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The Bristol Panama is located in the heart of Panama’s financial district just 12 miles from Tocumen International Airport (PTY). The hotel is within easy walking distance of some of the best restaurants, shopping malls and nightlife.

From its location in the modern banking center, The Bristol Panama luxury hotel is also a convenient departure point for sightseeing, including the Panama Canal, Old Panama and Casco Viejo (Colonial Panama, the historic center of today’s capital) as well as the Metropolitan National Park and the Bio-Museum designed by Frank Gehry.

Shoppers will find craft markets located in Casco Antiguo and Panama Viejo.

We offer a variety of excursions leaving from the hotel. Our Concierge from the Bristol Panama Hotel can coordinate a walk through Casco Antiguo, Cerro Ancón area, the Causeway or a partial or complete transit through the Panama Canal. Combine your unbelievable experience with a late shopping afternnon in our modern and exclusive malls.

 

Nearby points of interest include:

THE PANAMA CANAL & THE PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM

THE PANAMA CANAL & THE PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM

If you’ve ever wondered about the quickest route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, you’re not alone: the world economy changed when ships could cut across Panama in 8 to 10 hours thanks to the Panama Canal. Original construction began on this 48-mile ship canal by France in 1881; the United States completed the project in 1914, and today Panama controls what’s been called one of the seven wonders of the modern world. If you want to learn more about this engineering marvel, the Panama Canal Museum is a nonprofit, public museum devoted to the history of the canal.

CASCO ANTIGUO

CASCO ANTIGUO

Also known as Casco Viejo, which is Spanish for “Old Quarter,” the historic district of Panama City was settled in 1673 after the original Panama City was almost completely destroyed by an intentional fire and looting by pirates. It’s built on a peninsula, and today preserves the first buildings of Panama. Visitors and the press (think Travel & Leisure) rave about the cobblestone streets, the stunning architecture and the general charm of the city. Many consider Casco Antiguo to be a destination unto itself.

PANAMA VIEJO

PANAMA VIEJO

Panama Viejo is all that’s left of the original Panama City, before it was set ablaze and destroyed by pirates. Together with Casco Antiguo, Panama Viejo is labeled a “World Heritage Site.” If you’re a history buff, an archaeological fan or just enjoy walking around a beautiful old city, Panama Viejo is for you.

MULTIPLAZA PACIFIC SHOPPING MALL

MULTIPLAZA PACIFIC SHOPPING MALL

One of a chain of shopping malls, Multiplaza Pacific mall is considered by many to be the finest shopping experience in Panama City. It’s huge, for starters, and it contains many upscale stores for just about anything you’d need to buy. You’ll find grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, banks, and, of course, a movie theater. The whole thing is air conditioned, so it’s a lovely way to while away the hours when the sun and heat start to build.

SOHO SHOPPING MALL

SOHO SHOPPING MALL

SoHo Mall offers more than 100 commercial establishments with the finest brands in an extraordinary atmosphere. An innovative architecture with natural elements and cozy spaces will make a unique experience. SoHo mall is the  fanciest mall across the region .

 

METROPOLITAN NATIONAL PARK

METROPOLITAN NATIONAL PARK

Parque Natural Metropolitano sits right in the middle of Panama City: an oasis in an urban setting. There are several well-marked hiking trails that lead to spectacular views of the city and, while they’re steep, they are absolutely worth the trek to the top. On the way, though, pay attention to the amazing biodiversity. The park is home to 284 species of trees, 45 species of mammals, 254 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

THE EMBERA COMMUNITY

THE EMBERA COMMUNITY

 The Embera–Wounaan is a semi-nomadic indigenous people in Panama, living in the province of Darien at the shores of the Cucunaque, Sambu, Tuira Rivers and its water ways. The Embera-Wounaan was formerly and widely known by the name Chocó, and they speak the Embera and Wounaan   languages, part of the Chocoan language family.

BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM

BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM

This museum serves as a visual landmark in Panama City, mainly because of the exterior design. World-renowned architect Frank Gehry, who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, topped the structure with what looks like colorful pieces of crumpled metal. Look beyond the cool exterior, though, and you’ll be amazed by the extensive botanical gardens. Look further and you’ll find fascinating outdoor exhibits, and even an ocean exhibit.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Airports:

Tocumen International (PTY)

Marcos Gelabert (small and private planes)

Currency:

Balboa is on par with the U.S. dollar. and U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere.

We accept Visa, Mastercad & American Express. 

Climate:

Temperatures vary between 80-90 Fahrenheit (25-30 Celsius). It’s humid, especially from mid-April to December.

Clothing :

For leisure travelers lightweight clothes are recommended.

Communications:

You can find the major telephone comapanies. WI-FI is easily accesable. 

Language:

Spanish is the oficial language, but English is widely spoken in cities and in touristic areas.

Taxis:

In Panama City you have the following options:

  • Taxi
  • Metro
  • Bus
  • Uber

Time Zone:

We are located in the GMT -5 time zone.  Panama is Central Standard Time (CST).

Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia
P.O. Box 0835-00257, Panama City, Panama
+507.264.0000
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