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About Our Destination

Currency
The official currency of Panama is the balboa. However, there are no balboa paper notes, all are U.S. federal reserve notes, i.e. U.S. dollars. Cents are known as “centavos”. U.S. dollars are accepted in Panama. We recommend that you travel with small U.S. bills.
Languages
Spanish and English
Climate
The climate in Panama and will range between 85°F-95°F (29°C-35°C) during the day and 70°F-75°F (21°C-24°C) at night.

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights at the all-inclusive oceanfront Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Resort
  • Olivia’s signature entertainment and programming
  • Unlimited gourmet dining in five restaurants
  • Top shelf spirits and beverages in four bars
  • 24-hour room service, and pool and beach wait service
  • Mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water, juices and beer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Center
  • Expansive, centrally located infinity pool
  • Access to a wide menu of exciting land and water sports including jogging path, yoga, kayaks, beach volleyball, ping pong, water aerobics, golf putting green and driving range
  • Round-trip airport transfers from the Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY) on the first and last days of the trip
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
What’s not included?
  • Airfare to and from the Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to local guides
  • Optional excursions 
  • Resort services such as boutique purchases and spa services
Travel documentation and identification
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the Panamanian consulate to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” followed by “Vaccinations.”
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.

2017 DREAMS PANAMA RESORT
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 4/15/2017    
Cancellation Fee 180 days or more prior to trip date   10/17/2016 $250 per person
Cancellation Fee 90-179 days prior to trip date 10/18/2016 1/15/2017 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 60-89 days prior to trip date 1/16/2017 2/14/2017 75% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 0-59 days prior to trip date
(NON-REFUNDABLE)

2/15/2017   100% of trip cost

Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most comprehensive coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Click here for a few reasons why it is a great idea to consider travel insurance. For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Please refer to the Description of Coverage for a summary of the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the applicable Protection Plan.
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia's Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Official Trip Group on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Dreams Playa Bonita Panama 2017 Group on Facebook.
Olivia Honeymoons and Celebrations
Register at Olivia Honeymoon Wishes for your honeymoon, anniversary or other special celebration; browse through the selections and let your friends know just how easy it is for them to purchase a gift for you.

Travel and arrival

Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into and out of Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY).
Check-In
Arrive any time on April 15, 2017 and depart any time on April 22, 2017. Official check-in time is 3 pm. If you arrive early, you can store your luggage and enjoy the resort until your room is available.
Airfare discounts
Save up to 15% on your airfare through our partner airlines. Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit at the resort, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
Transfer and Meeting up with Olivia
Transfers to and from the airport and the resort are included on the first and last days of the trip (April 15 and 22, 2017). We will request your flight information approximately 90 days in advance of the trip to ensure you receive your transfer. Alternatively, you can visit your Olivia Travel Profile and enter you flight information at any time. The airport is approximately 45–60 minutes from the resort.

During your trip

Accommodations
  • Private balcony
  • Alarm clock with MP3 docking station
  • 40” Television
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Electronic in-room safe (laptop size)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Two direct dial telephones
  • A/C with in-room climate control
  • Fully equipped bathroom with rain shower
  • Sink with vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Concierge service located by lobby
  • Twice-daily maid service
Food and Beverages
Enjoy unlimited dining in five restaurants and one café:
  • Market Café: International buffet
  • Portofino: Tuscan-Italian cuisine
  • Bordeaux: French cuisine
  • Oceana: Fresh seafood
  • Seaside Grill: Grilled specialties
  • Coco Café: Premium coffee and snacks
And enjoy unlimited premium drinks and top-shelf spirits, beer, wine, juices, and soft drinks:
  • Rendezvous: Lobby bar
  • Barracuda Bar: Bar by Oceana and Seaside Grill
  • Desires: Sports bar
  • Manatee: Pool
Electricity
The rooms have 110-volt electricity, which is the same as the U.S.
Excursions
Optional excursions include sport fishing, golf, the Panama Canal Mira Flores Locks, historic “Casco Viejo” colonial district, Frank Gehry Biodiversity Museum, Gamboa Rainforest, Panama Viejo (ruins of the original Panama City founded in 1519), Native Embera Indigenous Village, aerial trams, speed boats, wildlife tours and more. Excursions are an additional charge. More information about booking will be available approximately 30 days prior to the trip.
Gratuities
Gratuities to resort staff are included in the cost of the trip.
Internet, Phone and Mobile App
Experience unlimited connectivity featuring free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the United States and Canada via Wi-Fi. Additionally, with the Dreams Resorts & Spas mobile app, you can take advantage of app-to-app calling, which allows you to make international calls via the resort's wireless internet connection.
Laundry services
Laundry is available for a fee.
Medical services
There is an infirmary at the resort. Standard fees are charged for medical services.
Phone
Each room has a phone. There is an additional fee to use this phone. Phone rates will be available at the resort.
Sisters at Play and Friends
Olivia’s Sisters at Play and Friends program is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diversity on our trips. Meet your Sisters at Play coordinator so you can find out about the special events we have planned for you during the week. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
Smoking policy
The Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Resort is a smoke-free, no smoking property. Smoking is not permitted in rooms, balconies/patios, public areas and beaches. A designated smoking area will be provided during our stay there.
Spa services
Let the staff at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia® melt away all of your stress with a variety of custom treatments. Choose from massages, manicures, pedicures, beauty salon services, custom packages, and more. Spa services are available for a fee.
Special needs
If you have special medical or dietary needs, please advise us at the time of booking.

After Your Trip

Check out time
Check out is 11 am on April 22, 2017.
Transfers to the airport
Roundtrip airport transfers are included on arrival and departure day. Departure information will be available at the resort.

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