Welcome to your oasis at The Santa Maria, Panama City’s only urban resort. The luxury resort offers all of the amenities that come with being situated within the Santa Maria Golf & Country Club. The verdant and award winning 18-hole, par-72 Jack Nicklaus designed golf course is backdropped by sweeping views of the Panama skyline and the lush greenery that accompanies a tropical paradise.
Perfectly suited for golf aficionados, active families, or anyone seeking a unique getaway, The Santa Maria welcomes guests to experience the best that life has to offer, Panamanian-style. The main lobby sets the stage for the ambiance you’ll find throughout with sleek, modern furnishings and artistic touches that nod at the vibrant culture surrounding the property. Pieces from local artists pepper the lobby, and the four wooden pillars that greet guests are made of rescued wood from the Panama Canal expansion.
There are 182 rooms and suites available at The Santa Maria, and all provide either a glittering city or pastoral golf course view. Le Chemin amenities, fully stocked mini bars, and 24 hour room service affirm the resort’s commitment to excellence. Egyptian cotton linens, pillowy duvet covers, and plush robes and slippers ensure a luxurious stay. Suites at the resort range in size from the 893-square-foot Executive Suite to the 2,044-square-foot Master Suite, and all offer views of the heralded golf course.
Of course, no visitor to Panama City wants to spend too much time indoors with so much to do and see. Outdoor excursions like white water rafting, rainforest hikes to local waterfalls, and encounters with wildlife can be easily arranged through The Santa Maria’s concierge service. The on site concierges will be happy to assist with any travel arrangements, including those to and from The Panama Canal.
While seeing one of the seven wonders of the modern world is a must while in Panama, the UNESCO world heritage site, Casco Viejo, is another exciting and accessible destination. Sprawled over four avenues, Casco Viejo is Panama City’s old town and invokes a bygone era with cobblestone streets and rows of charming Spanish style architecture.
For those seeking a more intimate stay while at The Santa Maria, the Golf & Country Club provides guests with every amenity and activity imaginable. With an outdoor pool, Turkish bath, and The SPA on site, the resort offers endless opportunities to indulge in self-care.
The SPA at The Santa Maria offers a full-service menu of traditional spa treatments from massages, customized facials, body treatments, and more. Be sure to try the Espiritu Santo Signature Massage, which invokes the Flor del Espiritu Santo, Panama’s National Flower. Time at The SPA is sure to be a restorative, bespoke experience.
If get up and go is more your speed, there is a bevy of on site fitness options at the resort. In addition to the 24 hour full service fitness center, the country club offers every court any sports enthusiast could desire. Families can relish the day at the outdoor pool, skate park, climbing zone, and more. With so much to explore, it is easy to spend the majority of a stay simply experiencing and enjoying the grounds of The Santa Maria.
The star of any stay at The Santa Maria, the award-winning golf course, features meticulously maintained greens and undulating fairways. Designed to accommodate players of all skill levels, the resort’s concierge staff is happy to assist guests with scheduling lessons. Guests can enjoy daily tee time, along with one-of-a-kind, breathtaking views of the Panama skyline.
Of course, all of these activities are sure to work up an appetite. The resort leaves no culinary desire unfulfilled, with five on-site restaurants and three bars. Mestizo Restaurant offers a gourmet blend of Panamanian and Mediterranean cuisines, and its Sunday brunch is a must while staying at The Santa Maria. Heralded by locals and travelers alike for being the best brunch in Panama City, Mestizo offers an abundance of local flavors and internationally inventive breakfast and lunch options at their sweet and savory food stations.
For those seeking an upscale dining experience, guests have to look no further than The Grill House FSH & STK. Enjoy freshly caught local seafood, imported USDA prime meats, and an extensive wine list within this traditional steakhouse environment.
A delicious lunch or midday snack poolside is always available at AQVA Pool Bar, The Santa Maria’s trendy outdoor restaurant and bar. Embrace the balmy breeze of Panama City and enjoy lunch or dinner al fresco after a refreshing swim in the resort’s pool. With an abundance of international cuisine options and a dynamic list of specialty cocktails, AQVA Pool Bar is a delicious place to spend an afternoon.
A perfect choice for a busy day of excursions, The Santa Maria’s Coffee Shop & Deli-very provides a plethora of quick dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.. The Coffee Shop & Deli-very is sure to satiate your hunger with freshly made sandwiches and sweet and savory treats. Be sure to stop by every morning for your very own cup of Geisha coffee, considered by many to be the best coffee in the world.
Enjoy international tapas and spirits of your choosing at The Lobby Bar.. Happy hours and live music make The Lobby Bar a perfect place to try a locally inspired cocktail.
While a visit to The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort in Panama City is memorable for anyone, a trip to this culturally rich and historically important location is can also be an unforgettable experience for larger groups. Whether for a wedding or conference, The Santa Maria provides ample space and an urban paradise-like setting in which to host your event. The resort offers 12 outstanding indoor and outdoor event spaces, all with natural lighting and sweeping golf course views.
The largest of events can be accommodated in the Grand Salon Venue, with capacity set at 515 guests. Smaller groups can be accommodated throughout the other event spaces, and include options for breakout rooms or more traditional event spacing. Breathtaking outdoor terraces adjoin the meeting rooms, and onsite superior technology ensures that any event at The Santa Maria is seamless.
For those considering a unique destination wedding, The Santa Maria is happy to assist. Weddings at The Santa Maria in Panama City include lush decor, gourmet cuisine, fresh flowers, and on-site wedding planners to ensure the wedding day of a lifetime.
Whether seeking outdoor tropical adventures, rich cultural experiences, or tee time well spent, The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort offers a luxury experience for everyone. Panama City’s vibrant atmosphere and attractions provide the perfect backdrop for an unparalleled urban resort experience in Central America. From the exclusive country club access, posh setting, and services to cater to your every need, The Santa Maria is happy to become your own international urban oasis.