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Playa Blanca Questions

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Playa Blanca Questions

I'm looking at booking a trip to Panama and had some questions on Playa Blanca. Thanks in adance for any replies.

Which resort is better for a husband and wife, no kids, Royal Decamaron or Playa Blanca Hotel?

Has anyone fished in this area? Are there guides on the beach at the resorts, or does it need to be booked in advance? What did you pay for your trip? How was the fishing? Does anyone fish from the beach?

How "all inclusive" are these resorts? Do they nickel and dime you for extras? How much of the munu is included in the all inclusive? Are many items an additional charge?

How often do the menus change during a 1 week stay? Will it be the same menu all week?

How safe are the areas outside the resorts? How is the dining nearby off the resort? Is transportation easy?

Thanks again for any help. I'm not a big fan of all inclusives, so I'm trying to decide whether I want to do this or rent a house.

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1. Re: Playa Blanca Questions

Hi!

The Decameron is much larger (800+ rooms), a lot of stairs, and a lot of kids. Playa Blanca is much smaller (200+ rooms) and one level.

Royal Decameron has no elevators with a lot of stairs (6 flights from the lobbies to the beach and most of the restaurants/bars. They also have a disco, casino, marina, and golf course.

I haven't ever seen anyone fishing off the beach.

The all-inclusive includes all of your meals and alcohol. They have different Al-La-Carte restaurants and you need to sign up for them early--a bigger variety at the Decameron. The Decameron serves wine out of a box at dinner and lunch and I have been told it is TERRIBLE!! Playa Blanca has bottled wine whenever the bars are open. The buffet menus are pretty much the same during the week.

The Decameron has various restaurants (Woody's Beach Bar) within walking distance. There are also a few good restaurants via 5 minute taxi ride (XS Memories Sports Bar & Grill in Santa Clara). The only restaurant close to Playa Blanca is Woody's Beach Bar 2 on the beach, otherwise you need a taxi to go anywhere else.

Right now they are having great deals for the all-inclusive resorts because it is very slow--except the Decameron does have a lot of Columbians and Venezuelan here for their winter.

Everything depends on when you are planning to come down. I heard there are great deals from Toronto for around $500/person airfare and the all-inclusive for 1 week.

Mary

www.whypanama.com

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2. Re: Playa Blanca Questions

Thanks Mary, that's a big help.

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3. Re: Playa Blanca Questions

Playa Blamca and RD are fairly isolated, closest thing of interest is EL Valle, you need a car or take excursions ( $$$) .

Can't really walk anywhere except on the beach. good hike back to the highway nothing there anyway.

Try to book a couple of nights in PC.

The nightclub at RD is fun, depends on the night but fun crowd, fairly young they spin american and latino music, the casino at RD is pretty lame, you can visit both if staying at RD but will need a car and cost $20 to get into the club - still all you can drink though

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sorry meant to say you can visit casino & disco at RD if staying at Playa Blanca

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