by Terence Baker | June 01, 2006

InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa

InterContinental Playa Bonita
Resort & Spa

Within a short distance of Panama’s capital, Panama City, is the new 300-room InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa. The hotel features several pools, a 10,000-square-foot spa, three restaurants and 12,500 square feet of meeting space. Nature lovers can enjoy a hiking trail that rises behind the property to reveal wonderful vistas and glimpses of colorful tropical birds.

About 20 miles north, the Playa Bonita resort’s sister property, the 145-room Gamboa Rainforest Resort, stands at the confluence of the Chagres River and the Panama Canal. Both properties can arrange expeditions to attractions such as Panama City’s wonderful Casco Viejo colonial district.