In the unique destination of Panama, guests can experience beaches, rainforest, mountains and city—all from Dreams Playa Bonita Panama. Located on Playa Bonita, the closest beach to Panama City and literally meaning "beautiful beach," Dreams Playa Bonita Panama is only 40 minutes from the international airport, 30 minutes from the Panama Canal and 20 minutes from the city center. The resort is surrounded by Punta Bruja Nature Reserve along 2 km of golden sand beach on the Pacific Coast of Panama. The resort faces the ocean and offers stunning sunrise views. At night, guests can see the sparkling lights of ships along the water waiting to enter the Panama Canal in the distance. 11 seaside towers offer 307 luxurious guest rooms and suites all offering spectacular oceanfront views from a private balcony. Jungle walkways wind between an ocean view infinity pool, an adults-only pool, the Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, the Explorer’s Club for Kids and all the resort’s gracious amenities. Golf lovers can enjoy an on-site driving range and putting green, as well as nearby golf courses.

Location

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
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Below Average

    These reviews are for those making plans to travel so do yourself a huge favor and stay somewhere else. Food , Service, Entertainment were all below average. Paid $200 for a private dinner by the beach. What a joke !! Reservation was for 6:30 and received the wrong entree at 8:10, (we had specifically ordered a beef entree because I don’t eat shrimp). Server nowhere to be found. Only had 2 drinks due to no server !!! At that point, we left with no dinner. Spoke to concierge and we have yet to receive a refund or even an apology.

    Apr 16, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our visit

    The resort was nice and quiet. No activities there to do and what they said was going on didn't happen. No Uber would pick us up at the resort but from town we did Uber back. No evening shows except 2 the whole wk and they were very boring. Food was ok. No foam parties or white parties. Small resort with minimal things to do and see.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 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
    Paradise

    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
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