosta local restaurant located on the beach. Depending on weather conditions, enjoy a swim in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. We take a panoramic tour of the city of Colón, before returning to Panama City on the Panama Canal Railway, the world’s first inter-oceanic railway (one hour train ride). The rails border the Canal stretch at all times, passing by the still immense Gatún Lake and through the dense, virginal tropical forests of the Canal Basin.

NOTE: The tour is subject to modifications related to the weather and the visit of Portobello followed by lunch on the beach may be replaced by a visit to the Fortress of San Lorenzo followed by a panoramic tour of the city of Colon

INCLUDED: ground and train transport, English-speaking tour guide, entry fees, snack, soft drink and lunch.

RECOMMENDATIONS: casual clothing, walking shoes, passport, sun-block, insect repellent, swimsuit, beach towel, change of clothes, hat, sunglasses.

DEPARTURE: 7:30 a.m. RETURN: 8:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday only)

 

PARTIAL CANAL TRANSIT

This is your chance to get to know the eighth wonder of the world from the best perspective imaginable - on board a boat

transiting through the locks. We embark from the dredging division at Gamboa in the Gatún Lake, navigate the Corte Culebra or Gaillard´s Cut through the continental division and head towards the Pedro Miguel Locks, on the Pacific side.

Here we can witness the Canal operating, as the ferry is hydraulically lowered 9 m. (30 feet). We continue to the Miraflores Locks, where the boat is again lowered another 18 m. (60 feet), and pass under the imposing Las Americas Bridge, which marks the entrance to the Canal on the Pacific side, before getting off at the Port of Balboa or Amador. Ground transfer back to the Hotel.

INCLUDED: ground and boat transport, English-speaking tour guide, snacks, soft drinks and lunch

RECOMMENDATIONS: light clothing, comfortable shoes, passport, sun-block and hat

DEPARTURE: 8:30 a.m. RETURN: 6:00 p.m.* (only Saturday)

*REMARK: The duration of the tour depends on transit schedules, and variations of up to two hours might occur.

Note: The vessel used may be different than the one on the picture

 

SAN BLAS ISLANDS

In the Caribbean Sea lies this exotically enchanting place, a coastline of 200 miles dotted with islands, coral reefs and

white sandy beaches. San Blas is in the care of one of the most traditional indigenous civilizations in the Americas: the Kuna Indians, whose culture is doubtlessly the most well-preserved among all the American indigenous tribes. The Kunas have

been given the authority to establish their own self-ruled territory, la Comarca de San Blas, where a tribe parliament

rules over the local population.

Take a leisurely walk through a typical village, while interacting with the natives and taking the opportunity to buy some pretty molas, the finest in Kuna craftsmanship. In the morning, you have a boat at your disposition to visit a nearby beach or coral reef for some unforgettable snorkelling.

INCLUDED: ground transfer Hotel – Albrook airport - hotel, round trip airfare, transport in motor-driven

canoe to the island, community tax, lodging in simple rooms, board (breakfast, light lunch, seafood

dinner), excursions to the village and beaches. Drinks not included.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Simple and light clothing, sneakers, wet shoes, insect repellent, swimsuit, sunblock, snorkeling equipment, bottled water, passport, cash for purchases, beach towel and a Cable and Wireless phone card

DEPARTURE: Daily DURATION: Overnight

Note:

*On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any other form of intoxication

* Flights are subject to change without prior notice. Maximum luggage weight: 12 kls per person.

 

SURF – EL PALMAR BEACH

A mere 30 minutes from the hotel we will find El Palmar, a small coastal town on Panama's Pacific coast where you will find

Panama Surf School, located in a privileged area of the Pacific Gulf, offering the possibility to surf in one of the country's most recognized beaches. The Surf School has a beachfront location with excellent waves that are ideal for beginners, as well as for experienced surfers. Professional surfers teach the classes and they will teach you basic aspects of this sports activity so that you can have a fun and safe experience.

There is one instructor per each couple of students. No prior experience is required, only a desire to have fun learning one of the most exciting aquatic sports and to embark in an adventure of riding the waves We also rent surfboards to experienced surfers.

INCLUDED: ground transportation, 2 hours of introductory training per person (theory, practice on sand and on water) bilingual instructor (Spanish – English), surfboard, snack, and refreshments.

RECOMMENDATIONS: must know how to swim, change of clothes, swimsuit, beach towel, sun-block, hat, sunglasses, rash guard or t-shirt to use during class.

Minimum Age: 12 years

Physical Conditions: Must be in good physical conditions and have no blood pressure or heart problems.

NOTE: Due to climatic conditions changes may be made prior to or during planned activities and schedules may change according to the tide. On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any other

form of intoxication.

Departures:

09:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

THE YAYAS FALLS

Located at the entrance of Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park in El Cope, approximately one hour away from the Resort. “Las

Yayas” Falls are found. This is a place where the water slides down huge volcanic rocks to finally divide itself in three falls. It is Mother Nature’s treasure, inviting you to learn about its history. You will also observe a variety of exuberant ferns, moss, orchids, bromelias, heliconias, and an endless number of endemic plants.

Along the road, we will find a small view point that invites you to admire the great scenery. It is about an hour and a half walk that allows you to take a close look a nature in an ecological adventure. At the end of the walk, you will enjoy a refreshing dip into this natural pool: the Yayas Falls.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: I - II

INCLUDED: Ground transport, English speaking, tour guide, entry fees, snack, and soft drinks.

RECOMMENDATIONS: light clothing, shorts, sneakers, wet shoes, insect repellent, sun block, sunglasses, hat, beach towel, and a change of clothing.

Note: On that tour, we do not accept pregnant woman, clients under the influence of alcohol or any

other form of intoxication.

DEPARTURE: 8:00 a.m. RETURN: 2:00 p.m.

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE -NOT ALL TOURS AVAILABLE FROM THE BEACH RESORT (see below)

Tours are subject to change at any time.

 

 

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