Playa Bonita

Playa Bonita lies just across from the Bridge of the Americas, a location that mixes proximity to and seclusion from Panama City. Playa Bonita is a pretty beach with wonderful views.

Playa Bonita Best Things to Do

Casco Antiguo and City Tour, Panama
Casco Antiguo and City TourPanama City

You’ll get a good look at some of the best attractions in Panama City during this tour, including Casco Viejo , the financial district , and the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal.

6 km away
City Tour
Guided Tours
San Blas One-Day Tour, Panama
San Blas One-Day TourPanama City

This tour introduces you to the Guna, one of Panama’s indigenous groups. They have full control of the white-sand islands and blue waters of San Blas and govern themselves independent of the rest of Panama. On this tour, you’ll visit two of the 365 islands that comprise the archipelago.

6 km away
Beach Trip
Boat Tours
0 - Playa Bonita, Panama
1 - Playa Bonita, Panama
2 - Playa Bonita, Panama

Area Guide

The area near Playa Bonita was once used by the U.S. army as a military base, but in recent years has undergone a surge of development. There are a few fancy resorts lining the coast here that give guests exclusive access to the beach. The beach itself is somewhat rocky, but borders a calm section of the Pacific Ocean; this is about as close as you can get to Panama City and feel safe swimming in the water. Playa Bonita also has nice views of the ocean and Taboga Island in the distance.

Travelers who stay at Playa Bonita have easy access to both Panama City and other attractions within the Canal Zone. Day trips can be made to outdoor areas like the Soberanía National Park and Barro Colorado, while cultural excursions can be made into different parts of the city.