Panama Resort Vacation with Airfare and Car - Panama City, Panama

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Panama City Vacation with Airfare

Panama's capital city and largest metropolis, Panama City, sits close to the border of South America on the Isthmus of Panama. Sandwiched between a rainforest and the Pacific coast, the subtropical city enjoys some 300 days of sunshine annually, and temperatures rarely dip below 70 degrees. Your five-day Panama City vacation sets you up in the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa, steps from its own private beachfront overlooking the Bay of Panama.

This getaway also includes round-trip airfare from Miami International Airport (MIA). You'll have a rental car for four days so you can explore the area at your own pace.

Panama City, Panama

A short drive from the hotel, you can find downtown Panama, dubbed “a dynamic metropolis” by the New York Times. It’s home to shiny skyscrapers, raucous dance clubs, and the whirlwind Carnival celebration, which takes place in the days before Ash Wednesday.

Other notable attractions in the city include:

Casco Viejo: Located northeast of the resort. Spanish colonial churches and Moorish palaces line the often-cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The name roughly translates to "old shell,” and it seems to fit. The tree-lined plazas that once hosted bullfights and bazaars are now filled with street vendors, buskers, and artsy nightclubs.

Panama Canal: When construction on the Panama Canal wrapped up in 1914, it was a historic moment—the Isthmus of Panama now connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Frommer's calls the canal "one of the grandest engineering feats in the world.” It can take up to half a day to cross the canal. If that’s out of the question, simply stop at the Miraflores Locks, where you can watch cargo ships passing through. Exhibits in this area chronicle the canal's construction and significance to global trade.

Metropolitan National Park: At close to 700 acres, this park—roughly 20 minutes from the hotel—contains a tropical rainforest, where hundreds of exotic birds make their home alongside iguanas and sloths. A crane tour lifts visitors high above the forest for a chance to glimpse spider monkeys or see a bird's-eye view of Panama City's burgeoning skyline.

Day Trips

Many of Panama's other attractions are just an hour or two from the city. Head north toward the village of Embera for a nice day trip. A boat can take you upriver into the tiny village, where thatched-roof houses perch on stilts. Here, villagers hand-weave baskets and perform a ceremonial hummingbird dance that is rumored to encourage healing.

Click here for a day-by-day breakdown of the trip.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Five-day, four-night stay in Panama with airfare from Miami (MIA), rental car, and accommodations at Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa. Valid for Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required) or pay an extra fee to travel solo. Read about different purchase options here.

  • Option 1: $999, valid for travel 1/3/13–4/15/13 (up to a $1,665 value)
  • Option 2: $899, valid for travel 4/16/13–12/19/13 (up to a $1,499 value)

Fee to travel solo: $350

Book by: 12/31/12
Travel by: 4/15/13 or 12/19/13, depending on option

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare from Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Four-day car rental
  • Four-night stay at Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Private beach and five pools
  • Restaurant and three bars
  • Spa
  • Foreign-currency exchange
  • 24-hour fitness center
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/31/12 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 4/15/13 or 12/19/13
  • 1/person, +1 as a gift
  • 1/visit
  • Reservation req'd, subj to avail
  • Redeemed at booking; no refunds processed by Groupon post booking
  • Merchant is responsible for refunds and cx fees once redeemed; no refunds after flight booking
  • $300 fee to cancel
  • 60-day cx req'd or fee of 1/2 Groupon price; 30-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • CC req'd at booking/check-in; must be 18+
  • Not valid w/ reward points
  • Valid only for Deluxe rooms & manual car
  • Gratuities, entrance fees, and travel ins not included
  • $350 to travel solo.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Room

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 2 children 12 or younger
  • Adding occupants above standard: Children 12 or younger can be added for $599/child.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade Club Intercontinental and Regular suite and/or All-inclusive Premium Plan for an additional fee.

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from Miami International Airport (MIA)

Traveler's Tips

Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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