What We Love

  • Playa Blanca in Panama has the largest saltwater pool in the Caribbean. You'll find spacious areas, whirlpools and slides for the kids.
  • You'll find a variety of cuisines and cocktails at this all-inclusive resort.
  • Get your singing voice in tune. Karaoke is available at Sandy Disco.

Things to Know

  • Playa Blanca All-Inclusive Beach Resort is about two and half hours away from the airport.
  • Plan some time at Spa Azul where you can get a massage, a facial or body treatments.
  • A shuttle service is available to nearby attractions.
This all-inclusive haven is a great resort for the entire family. Not only can you nestle in on a cushy beach, but Playa Blanca All Inclusive has THE largest saltwater pool in the Caribbean. This massive pool has tons of loungers, pool slides for the kids, whirlpools and the popular pool bar. 

You'll also find a variety of cuisines, bars and another favorite place to relax - the spa. Be sure to book a much-needed massage - it's your vacay, so take advantage of it. This dreamy destination is bound to be on your bucket list.


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

Property Information

Year Built: 2003
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 219


Resort Details


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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 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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 2325 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Panama vacation

    We spent 2 wonderful weeks there. The first week was fantastic, parties, great entertainment and good food. The second week was the week that the world started closing things down. We lost our pools and the beach on the Monday, On Tuesday we lost our entertainment and on Wednesday we lost our bars and Thursday we lost our loungers. During this time the food was still very good and the staff was awesome. I would highly recommend this resort. Panama is a beautiful country.

    Apr 13, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    nice hot weather last half of Feb. enjoyed our vacation

    We flew Sunwing and other than it being very crowded at that small airport in Rio Hoto all went well. Sunwing should update their info and photos on this resort as it is outdated. One out of the three rooms booked was already occupied by other people when the bell boy opened the door! He was as suprised to see other vacationer's belongings in that room as we were but didn't understand English (none of our maids spoke English either) so after a trip to front desk another room was assigned. It was nasty with the patio doors duct tapped shut and smelt really bad! The next day a nice room was given close to other family rooms (as requested). Not a good start but we all enjoyed a great vacation. A la carts were dinner at Italian and Sushi and lunch also served at the salt water pool but others were $. Food at buffet was good as was the service (salt & pepper shakers rare). Rooms and resort were kept clean enough. Exception was the large pool nearest beach and it's bathrooms. Not enough staff assigned to clean bathrooms behind swim up bar often enough! Pool was too large for just one pool vacuum and one staff every morning to clean effectively although they really did try and not enough clorine or bromine was put in that pool at night after closing to keep it clean. Our family's biggest concern was the amount of used plastic glasses (everywhere) at this resort. We and some guests brought our re-usable cups and glasses but the amount of discarded plastic glasses locals and others left behind was horrific. Perhaps resort could issue a souvenir re-usable glass at check-IN to every paying guest to take home afterwards so plastic waste would greatly decrease? Just an idea for managers and resort owners.

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    PLaya Blanca Beach Resort has become our home away from home!

    My trip started March 9th with an Amazing warm Welcome. As Panama began to shut down along with the rest of the world. The hotel as well was forced due to Covid-19 to close Bars,Pools and Beach area to their guests and follow all safety protocols to keep everyone at minimal risk. That they did and I am so very impressed with all of their efforts! We cannot Thank all of the staff enough for all that they did to make sure the remainder of our stay was as enjoyable as possible. They were successful! We have been to the resort many times and the STAFF ARE THE REASON WE RETURN! They are our friends. Each and Everyone one of them are an asset to the hotel they make you feel like part of a family. Management,Dining staff,reception to Animation you all did an amazing job to make us feel safe and comfortable in this difficult time. Jehinner,Hector,Nemo and many more just to mention a few Thank you! We were very pleased to see improvements made to the hotel and now that it has closed they are taking this opportunity to make even more improvements and we will be very excited to see all that you have done. Come back even better and stronger then ever Playa Blanca Beach resort. We did not want to leave and we were very sad to go. We were not suppose to leave until March 23rd but The Panama Border was about to close. To all of our Playa Blanca Friends we will miss you. See you again next year. Stay safe and healthy.

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I love Playa Blanca Resort

    Panama First arrived 03/06/20 beginning of virus outbreak. The staff have been nothing short of amazing! As the world around us began to shut down, they embraced us in their loving hearts and kept us entertained, fed, our environment clean and safe and followed all Safety protocols necessary to keep EVERYONE including their selves At a min risk at all times. Ive made some beautiful, life long friends and I promise you all this, I WILL be returning ❤️ Special thanks to my new "circus" family, the coordinator of the entertainment division "J" Jehinner for always providing us with spectacular entertainment and For inviting me to perform after they sent the other performers home for their safety. My very small part in making the guest happy during this unusual time will forever be embedded in my heart. Thank you from my heart to yours J ❤️❤️ Nemo for always being funny, brilliantly talented, entertaining and and someone I now call my dear friend. ❤️Querido amigo a mi corazon❤️ To @monge.t , what a wonderful young woman with a beautifully old soul. She taught me more then she will ever know ♥️ shackline ❤️ friendship, joy in troubled times. She is an amazingly talented individual please follow her on Instagram 😉😊Tatiana te amo ❤️ To @Tarky0210 👏👏 a man I admire, brilliantly talented!! Adorable, kind and gentle ♥️ thank you for always astonishing me with your entertainment skills and teaching me new performance skills as well. I forever greatful to you. ♥️ Ill see you again mi amigo ❤️ To the dinning staff, the chef, greeters, cooks and food servers Flora, Maribell , and all the other friendly servers who's names I cant remember. Your service and attention to cleanliness was superior xo The food was aplenty and kind to the pallet 😊😊 To my new friend Erasmo Fuentes who always has a beautiful warm smile when entering and sitting in the dinning area 😊 Sorry my review is so long but for the last two weeks of my life these wonderful people at the Playa Blanca resort have been the glue that held me together during a difficult time for humanity. It was from a place that was full of love and warmth. For this it will forever be burned into my soul. There are not enough words in the universe to explain my gratitude 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Ps The Playa Blanca Resort in Rio Hato Panama beautifully maintained property, very clean rooms, exceptional service, amazing entertainment and most of all genuinely happy people who make your holiday experience their # 1 priority ❤️☺️❤️☺️ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🇵🇦🇨🇦❤️ With Love Jacqui Gallant London Ontario Canada

    Mar 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Playa Blanca resort has the BEST STAFF!!

    Visited from 03/14/20-03/20/20. Went with the family for school break. Through all the crisis around the world the staff was absolutely AMAZING. They treated us with upmost respect and hospitality. The resort and staff did everything they could to keep us well and entertained. The pools are fantastic. Beautiful beach. The food was also great. Italian restaurant was great. All in all we had a great time. But again the staff was great. And a big thanks to the entertainment staff especially Nemo. Hector. Yehiner. Tarky.

    Mar 19, 2020