The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort

A golfer’s paradise in Panama City

Layers of luxury await at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort. After passing through the exclusive community’s gated entrance, you’ll be greeted by a bubbling fountain and the gorgeous sandstone-colored porte-cochère. Once inside, you’ll find a soothing space outfitted in natural tones, hand-crafted furniture and Panamanian art for a luxurious local touch. Just beyond the lobby, you’ll catch glimpses of glorious color in the form of a sparkling blue pool and brilliant green swaying trees.

But opulence isn’t just skin deep at this Panama City hideaway. The property boasts more than 500 acres of activity, including a stunning Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and country club that hosted the 2024 Latin American Amateur Golf Championships for the first time in January.

Those not here for the links won’t be left behind, though. Spacious accommodations, a sumptuous spa and three dining venues just scratch the surface of the indulgences that lie within.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • A true links lover’s paradise, The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort is home to the only Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Panama City and one of only three in the entire country. The 7,153-yard beauty is made even more stunning with the city skyline as a backdrop.
  • Indulge in some locally inspired pampering at the high-end hotel’s sumptuous spa. Exfoliating coffee scrubs, coconut oil massages and a signature rubdown named for Panama’s national flower (Flor del Espiritu Santo) are just a few of the indulgent offerings.
  • Don’t skip a dip at The Santa Maria’s gorgeous, sun-drenched pool. Lined with plenty of umbrella-shaded loungers, the turquoise waters provide the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring without letting those gorgeous skyline views out of your sight.
  • Super spacious accommodations provide plenty of room to unwind, but the highlight here is the bathrooms. Enormous by city hotel standards, the soothing sand-toned spaces have double vanities, separate rainfall showers and enormous tubs that invite you to luxuriate for hours on end.
  • While it may be tempting to never leave The Santa Maria’s grounds, the friendly hotel staff is more than happy to help you explore Panama City in style. Helicopter tours, coffee farm visits and guided city strolls are just a few of the options at the property.

The Restaurants

  • Indulge in fine steakhouse fare at signature dining venue The Grill House FSH & STK. Wood-fired sirloins and fresh seafood are plated to perfection, sometimes with imaginative flair like liquid nitrogen.
  • In addition to beautifully charred USDA Prime steaks and wood-fired seafood, The Grill House serves up unique specialties such as oxtail risotto, crispy bacon-filled ravioli with fried Parmesan nitrogen or charcoal-roasted duck breast with roasted apple purée.
  • Savor Panamanian small plates at the chic and casual Mestizo Restaurant. Dine at the bar, on the breezy terrace or an outdoor plaza where you’ll enjoy your dim sum-style dinner with a side of skyline views.
  • Cocktails and ceviche are the order of the day at Aqva Pool Bar. Sip on a refreshing beverage while swinging from a hanging chair or the comforts of your poolside lounger.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Santa Maria Boulevard, Panama City, Panama
NeighborhoodSanta Maria
PTY (12-18 min)   PAC (18-28 min)  
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