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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Farallon Beach

Beachside getaway

Your stay at this Rio Hato property places you within a 10-minute walk of Farallon Beach and Playa Blanca. Farallon Island and Santa Clara Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

All-inclusive

This smoke-free property features a private beach, free water park access, and a casino. Spend a day at the beach kayaking, or relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a waterslide, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

Luxury Suite, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$136* Per night/room Jul 10 - Jul 11

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Everyone (4) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Unfortunately this former gem has now suffered the effects of a tough economy, courtesy of the pandemic. Whereas years ago this used to be a more exclusive hotel, now, in an effort to attract more revenue, the hotel has adopted the initiative to offer timesharing, and in doing so, it has declined in quality and exclusiveness. Won’t be visiting again.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 10, 2022 by Gerson

thank you for your comment mr jose, we appreciate your honesty with us, but we are investing in more variety of food and better service, I hope you can give us another opportunity greetings

4 out of 5
Would like to had more towels and specially a mat so you wouldn’t fall when stepping out of the shower.

Posted by , from madison Georgia on Feb 12, 2020

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2 out of 5
This is not my first stay, so it was kind of dissaponting to : 1. No door lock inside 2. No refrigerator (they brought one afterwards) 3. No one answers at the front desk 4. Bath and hand washer problems with drainage 5. Just 2 big towels.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

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4 out of 5
It was ok. The only thing was that the kids pool was out of service. The kids were playing next to the bar. Also the floor is very slippery. Many kids fell down. Even my 86 year old mother!! Still hurt.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019

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4 out of 5

Nice beach hotel but beach not so clean

Everything was great but the cleanliness of the beach was disappointing. We drove from our other resort just to have a beach day and night and we couldn't even gather ourselves to get in such dirty water. And it's not Panama fault because the two beaches to The right near the Decameron resort and another resort close were gorgeous! So please clean the beach and the dogs on the beach were a little scary

Posted by on May 9, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel

Its excelent hotel it's near the beach and food is awsome

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 29, 2015 by playa blanca resort

thanks!

3 out of 5

Pretty good value

Cons: No free Internet, sub par restaurants
My friend and I just got back, and while there appear to be MANY bad reviews on this resort, we had a great time! The pools were great, swim up bar was great, the beach was great! Some of the lounge chairs need replacing. The rooms were always cleaned very well. The resort staff were not overly friendly, and we had to ask for towels to use in the gym, which was weird. Maybe they have a towel-stealing problem? The beds were really hard, which was not great. The food at the buffet was pretty good. We ate at the two restaurants on site; one a sushi restaurant and the other Thai. Stick with the buffet. The sushi was not very good and the Pad Thai that my friend ordered (which is the only Thai dish in the Thai restaurant) was like beef stroganoff... stick with the buffet. The nightly entertainment was pretty good and was directed at the families that were there. It appeared there were mainly families and couples, so if you are going with single girls/guys, not a lot of mingling. Overall, we had a great time! There was no inappropriate behavior from men or wild dogs mentioned by some crazy reviewers before me... It's definitely not a 5 star all-inclusive, but overall I'd rate it a 3... maybe a 4, just maybe.

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 11, 2012

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5 out of 5
Me gustó el lugar y las actividades. Muy familiar la comida es variada y agradable

Posted by , from Panamá on Mar 2, 2020

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About the Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Location 115 Km Via Interamericana, Rio Hato, Cocle

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and select beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tennis racquets
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Snorkeling not included
  • Tennis rackets not included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Local non-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All meals included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Theme parties included

Property Features

Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. Bring your whole family to Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive for summer fun including 3 outdoor swimming pools, a complimentary water park, and a children's pool. Free breakfast is available. There are 4 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 poolside bars, a bar/lounge, and a swim-up bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive property also offers outdoor tennis courts, a fitness center, and a garden. Self parking is free. This 4-star Rio Hato property is smoke free.

  • 219 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Karaoke
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Swim-up bar

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive offers 219 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Cable television is provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Panama Canal - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

El Velero - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Make Sushi - This restaurant specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

A private beach, an outdoor tennis court, a marina, and a complimentary water park with waterslides are featured at the property. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A damage deposit of USD 50.00 will be collected before check-in.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.