The Melia Panama Canal

By Many tourists who visit Panama include a sightseeing trip to Colon Panama to witness one of the wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Many hotels in Panama provide a Panama Canal tour and it is something you should see. The Panama Canal is one of the engineering marvels of our world. Cruise lines as well offer Panama Canal cruises.

Shopping in Panama is another bonus in this Free Trade Zone certainly because of the low taxes, and the lowest prices in North and South America, because of its location. Most people include a tour to the Panto stay a night or more, there are hotels in Colon which you might want to consider.

There are several hotels Colon Panama for you to consider for your vacation. One of the resorts in Colon you might wish to look at is the Melia Panama Canal. On Gatun Lake, an hour and 20 minutes from Panama International Airport, 10 minutes from the city of Colon, the Melia Panama Canal is an eco-tourist destination, surrounded by tropical vegetation, nature paths where you can hike and explore the tropical flora of Panama. For bird lovers, it’s a wonderful location for bird watchers. You can hike along the banks of the Panama Canal, take an airplane over Gatun Lake. Small boats and canoes are available for hotel guests to take on Lake Gatun. The view of Lake Gatun is superb and peaceful except for the sounds of the birds.

The Melia Panama Canal Resort was first built as a hospital for injured victims of Second World War. After that, it became a military school, ‘Las escuela de las Americas ‘. In the 1990s, it was made into the Melia Panama Canal resort. There are 285 rooms, 2 large pools, and a pool for kids, a tennis court, a business center, a games room and babysitting for the kids if you need it. The resort itself is surrounded by tropical gardens and a superb view of Lake Gatun. It is an older hotel, so you cannot judge it by North American standards. The accommodation is 3 star, the location, 5 star, the swimming pools, 5 star. This is a hotel must should be chosen for its location, a great escape for those seeking ecotourism in Panama and wanting to visit the Panama Canal.

The Melia Panama Canal has great prices and all inclusive resort package deals. You can just stay here for a night or two if you want. Some travel companies such as Nolitours sell all inclusive resort packages for the Melia Panama. What I would recommend for people seeking a hotel in Panama, is to decide what kind of holiday you want first of all. This is an ecotourist resort, close to the Panama Canal and free trade zone shopping which is a 10 minute drive in distance by car. You can witness Spanish history in the nearby towns of Portobelo and San Lorenzo and to visit their colonial fortresses. The reception desk will provide information regarding organized tours.

The all inclusive packages from Nolitours cost from $1,115 to $1,655 for one week. Included in the price are three meals a day, drinks (beer and cocktails – some international brands), a kids club, daily activities, nightly entertainment, 1 buffet and one a la carte restaurant, a snack bar, two bars, a casino, and a disco. Your rooms are spacious, clean and come with all the modern amenities guests want. Non motorized sports are included with the package price. For extra charges, deep sea fishing, fishing, horseback riding and bicycle rentals are available. Evening entertainment includes Panamanian food, Panamanian music and dance whie you experience some of the indigenous culture. Shuttle service to the Free Trade Zone is available at the hotel. Bird watching and hiking are great in this ecotourist resort for the nature lovers seeking this type of vacation. The staff is friendly and helpful. The Melia Panama Canal prices are reasonable.

If you are looking for a relaxing, laid back vacation escape in Panama, near the Panama Canal, in natural surroundings for a reasonable price, try the Melia Panama Canal.

Vera loves to travel and blog about her favorite holiday destination the Republic of Panama and on her blog, she writes and reviews beach hotels in Panama. Her most favorite location to blog in is Panama City, known as “the second Miami”. Check out her Panama City Beach Hotels blog for more information on travelling to Panama.

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