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By a verified traveller on Wed 12 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Farallon Beach

Beachside getaway

Your stay at this Rio Hato property places you within a 10-minute walk of Farallon Beach and Playa Blanca. Farallon Island and Santa Clara Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).


This smoke-free property features a private beach, free water park access, and a casino. Spend a day at the beach kayaking, or relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a waterslide, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

Balconies, cable TV

The 219 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer balconies and coffee/tea makers. Free bottled water, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Deluxe Double

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
C$223* Per night/room 13 Sep. - 14 Sep.

Luxury Suite, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Everyone (4)
4 out of 5
Would like to had more towels and specially a mat so you wouldn’t fall when stepping out of the shower.

Posted by , from madison Georgia on 12 Feb. 2020

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2 out of 5
This is not my first stay, so it was kind of dissaponting to : 1. No door lock inside 2. No refrigerator (they brought one afterwards) 3. No one answers at the front desk 4. Bath and hand washer problems with drainage 5. Just 2 big towels.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
It was ok. The only thing was that the kids pool was out of service. The kids were playing next to the bar. Also the floor is very slippery. Many kids fell down. Even my 86 year old mother!! Still hurt.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Nice beach hotel but beach not so clean

Everything was great but the cleanliness of the beach was disappointing. We drove from our other resort just to have a beach day and night and we couldn't even gather ourselves to get in such dirty water. And it's not Panama fault because the two beaches to The right near the Decameron resort and another resort close were gorgeous! So please clean the beach and the dogs on the beach were a little scary

Posted by on 9 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel

Its excelent hotel it's near the beach and food is awsome

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2015 by playa blanca resort


3 out of 5

Pretty good value

Cons: No free Internet, sub par restaurants
My friend and I just got back, and while there appear to be MANY bad reviews on this resort, we had a great time! The pools were great, swim up bar was great, the beach was great! Some of the lounge chairs need replacing. The rooms were always cleaned very well. The resort staff were not overly friendly, and we had to ask for towels to use in the gym, which was weird. Maybe they have a towel-stealing problem? The beds were really hard, which was not great. The food at the buffet was pretty good. We ate at the two restaurants on site; one a sushi restaurant and the other Thai. Stick with the buffet. The sushi was not very good and the Pad Thai that my friend ordered (which is the only Thai dish in the Thai restaurant) was like beef stroganoff... stick with the buffet. The nightly entertainment was pretty good and was directed at the families that were there. It appeared there were mainly families and couples, so if you are going with single girls/guys, not a lot of mingling. Overall, we had a great time! There was no inappropriate behavior from men or wild dogs mentioned by some crazy reviewers before me... It's definitely not a 5 star all-inclusive, but overall I'd rate it a 3... maybe a 4, just maybe.

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA, USA on 11 Jul. 2012

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5 out of 5
Me gustó el lugar y las actividades. Muy familiar la comida es variada y agradable

Posted by , from Panamá on 2 Mar. 2020

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About the Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Location 115 Km Via Interamericana, Rio Hato, Cocle

All-inclusive Details

  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Snorkeling gear not included
  • Tennis rackets not included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Theme parties included

Property Features

Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. Bring your whole family to Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive for summer fun including 3 outdoor swimming pools, a complimentary water park, and a children's pool. Free breakfast is available. There are 4 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 poolside bars, a swim-up bar, and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive property also offers an outdoor tennis court, a fitness center, and a garden. Self parking is free. This 4-star Rio Hato property is smoke free.

  • 219 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Karaoke
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court1
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive offers 219 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Cable television is provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Panama Canal - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

El Velero - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Make Sushi - This restaurant specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Playa Blanca Beach Resort - All Inclusive


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A damage deposit of USD 50.00 will be collected before check-in.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.