Accommodation in Santiago
If you are heading to Santiago it would be wise to reserve a room as soon as possible, as there are only a limited number of accommodations on offer. Look through Travelocity's Santiago hotels page for a convenient list of places to stay.
Santiago Vacation Packages
Far from the hustle and bustle of Panama City, 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest to be precise, lies Santiago.
It seems like even people who claim to find nature boring enjoy themselves at the beach, so there's no reason not to head on over to Panama's beaches. Two must-visit beaches are Santa Clara Beach, which is 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the east of Santiago, and Farallon Beach, 60 miles (97 kilometers) east.
There's no need to travel too far to take in Plaza Banconal and Escuela Normal Juan Demostenes Arosemena.
An easy day trip to Atalaya means you'll see some popular attractions, like Catedral of Santiago Apostol and Parque Nacional Cerro Hoya.
About 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north of Santiago is Santa Fe, an area that contains Orchid House, Town Square and Catholic Church of Santa Fe. Alto de Piedra Waterfall and Cascada de Bermejo are some additional options.
Traveling is hard work. After enduring a few hours of exploring, re-energize at your choice of the regional restaurants and bars.
Rice and plantains are often found in the kitchens of this region.
Two dishes that really bring out the flavor of the region are tamales (corn dough rolls) and corvina (baked fish). Have a taste of these and you will feel as if you've been here all your life.
Raspados (ice topped with sweet syrup) is a delicious sweet treat that no tourist should miss.
Immerse yourself in the local culture by ordering a Balboa, a popular beer in the area.
If you want a non-alcoholic beverage, you should taste resbaladera (chilled barley and rice drink).
An excellent way to make friends with the locals is learning a little of their language, so brush up on some elementary Spanish expressions. A common term is ¿Cuánto cuesta? (how much is this?), which almost everyone will understand. Also, understanding Buenos días, which translates to good morning, is going to be another useful tool to have in your arsenal.
Be sure to inquire about any festivities often held for Independence Day on the 3rd of November.
Spend the last of your balboas on some gifts to take home, and say, "Hasta la vista" to Santiago.
If you're traveling to Santiago by air, keep in mind that this destination's closest major airport is Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport, located 110 miles (177 kilometers) away.
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Located in the heart of Santiago, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaza Banconal, Omar Torrijos Herrera Stadium, and Catedral of Santiago Apostol.
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Situated in Santiago, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaza Banconal, Omar Torrijos Herrera Stadium, and Catedral of Santiago Apostol.