Meliá Panamá Canal

Historic hotel in Área Protegida San Lorenzo

Building 400 of the US army's notorious School of the Americas is now a giant resort hotel. The US$30 million property features 230 comfortable but somewhat dated guest rooms, a large outdoor pool complete with swim-up bar, and a formal restaurant offering stunning views of Lago Gatún. Service can be slow.

A range of hotel-organized tours include fishing trips as well as canal, Emberá village and Fuerte San Lorenzo visits.