My husband and I are independent birders. We rented a car for our 2 week trip to Panama City Area and other Panama locations. The grounds are lovely for birding including ponds and trails and our super spacious room overlooked the forest. At 6am it was lovely to see the mist rising over the rain forest. Shortly after the birds were moving. this location is reasonably close to the famous Canopy Tower so it shared in many of the same birds. Its incredibly close to all the famous spots-- Its an easy 15 minutes from Pipeline trail. After a sweltering hike on pipeline trail or plantation trail or a visit to the ponds, its delightful to come back to our elegant air-conditioned room, check CNN, swim in the pool and eat at the restaurants. Can't withdraw from birding? no problem-- just wander the grounds. the restaurants (really only one while we were there) were very good and offered non meat eaters a sufficient variety. the buffet breakfast was generous with an omlette bar and fresh fruit and a variety of breads and juices. We found the buffet for breakfast set up really early and managed to eat or take a carry out package for people anxious to be out and about using their binoculars. The staff was super friendly and helped us thru a problem with the car rental company. there's not much choice for outside-the-complex dining but you could drive to Gamboa Forest Resort, which we did for lunch, another fun place to watch bird life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Summit Hotel & Golf Panama is surrounded by 160 acres of lush rainforest around the Panama Canal, and is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Panama City. Lodging at our Hotel is a quiet alternative to downtown accommodations, while still providing free shuttle service to top attractions like the Miraflores Locks and the Albrook Shopping Center, both just a short drive from our hotel’s address in the Panama City area. While visiting our Panama hotel, you’ll also have access to exceptional on-site amenities, including our professional 18-hole golf course, full American breakfast, airport transportation, free wireless Internet access, two outdoor pools and a nature trail with a butterfly exhibit. ... more less
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- Radisson Summit Hotel And Golf Panama/Panama City