Places to Stay in Puerto Armuelles, Panama

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Enjoy your time in Puerto Armuelles, Panama

Updated: September 2017

Puerto Armuelles has 4 hotels.  
2 are new and 2 have been around for years.

It also has a nice B&B.
Of course, you can find rentals as well.  

Below find information on those, rentals, as well as hotels on Punta Burica.

Hotels, B&B & More

1) Heavenly’s Hotel (now Big Daddy’s Beach Resort)

In early September 2017, Heavenly’s Hotel was bought by new owners. It has been christened, Big Daddy Beach Resort. Note, with the new ownership, the restaurant’s food has improved immensely.

It is a beachfront hotel with a swimming pool, an air-conditioned restaurant, and other amenities. It is our favorite hotel in Puerto Armuelles. You have 11 rooms to choose from.  It is in the San Vicente neighborhood, not far from downtown Puerto Armuelles.   Discover more about Big Daddy Beach Resort

2) Tsunami Inn

The Tsunami Inn is a small hotel with a swimming pool and a central gazebo hangout area. It has 8 tiny cabins to rent.  It is in the San Vicente neighborhood, across the street from the beach, and relatively close to downtown Puerto Armuelles. Find out more about the Tsunami Inn

3) Koco’s Place

Koco’s Place is a one-story hotel with a spacious lobby and a swimming pool.  But the pool never seems to have water in it anymore. It is a fine place to stay, especially if you have a car.  It is on the main road coming into town, about 5 minutes by car from downtown. Learn about Koco’s Place Hotel

4) Pension Balboa

Pension Balboa is in downtown Puerto Armuelles, kitty corner to the bus stop.  It is very inexpensive (7 -$10/night) but not always comfortable.  Try to get a room on the outside balcony facing the water. More about Pension Balboa Hotel

5) The Puerto Armuelles BnB

The B&B is located in a comfortable home with a very large yard.  A delicious breakfast is included. People often stay here on a long-term basis.  The owner is Panamanian who spent years living in the States and speaks English well. Find out more about the B&B in Puerto Armuelles.

6) Air BnB

There is an increasing number of Air BnBs listed in Puerto Armuelles as well. To see the current Air BnB rentals in Puerto Armuelles, click this link.

7) Hostel Museo Las Palmas

An English-speaking Panamanian by the name of Hannibal rents out 3 rooms in his house.  He calls his house the Hostel Museo (Museum) Las Palmas.  He has signs leading to it’s location in the Las Palmas neighborhood of Puerto Armuelles.  I have no idea what a stay there is like.  If you stay there, please let me know your thoughts. You can call Hannibal at 507-6204-2598 to find out rates and availability.

If you are coming to Puerto to see if you’d like to live here, let us know.

We would be happy to give you a tour of both the town and property.
Go to our contact us page and tell us when you will be here.

 8) Hotels on The Punta Burica Pennisula

If you want to stay in a remote & beautiful location, Punta Burica is a good choice.  And it isn’t far from Puerto Armuelles.

There are 5 hotels (including 2 fishing lodges) on Punta Burica.  The closest one to Puerto Armuelles is only 30 minutes away. Click to find out about places to stay on Punta Burica.

Rentals – Long Term

The best way to find a good rental is on-the-ground. Most rentals are not listed on line.  You need to ask around.

You may want to stay at a hotel for a few weeks while you look for a place to rent.
All the hotels and the B&B in Puerto Armuelles offer long term rates.

To help your search, read my 5 tips to find a rental in Panama, including Puerto Armuelles.