The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City

Explore the Attractions of Panama City

Experiences

One of Central America’s most vibrant and diverse metropolises, Panama City is a mix of cosmopolitan style, Spanish Colonial charm and tropical beauty. Downtown Panama City is a bustling center of international commerce, shimmering skyscrapers and urban chaos. Meanwhile, enchanting neighborhoods like Casco Antiguo, Costa del Este and Casco Viejo showcase the cobblestone streets, crumbled ruins and historic architecture that trace our city’s lineage from the pre-Columbian era to the days of pirates and Spanish Conquistadors to the arrival of French and American prospectors, politicians and engineers. From attractions such as the Panama Canal and the Panama Viejo Museum to beach trips and eco-adventures in lush rainforests, an array of unforgettable activities awaits. To ensure that you make the most of your trip, our hotel's Luxury Collection Concierge is available to provide tailored recommendations on what to do during your visit to Panama City. Book your stay at one of the hotels near the Panama Canal and enjoy the city to the fullest.

Santa Maria Golf & Country Club

Meticulously groomed to perfection, this 18-hole, par-72 golf course features rippling fairways, beautiful greens and sculpted bunkers that offer a challenge for scratch handicappers and novice golfers alike.

Sunset Golf Course
On-Site Outlets
The Spa - Concierge

The Spa

Open view of golf course fringed by palm trees.

Santa Maria Golf & Country Club

Play the most memorable 18 holes of your life on a Championship Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. Open daily, the country club offers rentals and lessons, plus the driving range is available if you need a little practice before heading out on the green.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center

Full equiped fitness center

Poolside view of pool chairs under an umbrella with hotel in background.

Swimming

Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Outdoor

Lifeguard on Duty

Children's Pool

Outdoor

Heated

Children's Pool

Signature SPA Treatment

The Espiritu Santo Signature Massage is inspired by the power and vitality of the Flor del Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit Flower, Panama´s National Flower) an incomparable wild orchid unique to Panama that embodies strength, beauty and serenity. This relaxing massage starts with an aromatic touch, imitating the orchid’s natural fragrance. A soothing and firm effleurage – a form of massage involving a light circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hand – will help you achieve the perfect balance of mind and body. | Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday from 09:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A tray of spa amenities and a towel.

Espiritu Santo Signature Massage – 60/90 min.

Honoring the attributes and beauty of this emblematic flower; our Signature relaxing massage starts with an aromatic touch, imitating the natural fragrance that this flower delivers. A soothing and firm effleurage followed by light strokes movements, will help you achieve a perfect balance of mind and body.

 

Rosemary Muscle Recovery – 60/90 min.

This therapeutic massage is designed to melt away muscular tension. Specific deep tissue techniques are carefully applied to invigorate sore muscles. Our Signature soothing strokes will detoxify your body. A warm arnica and rosemary herbal poultice is applied to promote tissue healing.

 

Herbal Sachet and Stone Thermotherapy – 60 min.

A unique thermal therapy that combines the tender heat of local healing herbs and hot stones to achieve an increase in blood flow that will accelerates muscle relaxation and added flexibility of soft tissue. This therapy ends with a facial massage, using obsidian crystal stones to reawaken the spirit.

 

Aromatherapy – 60/90 min.

This retreat starts with a holistic foot ritual. The combination of organic herbs scrub and a refreshing sea salt soak is the preamble of this aromatic experience. An exquisite collection of essential oils is available to create a unique therapeutic blend that will be used to customize a full body massage.

 

Maternity Massage – 60 min.

A healthy way to melt away stress and promote well-being during pregnancy. This massage releases lower back tension and increase blood and lymphatic circulation to prevent swelling in legs and feet. Ideal to relax and calm the mind.

Cacao & Coffee Santa Maria – 90 min.

An organic coconut oil massage is the preamble of this nourishing treatment; followed by an indulgent full-body coffee exfoliation. A handmade obsidian stone piece will be used to gently remove the scrub. Your body will then be cocooning in a warm, organic cocoa mask to enjoy its antioxidants and nourish attributes.  

 

Aloe & Coconut – 60 min.

An exquisite balm of natural hydrating elements made of coconut oil, lavender essential oils and aloe turned into a healing body wrap. These plants' extracts will repair and nourish your skin after a sunny day at Santa Maria.

 

Sarigua Scrub – 60 min.

Sarigua is an indigenous word that means “salt and water”. Inspired by this term we have designed a gently body scrub made with local sea salt and essential oils body to remove impurities and to promote detoxification.  A deeply hydrating cream massage is then provided to leave your skin soft, silky and glowing.

Calm Mind Touch

Based on the Ayurvedic tradition, this invigorating scalp massage and head treatment is designed to encourage total relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing and calmness. Neck and shoulder tension melts away through the myofascial release technique along with essential oils to balance and energize mind and body.

 

Smooth Soul & Stone

Improve your health and increase your energy level with this customized massage. It targets sore spots of the back, neck and shoulder to relieves pain and strengthen muscles. Smooth hot stones are used to reduce stress and soothe your soul.

 

Aromatic Crystals Renewal

This treatment starts with a gentle dry brushing to naturally exfoliate and stimulate lymph flow and blood circulation. Delicate sugar crystals and essential oils of coconut oil and rose are blended together into a nourishing balm to remove skin impurities and to leave your skin smooth and healthy looking.

 

Essential Foot Therapy

Applying the principles of reflexology, this treatment encourages the body’s natural healing abilities by stimulating specific reflex points. This helps restore a healthy balance of body and mind.

Absolute Radiance – 60 min.

A customized facial that combines the best of science and nature designed to help correct existing skin conditions using concentrated formulas to nourish and revitalize the skin. A deep cleansing and exfoliation is followed by a personalized treatment and mask tailored to the skin´s specific needs. The result is a luminous, nourished and hydrated complexion.

 

Pure Revival – 90 min.

This treatment facial is designed to correct the visible signs of aging. After a deep cleansing and enzymatic exfoliation to stimulate the skin´s circulatory system, a highly effective cosmeceutical treatment is then applied to help collagen production, reduce UV damage and nourish skin with antioxidants.

 

Serenity – 60 min.

Sensitive skin, environmentally stressed skin and sensitized skin benefit from this targeted treatment designed to calm, nourish and strengthen the skin. Calendula and Linden Flower Extract sooth and comfort while Chinese herbs strengthen.

 

Luxury BioEffect Treatment – 60 min.

Embracing all the science and nature to promise a smooth and radiant skin. The exclusive Epidermal Growth Factor will promote a cellular signal repair, the result is a healthier dense, more hydrated, younger looking skin.

 

Luminous Restorer *– 15 min.

This delicate area deserves a gentle approach to sooth visible signs of fatigue and age. Our intensive treatment is comprised of an eye masque and toning muscle massage to improve the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the skin surrounding the eyes.

*To be added to any 45 or 60 minutes treatments.

The Santa Maria Romance – 2 hours

Enjoy a perfect sensory experience with our Signature foot ritual while both of you taste an aromatic native tea. The natural blending of organic herbs, sea salt and a touch of coconut oil scrub will leave your sink smooth and ready to receive a nourishing herbal body wrap. A powerful moisturizing treatment will brighten and tone your skin. A relaxing body oil massage completes this experience.

 

Duo – 60/90 min.

Our exclusive double treatment room allows you and your companion to enjoy a relaxing massage or a nurturing body treatment of your choice.

 

Marine Energizing Treatment –   90 min.

Inspired by the healing power of the sea, this therapy is intended to stimulate metabolism balance and lymph circulation. A gently dry brush prepares the skin to be wrapped in a warm, natural seaweed mud. Trace elements and minerals will help to reduce water retention and refine the silhouette. To perform a revitalizing massage, a selected synergy of essential oils is presented to tailor your specific needs.

Hole 19th – 120 min.

Enjoy the healing attributes of the aloe vera in this treatment designed to soothe, moisturize and prevent sunburn. Your therapist will perform a restorative manual technique to release specific points of tenderness. A customized facial is a part of this recovery treatment, designed to address your specific skincare concerns.

 

Golf Massage and Hydrated Treatment – 60 min.

A specific treatment that prevents lower back injury. It focuses on realigning the deeper layer of muscles and connective tissue to relieve pain and increase flexibility. To complete this experience a stretching session will restore the proper movements to ensure the right golf swings. A firm massage performed with a soothing aloe balm will hydrate your skin after the round.

 

The Facial – for the golfer – 45 min.

Specially designed for the needs of a man's skin, this facial focus on deep cleansing, exfoliation and hydration to keep your skin healthy and toned.

Hands and Feet Retreat

  • Silver Manicure – 30 min.
  • Silver Pedicure – 30 min.
  • Gold Manicure – 45 min.
  • Gold Pedicure – 45 min.
  • Nail Polish change – 15 min.

 

Hair Styling Service

  • Blow Dry (short, medium, long) – 30 min.
  • Updo Hair Styling – 45 min.
  • Ladies’ Haircut – 30 min.
  • Ladies’ Haircut and Styling – 45 min.
  • Scalp and Hair Treatment – 15 min.

 

Hair Removal Service (Waxing Service)

  • Eyebrows, chin and lips -15 min.
  • Bikini, legs, back, under arms – 30 min
  • Bikini Waxing – 40 min.

 

Golf and Spa Men's Services

  • Beard Trim – 20 min.
  • Haircut – 30 min.
  • Golf Manicure – 30 min.
  • Platinum Pedicure – 45 min.

For the purpose of ensuring a quiet atmosphere, please refrain from using mobile devices. We strive to respect all guests´ right to privacy and serenity. Towels, a spa bathrobe, sandals and grooming amenities will be provided for your use during your visit.

The use of the wet areas, sauna and stream room, is exclusive to guests and clients with a treatment appointment and it is assigned 30 minutes prior to each treatment. For guests who wish to make use of these areas only, a charge of $25.00 USD + 7% ITBMS (Tax) will be applied. Reservation is required.

Please inform the spa concierge or therapist of any health issues or concerns prior to treatment.

Philosophy

A visit to The SPA is crafted to be an exceptionally personalized experience, with spa technicians working with each guest to ensure a holistic balance of treatments and services. Body art touch massages employ manual therapy techniques to assist muscle recovery and relax the entire body. Body treatments are designed to naturally nourish and replenish the skin, and customized facials promote beauty and revival.

A softly lit seating area near the spa, with high-armed armchairs and a class-topped coffee table.

Area & Activities

Historic Treasures

Discover the cultural wonders that Panama offers.

Exterior view of hotel entryway and fountains, lit up at night.

Treasures of Panama

Panama's ancient civilizations, cultural traditions and natural treasures come to life in this workshop. You'll see how reproductions of pre-Hispanic artifacts are created using the ""lost wax process"", the same method the ancient goldsmiths of Panama used thousands of years ago to make their wonderful pieces of gold. You'll see a live demonstration of metal casting and can participate in the process.

Panama Viejo Historical Monument Complex

The ruins and museum of Panama Viejo are located within minutes of The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort. The site includes the ruins of the first European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the Americas, as well as traces of the first inhabitants of the Isthmus. Panama City was founded by Pedrarias Davila on August 15th 1519, and reached 10,000 inhabitants in the XVII century.

Casco Antiguo

Casco Antiguo is the historic district and cultural gem of Panama City. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Casco Viejo was established around 1673 by the Spanish colonialists, the Catholic Church, and other settlers. Today it is intertwined with monuments and historic buildings of many styles. Casco Viejo has no shortage of fantastic, international and Panamanian restaurants.

Modern Marvels

Visit some of Panama's exciting modern attractions.

Aerial view from the hotel buildings, with view across the pool and golf courses.
BioMuseo

This stunning multicolor architectural gem designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry celebrates Panama’s rich biodiversity with an array of world-class exhibits.

Eight galleries and eight ""devices of wonder"" tell us about the origin of the Panamanian isthmus and its gigantic impact on the planet’s biodiversity. These galleries were conceived by Canadian designer Bruce Mau, founder of the Institute Without Boundaries.

Panama Canal

One of the greatest engineering feats in history, the Panama Canal extends 80km from Panama City on the Pacific side to Colón on the Atlantic side. There are several ways to experience the canal, from the main Miraflores Visitor Center and the Interoceanic Canal Museum to the beautiful Amador Causeway Promenade.

 

Causeway Islands and Promenade

Outdoor Adventures

The four man-made islands of Naos, Perico, Culebra and Flamenco were created with rock excavated during the building of the Panama Canal. Today, the narrow bridge connecting them is a favorite recreation spot for bikers, runners and walkers. Visitors enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the ships waiting to enter the Panama Canal.

Aerial view of golf courses and waterways running between them.

Shopping in Panama

There are a number of malls nearby so you can shop until you drop!

TownCenter Mall

Located 2 miles from Santa Maria, in the Costa del Este area. It offers shopping from department stores to unique shopping stores, an array of restaurants is available, as well as, movie theatres.

Multiplaza Mall

One of the most impressive malls in Panama, Multiplaza Mall features over 200 stores offering a wide selection of world-known brands, fashions, shoes, bags and accessories and electronic goods. Visitors will also find over 30 restaurants ranging from local to international cuisine and more.

Atrio Mall

Atrio Mall is conveniently located at just 1 mile from Santa Maria.  With many options for shopping, and fine dining. The Atrio Mall also features a movie theatre.

Albrook Mall

No matter what you’re shopping for, you’re sure to find it at Albrook Mall. Boasting over 350 stores, three food courts with more than one hundred restaurants, a movie theater, a bowling alley and casinos, it’s one of the top shopping and entertainment destinations in Panama City.