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Amarla Boutique Hotel

Timeless charm and contemporary comfort make this adult-only boutique hotel an unparalleled escape.

A Haven of Historical Elegance in Panama’s Old Town

With a commitment to cultural preservation, impeccable service, and a dash of modern flair, Amarla is your gateway to Panama's vibrant past and present.

Rooms: Discover serenity in Amarla's eight thoughtfully designed ensuite guest rooms. Each space is adorned with locally crafted furnishings, weaving the essence of Panama into the fabric of the hotel. Immerse yourself in the allure of antique pieces, original art, and captivating photography. Modern amenities, aromatherapy, and complimentary specialty coffee ensure a harmonious blend of past and present. This adults-only hotel is ideally situated for couples and honeymooners.

Location: Situated right in the middle of historic Casco Viejo, Amarla Boutique Hotel offers an oasis of tranquility amidst the bustling charm of Panama's old city. Explore the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral, vibrant craft markets, and trellised promenades that provide panoramic views of the Bay of Panama, all within walking distance.

Amenities: Relax on the rooftop jacuzzi, which has excellent views of both Casco Viejo and Panama Bay. The hotel's signature restaurant, Kaandela, tantalizes the senses with raw, cold, and open-fire cooking, accompanied by expertly crafted drink pairings.

Activities: Embrace the inner Latin spirit as you partake in in-house activities, exploring the rich biodiversity and captivating wildlife of the region. Craft your own tailor-made experiences to make your stay truly unforgettable.

Sustainability: Rooted in over 350 years of history, Amarla Boutique Hotel has reimagined itself as a luxury haven while preserving its cultural legacy. The hotel is a testament to Panama's vibrant evolution, from its colonial wooden houses to gleaming skyscrapers, all enveloped by lush tropical landscapes. The very design of the space is created with sustainability in mind as the locally crafted pieces that adorn the hotel ensure a reduced carbon footprint, while supporting the local community.

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January

January is part of the dry season, offering pleasant temperatures and ideal beach weather on both coasts. Go snorkelling and diving in Bocas del Toro or explore Panama City's festivals and vibrant nightlife.

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February

Dry season continues, perfect for wildlife spotting in national parks like Soberania. Participate in Carnaval celebrations four days before Ash Wednesday, with colourful parades, music, and “mojaderos” that will spray the crowds with water.

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March

Dry season persists, making it a great time for hiking and exploring volcanic landscapes. Head to Azuero Peninsula for Semana Santa celebrations.

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April

Dry season nears its end, but pleasant weather lingers. Witness sea turtles nesting in Bocas del Toro and Coiba National Park.

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May

Transition to the rainy season begins, with lush landscapes and fewer tourists. For a unique cultural experience try the Foundation Day celebrations in the province of Chiriquí.

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June

Rainy season intensifies, but showers are often short-lived. Visit the San Blas Islands for clear waters and fascinating indigenous culture in a land that entirely governed and managed by the Kuna people.

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July

Rainy season in full swing, ideal for river rafting adventures in Chiriquí. Explore the Embera villages in the Darien Gap and learn about one of Panama’s incredible indigenous cultures.

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August

Rainy season continues, but there’s plenty of adventure to be had. Discover the Panama Canal's engineering marvel and learn about its history. Explore the lush rainforests, teeming with unique wildlife.

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September

Rainy season persists, offering excellent surf conditions on the Pacific coast. Head to Guararé for the Festival de la Mejorana, dedicated to preserving and celebrating all the diverse forms of Panamanian folklore.

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October

Rainy season begins to ease up but not entirely, making it a good time to take in the stunning natural beauty of the country by exploring rainforests and national parks like Soberania and Darien. Experience eco-tours and birdwatching amidst lush landscapes.

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November

Transition to the dry season begins, with less rain and more sun. Enjoy the splendour of magnificent whales breaching the ocean in the Gulf of Chiriquí.

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December

Dry season officially starts, perfect for beach vacations and exploring the Pearl Islands. Visit Bocas Del Toro, San Blas or Santa Catalina. Embrace the festive spirit during Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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