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The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection

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340 Calle 3ra Riviera Pacifica, Buenaventura Panama
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Value
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Tennis court
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Angela B wrote a review Jul 2022
Jacksboro, Tennessee12 contributions
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This property is ocean front with several pools between the resort and beach. This is like a little community. Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly. Our room was kept clean,organized and well stocked with towels and other items including water. This is a peaceful and beautiful place to stay. Complimentary breakfast is wonderful. I would love here if I could!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a grocery store inside the resort also, a dentist’s office and doctors office. There...
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AllisonCW wrote a review Jul 2022
Boquete, Panama2068 contributions297 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Marriott Buena Vista Golf and Beach Resort. The landscaping and foliage was the most beautiful I have seen in any hotel… So much lush beauty all around including an enormous and majestic tree out front that was about 100 years old. Royal and coconut palms, flowering bushes and lovely trees made this property stupendous. The resort has a variety of beautiful pools both large and small and Jacuzzi hot tub and restaurants and swim up bars to enjoy. It has sand volleyball and tennis courts. The rooms were spacious and super clean and the sundries were nice as well. TV offerings were good as was the WiFi connection. We received a personalized welcome letter and some sweets from different parts of Panama. I was so excited to have a room with a bathtub to enjoy (they are elusive in Panama). The bed was very comfortable. My only complaint is that the pillows are not fluffy enough. You can borrow complementary bicycles and ride around the community, which is absolutely stunning with the beautiful homes, golf course, beautiful birds and bright green iguanas! There are several restaurants to choose from. Tai Kai had excellent sushi. Try a mango strawberry daiquiri out by the El Faro pool area. Criollo had good food also and the breakfast was absolutely outstanding with so much to choose from and all delicious! The beach was nice but nothing special and there’s a little zoo nearby to enjoy. It is a kid and pet friendly place, although I was happy to see an Adults-Only pool! The highlight of our stay was the incredible service we received from absolutely every employee. They all went above and beyond to make sure you were well taken care of with a kind word and sweet smile. The Panamanian people are the nicest! I hope I didn’t leave anyone out but I want to give a special recognition to the following excellent employees for a job well done: Miguel, Evelin, Stefany, Elisabet, Denia, Ezequiel, Eric, Álvaro, Osvaldo at Criollo and El Faro. Jamie, Itanys and Jean at the front desk. Yulenys our housekeeper was very accommodating. A special thank you goes out to all those employees in addition to the excellent behind the scenes such as the cooks, bartenders, cleaners and gardeners! Management has done a great job on setting the standard of customer service excellence… please let them know how appreciated they are. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Carlos L. wrote a review Jun 2022
Palm Springs, California1345 contributions678 helpful votes
This place is an amazing place to stay! We were welcomed warmly and manager came out to greet us personally (I am Ambassador level). I got a suite as I wanted to enhance experience (didnt wait for comp upgrade etc) and it was a beautiful room. We noticed some leaking by bath tub and called maintenance and they come up. We left to the beach. . . . In the middle of the day, an attendant found us (it shows their level of customer service as they found us) and he stated I needed to come immediately to room. My worst fears were realized.. .the pipe broke and got our clothes wet (not everything but most). The manager was there and apologized profusely. They took our clothes and said they would wash and dry them. My wife's fav espadrilles were wet and of all the things that got wet those were the items I felt would not be "fixed" The manager assured me that they would make things right. I went to go talk to my wife and gave her the bad news. She took it in stride and we just continued to enjoy our tine by beach. When we came in the staff had moved us to a "casita" which is a wonderful upgrade and our clothes and items had been moved in and were nicely washed and pressed. Everything looked great. A short time later someone came in with my sport coat and my wife's shoes and they were immaculate! Wow what a top notch place. Then they comped us some items or gave us a credit I cant remember as we stayed there in March. We had talked to Ricardo Diaz Rooms Manager and Victor Concepcion Peren Gerente General. Both were spectacular! The restaurants in this gated community were also amazing. Breakfast and dinner were great and grounds are immaculate. The beach and pool areas are wonderful. This place is a gem! We will come back no doubt and recommend highly as this is one of best places in Panama and in general compares to top notch places in world. Service is what sets them apart! and there was no one here! We felt we had the place to ourselves. Yes you can go to Hawaii or Costa Rica but those places are overrun with no place to enjoy quiet or beach. My wife and I will come back here no doubt and highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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MarklarAustin wrote a review May 2022
Austin, Texas74 contributions
Stayed in several resorts during the pandemic : Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and more. This one isn’t that great. The people are very friendly and staff is very nice. But there are so many things that just add up to a less than 4 star rating for sure. 1) freezing room 2) no hot water in shower 3) no welcome drink 4) very long lines to have breakfast buffet omelette bar 5) missing furniture from room 6) dinner reservation messed up at the restaurant that is only open one night out of our three 7) waiting for check at bar late at night for 1.5 hours, so we left, then they followed us to our room! At 10:30 pm knocking on our door! 8) and absolutely no paper menus or activity schedules. You have to use phones (internet slow) and sadly our eyes are getting old and if it’s for the environment (vs pandemic) they use paper towel rolls to clean omelette bar so they aren’t saving any paper ! Many of these things have been addressed to the staff.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Recommend not coming to Rio Hato area. Beaches not nice. And no great hotels. tBest to go to...
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Response from Victor Concepción Perén, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection
Responded May 31, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at Buenaventura Panama Golf & Beach Resort during your last trip to Panama. I am very thankful for having brought to our attention the areas of opportunities you kindly detailed in your tripadvisor comments. It is only through the valuable feedback from loyal customers like you that we realize we are failing in satisfying our guest’s expectations. We appreciate the time you took to share your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you better in the future. A pleasure to serve you.
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melanie g wrote a review May 2022
Vancouver, Canada38 contributions6 helpful votes
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We have traveled to a lot of beach destinations and this property did not disappoint! Marriotts are always amazing but this property is very special. The rooms are clean and comfy, the Pools are outstanding and the service amazing! Osvald our server at the steak House was excellent even so far as finding my lost shirt and returning it the next day at the pools. Excellent for couples or families and the beach goes on for mile!I highly recommend this place. We will be back many times for sure! Bonus points they served me as a Celiac and new exactly how to handle my allergy! Drinks are expensive but the margaritas are yummy!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jaclyn wrote a review Apr 2022
New York City, New York1 contribution
I just left Buenaventura and I can’t wait to return. This resort is one of the most beautiful I’ve been to in my life. Very lush, sprawling property so be ready for a decent walk from the hotel to the beach. The staff were all incredibly pleasant and you could feel the genuine hospitality. The food was great at each of the restaurants, which is a good thing because there isn’t much to experience outside of the resort that isn’t far away. The front desk helped in organizing excursions and activities like jet skis, boat rides, trip to Valle de Anton, etc. The resort has a lot of kids and dogs so beware of that if you don’t want that vibe. I personally loved seeing the dogs around. If I had to find a flaw, I would have preferred a bit more lively Spanish music by the pool/beach and some evening entertainment. Recommendation to the staff: encourage guests to take a tour of the property upon arrival because we didn’t do that and we definitely missed out on some things that was available!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ianir wrote a review Apr 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina106 contributions65 helpful votes
Resort is at the center of a gated community. A lot of pools, restaurants and a good beach. All the services one would expect from a hotel like this. Beach might not be white sand, but it is great to relax and sunbath.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Victor Concepción Perén, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection
Responded Apr 16, 2022
Dear Ianir, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers. We are happy to learn that you could relax and enjoy our culinary creations and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Until then, we wish you safe travels.
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Flutura wrote a review Apr 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates127 contributions74 helpful votes
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Buennaventura Beach Golf Resort is truly one of the most beautiful places in Panama. A real gem, a relaxing place and so amazing beach and golf course. What I love most about coming back here is the staff, very professional and so nice people making you feel home. I love the little note I found when I entered in the room so thoughtful, and want to give a special thank you to Flor who took care of my reservation , the manager assistant and the reception staff amazing people ! Thank you 🙏 Marylin and Richelle for being super amazing and making me feel so welcome and making us to come back! Flutura
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Victor Concepción Perén, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection
Responded Apr 16, 2022
Dear Flutsi, thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experiences with other travelers. We appreciate your kind words and are delighted to learn that you could enjoy some relaxing days with us. Also, thank you for noting the exceptional service provided by Marylin and Irishell at the front desk. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.
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Cheryl094 wrote a review Mar 2022
Chicago, Illinois344 contributions198 helpful votes
I travel dozens of times per year so it takes a lot to impress me. I have to admit that I hesitated booking the Buenaventura because of its distance from Panama City and I wasn't sure there would be enough to do there. I have to say that the photos on the website do NOT do the property justice; the resort is much much more beautiful than the photos show. This is class act hotel that meets every expectation possible. I did decide to take my chances with the Buenaventura because I thought that would allow me to visit Cocle province which I probably wouldn't have done had I stayed in Panama City. Not only is the province beautiful and the Buenaventure can arrange everything for you, but the hotel is so wonderful, I should have spent even more than the three nights I did. I just can't say enough good things about the hotel. First of all, the hotel staff at the front desk were helpful before I even left home. Before I arrived, I had contacted them about airport transfers and excursions with private guides. The planning was absolutely flawless. The value for the money is outstanding here. This resort is palacial. It is full of beautiful surroundings with an open-air lobby with rooms built around it. There is an absolutely lovely cocktail bar on the pond outside the main lobby, an idyllic beach bar and more restaurants (I couldn't even try them all). I LOVED the breakfast -- and I am always underwhelmed at hotel breakfasts. There was variety every single day and very high quality items and baked goods. I need the recipe to their almond croissants!!!! The Panamanian dishes at Criolla were excellent. The tamales and the sancocho!!!!! The food was suprisingly excellent; I'd go eat there even if I wasn't staying there. The beach is HUGE. It goes on for miles and miles and it is so clean with white and black sparkling quartz sand -- absolutely gorgeous. If you are tired of the ocean, there are a dozen pools, some are adults only, which is wonderful for me. And I love the bar you can swim up to. You can swim whenever you want which is nice--early or late. For the airport and excursions, they use Quality Transport which is a top notch service with great drivers and they arranged for us to have the best guide possible, Eduardo Sanchez. Ask for him by name and you won't be disappointed. The hotel arranged a private tour of El Valle and Penonome and luxurious hidden waterfalls. We had the time of our lives. The hotel is SPOTLESS. I've never seen a cleaner hotel. It is absolutely clean and tidy in every corner at all times, even at breakfast when the waitstaff is so busy. The rooms are BETTER than in the photos. The bath products are top notch. All the staff is wonderful. I can't say enough about this hotel. My only regret is that I didn't stay long enough. Beautiful!!!!! Deserves an award for originality and beauty and service!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Victor Concepción Perén, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection
Responded Apr 16, 2022
Dear Cheryl094, thank you for taking the time to review our property and share your experience with other travelers. We are thrilled to learn that we have made such a great impression on you and are grateful for your kindness in recommending other travelers to visit us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future, until then, we wish you safe travels.
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Andre B. wrote a review Mar 2022
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Thoroughly impressed by our stay here. We usually book more contemporary places - the Buenaventura blends old world luxury with updated amenities. Just the 10-minute drive through the property to the hotel is stunning, with giant trees and gardens puts you in a different state of mind. The open air lobby and hallways are manicured and breezy. We were upgraded to a larger room with a massive soaking tub. Also, the loyalty welcome gift was offered and more impressive than others I’ve received stateside. Truly made us feel like honored guests. We counted over a dozen pools between the hotel and beach club, and enjoyed all of them! The Faro pool is a stunner. The beach is steep, but the black and white sands reflect the sunset beautifully. In small details you can tell it is an older property, but it’s exceptionally well-kept. The staff is a pleasure. Only issue was the wifi is spotty, but I was not there to work anyway.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Victor Concepción Perén, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection
Responded Apr 16, 2022
Dear jungleflyer000, thank you for your impecable review. We are thrilled to know we have made such a great impression and are grateful for your kind words. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
$167 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bristol buenaventura hotel farallon, bristol bueneventura santa clara
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort
LOCATION
PanamaColon ProvinceBuenaventura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
118
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Playa Santa Clara (5.0 miles) and Palmer Beach (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Fogata, Pipa's Beach Bar & Restaurant, and Cokoblue.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection have airport transportation?
Yes, The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.