Playa Bonita is a very nice beach area in the quiet Playa Bonita area approximately 45 minutes from Panama City Airport.
Intercontinental Playa Bonita is very popular with conventions and short beach stays for sightseeing outside of the Panama City area.
Playa Bonita is a smaller beach but still long enough for a good walk along the beach in a natural setting. Beach walking has an added bonus of great seashell hunting when the tide goes down and the ocean is great for swimming.
Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort offers an all-inclusive package. This package is not as all inclusive as the typical Mexican all-inclusive resort so check it out and decide if it’s worth it to you.
Three restaurants are available on site. One is buffet and one is a seaside grill. Lighthouse is a more formal restaurant offering Panamanian and International food. Three bars are available on site - pool bar, lobby bar and a lounge bar. The food is very good at Intercontinental Playa Bonita with lots of selection of local foods and international foods.
The Spa at Intercontinental is beautiful and well worth spending a relaxing afternoon.
The resort offers 5 swimming pools and a spa tub for enjoying the Panama beauty and sun.
Remember you are in a very natural area and you must bring mosquito repellant and wear it especially around dusk and in the evening. Do this throughout Panama as you’re never far from the natural jungle.
If you are looking for a hotel on the beach near Panama City, this is a good choice.