10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Panama - Updated 2021

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Panama, or more accurately, the Republic of Panama, is a country in the middle of Central and South America. Most famous for the Panama Canal, which links the Pacific with the Atlantic, Panama has attracted millions of visitors from all over the world who come for its natural scenery, rich history, amazing blend of cultures, and numerous recreational activities. To get the best and most authentic sense of Panama, why not check into an Airbnb instead of a sterile hotel chain that is probably replicated all over the world? Read on for Trip101’s list of the best Airbnb in Panama. We are here to help you find the Airbnb of your dreams!

1. Designer loft with sea views and private hot tub (from USD 45)

Explore the Old Town of Panama, Casco Viejo, from this private loft apartment that can accommodate up to four travellers. This newly renovated loft apartment is located close to the pulse of Casco Viejo, within walking distance of the amazing bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops in this historic district.

Coming back from the cobblestone streets of Casco Viejo to the modern comforts of this property is a pleasant transition. The designer loft is fully furnished with new furniture, as well as the latest electronics. It includes a beautifully restored private garden, making it ideal for a group of friends to gather for meals and chats. Another great draw of this property is the hot tub and views of the ocean!

Amazing loft with garden with views to the sea X4b
Panamá, Panama
202 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very good air conditioning which is a must
wifi was nice and the place is really nice decorated
hopefully they get the wifi working soon and are honest with future guests before checking in
the room was spacious and the beds were very comfortable
good sized bathroom and a small shared kitchen area
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable room
it was very clean and cozy
very clean and comfortable and great style
great communication and check in process and nice and clean
the room was clean and comfortable
Host:
she was very helpful and trustworthy
mauricio is very helpful and a perfect host
johanna was very nice and helpful
we really enjoyed our stay mauricio was very helpful in case of any questions
definitely recommened mauricio was a fantastic host and very accommodating
Location:
great location in the city - walking distance from everything
the location is perfect
amazing location and close to everything you need
perfectly situated in casio viejo walking distance to everything
great location and very comfortable
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2. Award-winning building with private apartment for holidaymakers (from USD 35)

Architecture buffs, look out for this property! The building where this apartment is located has won the prize for Best Architecture Work in 1993 and is one example of the sleek style of the 90s. This Airbnb is a private apartment situated in the El Cangrejo, Via Argentina neighbourhood, which is considered to be one of the safest and most upscale areas in Panama City.

Many shops and restaurants can be found within walking distance of this property, with Pomodoro Restaurant being a popular dining option. This apartment accommodates up to three guests. No worries if you are new to Panama City, as Estefania, the owner of this apartment, can pick you up from the airport upon request and is generally very friendly and motherly to everyone who stays here!

Apartamento Completo+Traslado Aeropuerto(Opcional)
Panama City, Panama, Panama
266 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was great and she also provided a fan
the bed was large and comfortable and the air-conditioning made sleeping in a noisy city much easier
apartment was huge and very nice and cleans lots of space
the place is very comfortable the kitchen and bathroom is complete with all amenities the bed is amazing
it is a spacious 1 bedroom apartment with all the amenities you need for a great stay
Cleanliness:
the house is exceptionally clean and well furnished
apartment was big and clean with everything you need
everything was very clean communication was excellent and the apartment is located in a very pleasant area
the apartment is big clean and has good airconditon
the shower has warm/hot water and the bathroom was clean
Host:
estefania is a fantastic host
estefania was an amazing host
estefania was great very outstanding host that made us feel like home
she is simply a great host
estefania is the most thoughtful host
Location:
the location is ideal
excellent location close to everything
great location close to the metro
awesome location in the city of panama
the apartment location is in an excellent neighborhood el cangejo
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3. Best of both worlds with this centrally located apartment (from USD 60)

This private apartment, which accommodates up to four guests, is located in Panama City’s financial district, making it quiet and peaceful when dusk falls. It is fully furnished and stylishly decorated with whites, muted colours, and lots of dark wood, making it a soothing sanctuary. While there are not as many restaurants and bars here, Ubers are a cheap and quick way to travel from this address to the main parts of downtown Panama City.

Fernando, who is the Airbnb host for this property, is known to be friendly and helpful, especially for first-time visitors to Panama. He will even arrange private transport from the apartment to sight-seeing attractions and offer suggestions on what Panama has to offer!

D Acogedor apartamento en área bancaria
Panamá, Panama
133 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good ac and wifi
very efficient ac functional kitchen and tv for evening
the ac’s were ice cold and the bed and sofa bed comfortable
the tv in the bedroom is a lg smart tv with netflix built in
ther are tv's in the bedroom and the living area and the wifi is strong
Cleanliness:
very clean good size
really nice and clean place
the bathroom was a bit small but very clean with lots of toilet paper
the place was clean and within walking distance of casinos shops and restaurants
Host:
host is very friendly and has helpful tips
the host was great gave nice recommendations and was always there for us if we had questions
fernando & sandra were excellent hosts
very enthusiastic hosts welcoming and warm
fernando was super helpful and very quick to respond to any questions
Location:
the location was great
very central location very quiet and safe neighborhood
excellent location very nice cozy apt
great location within easy access of anything you need
this place is in a great location (though can be tricky to find the very first time you arrive)
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4. star hotel suite at Airbnb rates for party animals (from USD 58)

Located in Casco Viejo, one of the hottest and most sought-after postal codes in Panama City, this luxury studio suite accommodates up to four guests! With a magnificent ocean view on one side and the Old Town on the other side, this property perfectly straddles the line between privacy and city vibes.

This is an excellent spot, especially for those looking to party, as the apartment is close to the part of the Old Town that abounds with cheerful rooftop bars and chic nightclubs. No more worrying about hailing a cab back to your lodging after a hard night of partying when you and your friends can just walk back. To work off that wicked hangover, this Airbnb booking comes with complimentary usage of the pool in the apartment building right next door!

LUXURY STUDIO in Casco Viejo, Ocean & City View #3
Panamá, Panama
91 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the apartment is stunning
the bed wasn’t the most comfortable but the view was amazing with our private patio
the apartment is stunning and has a great view
we loved it her: beautiful view tasteful interior and clean apartment friendly people (shanti) and the very best location
the balcony and view was very nice and the apartment was clean and stylish
Cleanliness:
the space is bright clean and well-equipped
the place was clean and more than what i expected
brand new place that is extremely clean
place was great everything was modern and super clean
good location style furnished unit very clean and professionally managed
Host:
staff was very friendly and accommodating
the host shanti was always prompt to answer our questions and she was really helpful
i really appreciated the earplugs supplied by the host
the host is amazing and quick responses and helpful tips on how to navigate the city
very nice apartment with a very attentive host
Location:
the location was great
location was superb as it's close to a lot of rooftop restaurants and bars
nice location near restaurants and bars
nice and tidy plus great location
a perfect place to relax and unwind whilst being centrally located in casco viejo
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5. Luxury apartment on the shores of the Pacific

This apartment on a hill, Casa Amador, is a great option for families and bigger groups, as the spacious property has room for up to six guests! Just half an hour away from the international airport, the main draw of this property is its proximity to the most important attractions in Panama – the Panama Canal, unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean, and Casco Viejo.

From this exclusive apartment with 24-hour security, you can wake up to ships sailing through the Panama Canal at sunrise and appreciate the importance of this marvel of engineering. Within walking distance of this property, there are many good restaurants serving authentic Central American cuisine that locals also frequent. The Old Town of Casco Viejo is also only five minutes away by car, while the largest mall in Central America, Albrook Mall, is about 10 minutes away.

Casa Amador: Your Home in Panama
Panamá, Panama
179 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view and cold a/c
loved the views-the natural light that entered apt
beautiful apt with stunning view
the amenities of the building are great and wifi was good
there's air conditioning tvs and all the equipment is good
Cleanliness:
the dishes weren’t very clean and there weren’t enough dishes/silverware for four people
it was clean and quiet
microwave looked like it hadn’t been cleaned (food particles in it) shower could use a deep cleaning
place was clean and everything we wanted
the apartment was clean and as advertised in the pictures
Host:
kent was verry helpful when whe contacted him by email
thanks kent you are a super host
kent was very understanding about the situation & is a gracious host
kent was responsive kind and very attentive to our needs
the host was extremely nice and helpful when we had any issues
Location:
we loved the location
great place & a great location
the amador area is great location for families
great lovely location and a very spacious place
overall a great place and location
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6. Exclusive oasis in the heart of the city

Fancy having your cake and eating it too? This Airbnb listing is right up your alley! Pablo’s cottage is a popular booking with travellers who want privacy and accessibility. Decorated with care in chic black and white, this stylish cottage can accommodate up to four guests. The private two-story cottage is tucked into a green alcove and closed off from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet, just 10 minutes on foot will bring you to downtown Panama City, where you will have an endless choice of restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Take advantage of the private barbecue pit available on the property, as well, and spend a perfect summer’s evening enjoying your chosen company over a simple and delicious meal!

Private cottage in the heart of the city
Panamá, Panama
165 reviews
Entire guesthouse 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect a/c system all the kitchen utensils one needs to cook and very good internet connection
the a/c was beautiful as the temperature outside was 90+ degrees and very humid
the only issue was that the wifi wasnt working =( besides that i will definitely stay again
they did both agreed that the couch bed was plenty comfortable for them during our stay here
the sleeping area was great too and the bathroom was decent with hot water
Cleanliness:
the space was clean and as advertised in the pictures
everything was clean and comfortable with enough room for four people
pablo's space was great it was clean and in a small cool neighborhood
exquisite charming decor and spotlessly clean
clean spacious and central nice touches
Host:
david is a very nice host
david is a gracious and attentive host
pablo was a fantastic host
pablo was a fabulous host
very good hosts
Location:
great location with in walking distance of restaurants
pablo’s place is really cute and super well located
the location is right in the heart of san francisco perfect and close to everything
cool place and great location
the location was truly an oasis in the heart of the city
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7. Panoramic ocean views from a high-rise condo

Live it up in style with your significant other by making a booking at this Airbnb listing. True to its name, the Grand Ocean Bay View condo has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the glittering blue waters of the Pacific. This high-rise property has all the modern creature comforts that any discerning traveller would expect. There is good security in the complex and electronic locks on every door to ensure your safety. The Grand Ocean Bay View condo also has a rooftop pool, where you can admire the views all-round at any time of the day.

This property is located in the heart of the city, so barhopping, fine dining, and sight-seeing is a breeze. The Grand Ocean Bay View condo is a very popular listing, so act fast to secure this property for a romantic getaway now!

Panama City Center, Grand Ocean Bay View
Panamá, Panama
92 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all basics and amenities worked well (especially the ac and hot water ) well stocked kitchen
the amenities (gym pool) are very nice
great apartment amazing view super host
good size apartment on the top floor with views of the water
apartment with amazing view and restaurants and shops just steps away
Cleanliness:
very clean and perfectly described i would definitely stay here again
the apartment itself is very modern clean and is equipped with everything needed for a longer comfortable stay
Host:
the host was awesome and very thoughtful throughout the entire process
the host are very warm and welcoming and easy to communicate with
katty & feng are amazing hosts they went out of their way to assist us
a little hard to find but the host is very helpful and very responsive
the lobby men were extremely helpful as well
Location:
great location at a great price
grocery store is close by and great restaurants are walking distance
very secure building and safe location with plenty of restaurants and places to go within walking distance
the location is perfect just a 25 min ride from the airport and 5-10 minutes from casco viejo
located directly behind unibank panama it is a great location to explore the city from
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8. A second home in this cozy apartment with stunning views

This eight-storey apartment, good for two guests, is located near downtown in the Avenida 12 district. Due to its high-rise location, there is always a lovely breeze circulating through the apartment, letting you experience the balmy winds that characterise Panama. This property is ideal for those who want to be close but not too close to the city centre. It is especially good for those of you who would like to rent a car, so you can get around Panama City easily.

This apartment comes with private parking and automated garage doors for ease of parking. For those who prefer to try out Panama City’s maze of public transport, it is also very accessible, being only eight minutes’ walk from the Panama Metro Station. Panama Liberty Plaza, where there are many popular restaurants and bars, is also a mere 10 minutes’ walk from this listing!

Apartment in Downtown nearby of The Panama Metro
Panamá, Panama
18 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
genaro’s apartment was very comfortable the wifi was very fast
genaro’s apartment was very nice and spacious with a beautiful sunset view
the apartment was clean and has an eighth floor view of the city
Host:
genaro was attentive and respectful
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9. Charming colonial-style apartment with private terrace

Set in the heart of Casco Viejo, Panama City’s Old Town, this Airbnb listing is for a charming, colonial-style apartment that is good for up to five guests at a time. The main attraction of this private property is its ocean-facing views and private balcony, where you can enjoy a quiet moment at sunset. It is also located near a virtually private beach that you can walk to.

When you and your travelling party have had enough of solitude, simply stroll over to the main part of Casco Viejo, where there are many restaurants and bars catering to your every preference!

Amazing apartment with terrace and sea views X2
Panamá, Panama
171 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning worked great; never could get the tvs working wifi was quite spotty
the balcony is huge but gets hot outside this is why is important the ac in the living room
space very large with huge balcony very comfortable bed
the equipment of the kitchen could have been better as well as the sleeping comfort of the sofa
stylish place with great kitchen and amazing balcony on two sides
Cleanliness:
clean and good wiew
the apartment is clean nicely decorated and comfortable
the place was convenient clean and check in/out was very simple
the apartment is clean and has nice appliances and a comfortable bed
it is very clean and had a great view on the beach (although a bit dirty)
Host:
one of the host’s wasn’t very helpful
mauricio was very nice and responsive
mauricio was very responsive and we enjoyed our time in this space
mauricio was super helpful and responsive
communication with the host was also very proactive and helpful
Location:
great location in casco viejo
i love this location so much
stylish apartment with great location
great location and walking distance to good restaurants and bars
cute little place in the heart of casco viejo
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10. Immerse yourself in Panama City's old world charm

This apartment looks straight out of the Old World with its lovely curved doorways, tiny chandeliers, and warm terracotta colours. Located in the older part of Panama City’s Colonial Quarters, traditional shops and local restaurants are all within walking distance of this listing.

The apartment, which is on the ground floor, is suitable for families with young children and accommodates up to four guests comfortably. Ursula, the Airbnb host, also provides cribs and playpens for younger children. She is also passionate about Panama’s history and culture and is often a reliable source of what to see, do, and eat in Panama City’s Colonial Quarters!

Charming apt in Panama Old Quarter
Panama City, Panamá, Panama
213 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi also worked awesome
great ac in both rooms
air conditioning worked great in both the living room and bedroom
there’s good wifi a tv with movies etc good air conditioning and a cute little porch
the a/c in both rooms worked great
Cleanliness:
apartment was clean however it had strong musty smell
the apartment is charming clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable
ursula provides fast communication and her apartment is at street level is stylish large and clean
nice kitchen and open clean apartment
Host:
the host always responded to our questions in a timely and helpful manner
overall a great host
as a host she was communicative and helpful with recommendations
ursula is a great host and very responsive
i would definitely recommend ursula as a host and would stay again for sure
Location:
its location is the best
great location and beautiful space
amazing location close to many good restaurants and bars
perfect location and comfy bed
nice place and great location : in the heart of casco viejo
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Beautiful properties that will make you feel like a local

Panama City has many nooks and crannies that bear exploration and the most unexpected paths can lead to a new discovery. So why limit yourself to staying in a touristy area of town in a boring hotel, which could set the tone for the rest of your holiday in Panama? Instead, let your adventurous side take over and try staying in any of these best Airbnb properties in Panama that we at Trip101 have suggested above. Who knows, your holiday to this exotic locale could offer you so much more than any guidebook ever could!

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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