Where to stay around Panama City?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,115 holiday lettings near Panama City. From 6,123 condos to 451 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Panama City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Panama City?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Panama City:

  • St Andrews Bay: 59 holiday homes
  • The Preserve On The Bay: 58 holiday homes
  • Rosemary Beach: 1,175 holiday homes
  • Santa Monica: 130 holiday homes
  • Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico: 632 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Panama City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Panama City. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dolphin and Snorkel tours LLC: 7,783 holiday lettings
  • Shell Island: 7,531 holiday lettings
  • Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida: 7,207 holiday lettings
  • Florida State University Panama City: 8,867 holiday lettings
  • Truesdell Park: 7,661 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Panama City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Panama City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 6,123 condos in Panama City. Our other popular types of Panama City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 451 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 54 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 41 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Panama City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6,006 holiday homes with pool available in Panama City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday apartment in Panama City your home away from home

    Panama City lies on the gulf coast of the Florida Panhandle, home to some of the finest beaches in the world, making it a popular destination for holidaymakers, especially during spring break. HomeAway.co.uk offers a range of beach apartments in Panama City, as well as a small selection of holiday villas to cater to larger groups. With typical American attention to detail, Panama City rentals are equipped to a high standard, with up-to-the-minute modern conveniences, ample parking, and ubiquitous air-conditioning. Most Panama City apartments have pool access to keep you cool in the hot summers.

    Things to do

    -Watersports: Panama City's location on the coast means there's a whole host of watersports to enjoy, with numerous marinas for boating, fishing and diving enthusiasts. Beachfront businesses take care of more extracurricular fare, such as surfing, snorkelling and paddleboarding. If you want to drop the kids off for the day, the Shipwreck Island Water Park provides more supervised thills and spills.

    -Beaches: Panama City's crowning jewels are its sugar-white beaches, with a staggering 27 miles to choose from. In addition to the glitz and glamour of the commercial areas, there's masses of quiet, undeveloped stretches to explore, some of which can only be reached by boat.

    -Nightlife: If there's a word that could capture Panama City's nightlife it's 'casual'. The Shorts and flip-flops beach culture spreads off the sand and into the eateries, bars and music venues. There's something for everyone, from fast food to fine dining, and from laid-back live music lounges to high energy nightclubs like Club La Vela, the largest nightclub in the US.

    -Eco Tours: Getting close to nature is an increasingly popular requirement of the modern holiday. To this end, Panama City is bookended by two state parks and incorporates its own conservation area, all open for activities such as mountain biking, hiking and wildlife watching.

    -Golf: With eight 18 hole golf courses (two private), and six 9 hole (one private), Panama City has golfing facilities that far outstrip the population's need in such a small city. With the gulf coast weather and coastal scenery providing a glorious backdrop, you could play a different course every day for a fortnight.

    Weather in Panama City

    Humid and subtropical, Panama City's winters are short and mild, while the summers are long, hot and humid, with temperatures topping out in the mid-thirties (nineties Fahrenheit). Florida is sunny year-round, but more manageable temperatures, in the high twenties Celsius, can be found in the spring and autumn. Rainfall tends to be heavy and short, generally from summer thunderstorms. The least rain falls in April, May, October and November, marking these months as the prime times to visit.

    Travel to Panama City

    Flying and driving is the American habit, so the easiest, most hassle-free way to get to and around Panama City is by flying in to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, twenty miles from the city centre, and renting a car. You could taxi in a pinch, but America is built for the driver, and taxi fares can get prohibitive. There's no Amtrak station, though Greyhound buses do have a downtown station.

    Sightseeing in and around Panama City

    Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Panama City a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Gulf World Marine Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
    • Bay Dunes Golf Course (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
    • Fox Run Country Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
    • Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
    • Meadows Course at Bay Point Resort (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
    • Water Planet (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)

    Seasonal weather in Panama City

    If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Panama City

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Panama City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • St. Andrews State Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
    • Truesdell Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
    • Shell Island (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
    • Mexico Beach (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
    • Conservation Park (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
    • Carillon Beach (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)