Now Open—the Westin Playa Bonita, Panama

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Set on 1.25 miles of golden sand along the Pacific Ocean and with the rainforest as its backyard, not to mention its close proximity to Panama City, the newly opened Westin Playa Bonita marries culture and nature in one stunning locale.

Perfectly Located Only a 20-minute drive from the country’s exhilarating capital of Panama City, guests of the Westin Playa Bonita have both cultural and historical opportunities for tourism—if they want to leave the resort at all, that is.

Excursions into the surrounding area will lead guests to the nearby Panama Canal Miraflores locks, Punta Bruja Nature Reserve, the historical district of Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and modern shopping centers and casinos.

If your clients are interested in taking a day trip, point them toward one of the many offerings via Gamboa Tours. Offering a selection of tours from four to eight hours, Gamboa Tours itineraries explore the Gamboa Rainforest Reserve, the Chagres River and Embera village, the Panama canal and the historical city of Portobelo. Rates start from $49 pp and vary based on itinerary. For more information, visit gamboatours.com.

Rest Assured All 611 luxurious guestrooms, including 67 suites, feature a Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath, high-speed Internet, in-room safe, LCD TV, and balcony with stunning ocean and tropical forest views.

Eat and Drink Well Guests will delight in the varied mix of eclectic oceanfront restaurants, offering energizing Pacific Rim cuisine; Mediterranean tapas; Asian fusion; upscale Latin steakhouse; international buffet and seafood a la carte. For a more personal affair, clients can take advantage of 24-hour in-room dining for a romantic evening in.

At the lobby bar, guests can unwind with an international mix of wine, beers and cocktails in an open setting, while taking in views of the relaxing waters of the Pacific. Meanwhile, down by the beach they can enjoy music and Mediterranean tapas at Soleo, or sip a refreshing frozen cocktail while swimming in the pool or sun tanning at the beach.

Fitness and Free Time Visitors to the Westin Playa Bonita are encouraged to take a revitalizing stroll along the beach with food and bar service provided. Alternatively, guests may opt for a freshwater swim in one or all of the four freshwater infinity-edge pools, each with a swim-up bar. Either way, an array of aquatic activities await guests of the Westin Playa Bonita.

Other facilities available on-property include concierge services, a variety of shops, ATM, Service Express car rental and valet parking.

For more information about the Westin Playa Bonita, Panama, visit starwoodhotels.com.