Written by The Big Gringo on September 30th, 2010
Cambutal Panama is located where the road ends on the Azuero Peninsula. Cambutal’s Jurassic Park like landscapes and peaceful sense of seclusion are well worth the rugged 6 hour drive from the city. A few years ago someone looking for a place to stay in Cambutal would have to either bring a tent or drive about 20-30 minutes to Tonosi to the nearest hotel. However, those who want seclusion with comfort can stay in Cambutal today worry free. The Hotel Playa Cambutal offers deluxe guest rooms right on the beach with showers, fresh linens and plenty of other amenities. There is only one other restaurant in Cambutal aside from the hotel and both serve similar seafood and traditional Panamanian foods such as fried tortillas, beans, rice and corvina.
Each room of the hotel has its own personal balcony overlooking the beautiful black sand beaches that stretch for miles. The waves in Cambutal are legendary with surfers from all over the world and chances are that during your stay you will meet a surfer or two that likely speak English. The boutique beach lodge offers Wi-Fi which was a nice surprise considering the remoteness of the town. Cambutal is the perfect place to kick back and loose ones sense of time for a while. When considering places to stay in Cambutal, Hotel Playa Cambutal provides the modern comforts of home in a nearly undiscovered place chocked full of tradition, beauty and tranquility.
There are plenty of awesome hotels throughout Panama, and you can read about more of them by clicking here. However, if you are looking for a better experience staying in Panama, why not consider renting a condo? Renting a condo is not only cheaper, it means a more comfortable, at home experience in Panama. If you are coming with a couple friends staying at a condo can definitely make for a cheaper vacation, not only because it costs less to rent a condo than a hotel room, but because renting a condo means you have access to a full kitchen where you can prepare less expensive meals than the cost of eating out or at a hotel restaurant. If you are interested in renting a condo in Panama City, check out the San Fransisco Bay unit that the Panama Gringo has available.