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JW Marriott

near Panama City

Panama is a destination for the savvy, discriminating travelers who seek hotels that are secluded and exotic, yet luxurious and pampering. A new breed of high-end resort has now come to Panama in the name of JW MARRIOTT BUENAVENTURA.

Near to one of the largest international business centers in Latin America, yet a world away, the global jet set has found their way to this exclusive beach community nestled on the shores of the Pacific Ocean some 80 minutes west of Panama City.

Life at our hotel in Panama is as one would expect — mesmerizing deep-blue waters, powder-white sand beaches, and lush green vegetation with easy access to the best shopping and entertainment in Central America. It is truly paradise found for those who want to come looking for it.

Here, the remote and exotic location is enhanced by our Panama hotel’s ultimate in luxury and service. Refined elegance is the order of the day. Guests check-in for coddling and comfort.

There are 109 lavish guest rooms, 5 sumptuous suites, and 4 spacious villas with views of the lagoon or the ocean.

Every possible amenity is at your fingertips including 24-hour room service, 42” LCD flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, high-speed Internet access, down duvets and pillows, Frette Egyptian cotton bed linens, thick terry bathrobes, twice daily maid service, and Molton Brown of London bath amenities. If you don’t see what you need, all you need to do is ask.

JW MARRIOTT BUENAVENTURA is the ultimate playground for adults. Golf on the 18-hole Nicklaus Design par-72 championship golf course (opening 2012). Pamper yourself at the Corotú Spa. Swim in one of our three pools and let our beach butler assist you with umbrellas, towels, and perhaps a refreshing cocktail.

There are quite possibly more activities at our Panama resort than one could fit in a week’s vacation such as horseback riding, water sports, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, and more.

Designed with 109 guestrooms, 5 suites, & 15 lagoon villas by the lake. All guestrooms & suites include a private balcony.

The culinary team creates only the most imaginative artwork and savory sensations for one’s palate, using only the freshest ingredients. Featuring several culinary environments, we offer guests a wide array of choices where service excellence is a tradition.

  • Housekeeping Service Twice Daily
  • 24-Hour Concierge and Bell Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Express Check-Out
  • Business Center
  • Banquet and Conference Halls
  • Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Service
  • Complimentary Shoe Shine Service
  • Daily Newspaper Delivery
  • Fruit Amenity Refreshed Daily
  • 24-Hour Valet Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Cribs/Playpens
  • Airport Transfers
  • 24-Hour In-Room Dining
  • Babysitting Services
  • "Bristol Kids" Program and Game Room
  • 24-Hour On-Call Doctor or Nurse

The comfortable Business Center is available 24-hours with several workstations. Attendants are on-hand from 8am – 6pm and can assist with any business needs.

Facilities Include:

  • Secretarial Services
  • Photocopy
  • Facsimile Services
  • Conference Facilities
  • Computer Workstations
  • Printing Services
  • Office Supplies


  • Golf
    Nowhere in the region will the golf experience be like in Buenaventura. The 18-hole Nicklaus Design par-72 championship golf course has been carefully planned to enhance the natural landscape within this luxurious community providing a challenging and an enjoyable experience for players. The championship golf course measures 7,823 yards from the back tee and allows for multiple tee placements in order to accommodate various skill levels. The well-placed bunkering and water features combined with the natural elements will require the player to think their way around the golf course with proper shot selection and execution being rewarded.
  • Fitness Center
    The Fitness Center is dedicated to the health of our guests by providing state-of-the-art Precor cardiovascular equipment with built-in TV’s in each, free weights and a 37" LCD flat screen TV’s with satellite cable.  Staffed daily from 7am – 4pm, personal trainers are available for individual attention and consultation. Guests may access the gym 24-hours a day.
  • Corotú Spa
    Retreat into a world of indulgence and deep relaxation at Corotú Spa. Enjoy the crafted spa creations from the holistic retreats inspired by local indigenous elements rich in ancient traditions, to the innovative facials that polish the skin and returning its vitality and youth, to the healing art of massage for stress-relief, to the signature organic body treatments, to being pampered from head to toe at our Beauty Salon. Relax, replenish and renew with a harmonious blend of color, aroma, texture, and sound, combined to enhance the revival of the senses. The spa philosophy is not only committed to health and wellness, but beauty and passion.
  • Tennis & Volleyball
    There are outdoor tennis and volleyball courts at Bristol Buenaventura and are available to guests by making a reservation with the hotel’s concierge.
  • Pools
    Each pool at the resort was tailored to satisfy the different demands of our guests. The three pools at the hotel serves as either a relaxing escape, a sun bathing haven, a fun playground, or a beachfront infinity pool scene. BOSE outdoor speakers propagate perfectly suited music, creating an ideal setting for a day in the sun.
  • Natural Trails
    The resort is bountiful of natural trails for guests to walk, jog, bike, or horseback ride through beautiful lakes and the beach.
  • El Faro
    El Faro has direct access to the beach, only 6 minutes by walking or 2 minutes by golf cart or boat shuttle. Sign up for water sports and land adventures.
  • Las Cuadras Stables & BV Rescue Zoo
    Paso Fino horses are available for horseback riding or elegant carriage rides around the river or beach. Younger guests can also enjoy a Pony ride around the horse stables. Next door is Bristol Buenaventura’s Rescue Zoo filled with animals from a variety of birds to monkeys.
  • Bristol Kids & Teens Program
    The Kids and Teens program is filled with exciting adventures such as explorations in search of local insects and reptiles, visits to the rescue zoo, beach adventures, dive-in movies, ping pong matches, fooseball and more!
  • Gift Shop
    Those in need for retail therapy can indulge at our Gift Shop. Catering to men, women, and children, the Gift Shop provides high quality merchandise as you fall in love with the boutique’s fashion and lifestyle products from Swarovski flip flops, pet retail items, Helen Kaminski and Eric Javits crafted headwear and bags, home décor and more. This one stop shop also offers indigenous Panamanian items as souvenirs  to take with you.