We enjoyed our extended stay very much. We stayed at this location for a month. So much to do if you want to be active. If not, then just relax watching the magnificent ships transiting into and out of the Panama Canal. The condo apartment is just as described, with modern furniture, and decorated very nicely. Very clean. Esteban and his wife Carmen, are wonderful hosts with past ties to Canada. They were so helpful in answering any queries we might have. The location on the Amador Causeway, is perfect. Great for walking, seeing the sights and visiting restaurants. Many activities close by, from SUP rentals to fishing charters, high speed ferry tours to Taboga and the Pearl Islands, bicycle rentals, etc. Local bus service available, very reliable and modern. Taxis also plentiful.
In summary, a Great Place, and certainly would go back. Thanks Esteban and Carmen for making us feel so much at home in your Condo, and so comfortable on the beautiful Amador Causeway and surrounds.
Our family of 6 really enjoyed our time at Playa Bonita during spring break. We must admit, we had a tough beginning; 4am flight, got to resort starving, didn't read any check in instructions, had the slowest server at lunch possible. After a mojito poolside, we were ready to vacation! The condo at the Playa Bonita was the perfect size, fit us very comfortably, and great location. We felt like we were the only people there! We opted to purchase the week membership at the Pearl so that we could use the less crowded pool and it was well worth the reasonable price tag. This club only has bar/restaurant open Friday-Sunday so the other days you will need to bring something down with you or just hop over to the Westin pool for a quick bite, the quesadillas and margaritas were a big hit. The gym at the condo is fine, the gym at the Pearl is super nice so either way you have choices. We had a few meals at the Westin, all were great, especially the breakfast buffet. Only thing negative I will say that restaurants do not store their wine in any temp controlled storage. At the end of the night we played pool and ping pong in the game room at the condo, which we had all to ourselves every night which the boys loved. Before our trip I tried to make tour arrangements and had a difficult time, couldn't believe I was flying to a foreign country with no plans. There is a tourism desk literally right next to the check in counter at the Westin that can plan everything you want to do with no problems at all. They were very helpful and explained all the options quite well. We had spotty luck with the concierge for dinner recommendations but superb assistance from the bellmen for help with transportation every single time we wanted to go somewhere. Overall we had an amazing time and the boys made memories to last a lifetime. Panama City is such a beautiful combination of old architecture mixed with modern. The Panama Canal museum in Casco Viejo is a must do either before or after the canal ride itself, which is just mind blowing. And to spend the day fishing on a lake in the canal with the sounds of monkeys in the background, doesn't get much better! Thank you for such a great stay!!