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The Bristol

The Bristol, Panama City, Panama

The Bristol is a lovely 56 bedroom hotel designed with a touch of Latin American charm. The lobby is adorned with paintings by Panamanian artists and the hotel facilities are excellent.

Guest rooms are large with marble bathrooms, there is a fitness studio and a first class restaurant serving a range of Panamanian specialities. Its location is in the centre of the financial district, within walking distance of the city’s cultural attractions, shopping quarters and the Bay of Panama.

Our rating: First Class

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Embera Indians. Panama

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      Embera Indian Village

      This tour goes up into the hills outside Panama City to the Chagres river where you transfer with your guide on to an open-top Embera motorised canoe. You zip along the clear river waters by boat through beautiful scenery to visit the small indigenous community of Embera Indians in the Chagres National Park.

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    • Gatun Lake Boat Tour & Rainforest Hike
      Gatun Lake, Panama

      Gatun Lake Boat Tour & Rainforest Hike

      Gatun Lake Boat Tour & Rainforest Hike

      Travel along the scenic Gamboa Road to the Soberania National Park for a walk along the Pipeline Road, Plantation Road or El Charco Trail, all of which are fantastic for viewing the unique ecology of the canal watershed.

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    • Panama City & Canal Tour
      Panama Canal, Panama City

      Panama City & Canal Tour

      Panama City & Canal Tour

      The tour of Panama City takes in the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal, Panama Viejo and Casco Antiguo. The tour begins with a visit to the impressive Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal.

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    • Portobello & San Lorenzo Forts
      Portobello Fort, Panama

      Portobello & San Lorenzo Forts

      Portobello & San Lorenzo Forts

      After crossing the canal over one of the lock gates you continue to Fort San Lorenzo, which was constructed by the Spaniards in 16th Century to defend against the constant threat of pirates seeking to interrupt the transporting of Inca gold. The fort is very isolated and accessed via a bumpy road but the drive is worth it with stunning views out across the Caribbean sea and the mouth of the Chagres River.

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    • The Discovery Catamaran
      The Discovery (Catamaran)

      The Discovery Catamaran

      The Discovery Catamaran

      The Discovery is owned and operated by Panama Marine Adventures (PMA) and is a 33 metre purpose built catamaran capable of travelling up to a speed of 18 knots.

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