The Balboa Inn in Panama City is a well established Bed & Breakfast just minutes from Albrook airport. It is the ideal place for you and the family when you need to catch that early morning flight.

The Balbao Inn has just finished a complete overhaul and now looks more like a boutique hotel than a Bed and Breakfast. The gardens have been landscaped and a swimming pool has been added. The interiors and bedrooms have received new fixtures and fitting and the reception area has been redesigned.


What hasn’t changed is the wildlife which calls The Balboa Inn home. The family of agouti’s, still lives in the gardens, the plethora of tropical birds still come to feed and a mysterious frog lives in a drainpipe above the terrace.


Your hosts

The team at The Balbao Inn are known to go out of their way to ensure that guests get the most out of their stay. Whether you would like to enjoy a pleasant chat on the terrace or have them organize a day trip for you, they will make sure that you enjoy your stay.


The Balboa Inn Accommodation

The Balboa Inn Panama City, Panama



What is included


Free Wi-Fi (9.5gb)

Local concierge service

Early and Late Check-in

Discounts for repeat business bookings


What you need to know

The Balbao Inn is located in a beautiful residential area of Panama City and only 5 minutes from the Panama canal. Albrook Airport and Albrook mall are just a cheap taxi ride away and Tocumen International Airport, where you will most likely arrive is just over 30 minutes away. The managers and staff at The Balboa Inn can arrange a driver to collect you at Tocumen International Airport (PTY). It can bring you directly to the Bed and Breakfast – please request this requirement when booking.



The Balbao Inn offers a range of activities.

the-balboa-inn-bed-and-breakfast-panama-panama-parrotsMany guests stay at The Balbao Inn because of the easy access to Albrook airport, which is where you will catch all of your internal flights. One of the huge benefits of our location is the wildlife which meets in our gardens each day. The colorful birds will entertain you at breakfast and throughout the day as many of our visiting twitchers have discovered.

Many of our guests want to experience the elements which make up this beautiful country and we have a huge network of partners who cater for just about any kind of trip or tour you wish to try.

From visits to the Sloth Sanctuary, a tour around the Botanical Gardens or the Casco Viejo, to helicopter trips, boats trips, island visits and diving excursions. You can even canoe through the jungle and visit a tribe of local Panamanian indians. This is not Disneyland, these indians really do live in the jungle in a way which has not really changed in hundreds of years.


If the jungle is not your thing then why not visit the Guna people on the Caribbean coast and spend a night or two on one of their gorgeous tropical islands. Just imagine swinging in a hammock as the sun goes down on another fantastic day.

Just let us know what you wish to try and let us put it together for you.

Contact us for details:

Make a reservation at The Balboa Inn in Panama City
Please note that this is a direct booking with The Balboa Inn


Telephone: +507 314-1520

Email: [email protected]





OS grid reference:

Lat: 8.955036 Long: -79.554085

Las Cruces St. 2311A,
0843 Balboa,
Panama City, Panama


The Balboa Inn is located below the huge Panamanian flag which sits atop the famous Ancon Hill. Established in 2007 by a Dutch couple and now owned by a local Panamanian businessman, The Balboa Inn has the perfect mixture of modern day comforts and great managers.

The airports, shopping malls, Panama Canal, Bridge of the Americas, Casco Viejo and downtown are all just a few minutes away. The Balboa Inn offers an affordable solution to your stay in Panama City yet retaining a genuine home from home ambience.

Isla Taboga

The Balboa Inn is a wonderful place to visit and in a stunning setting. It has earned itself a well-deserved reputation for good, old fashioned hospitality.


Reviews of The Balboa Inn

We stayed at The Balboa Inn in August 2016 and used it as a hub for exploring Panama. Rosie and Simon who have since taken retirement, were magnificent hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. By all accounts the new managers are equally professional.

The accommodations at The Balboa Inn are well furnished, spotlessly clean and well maintained. If you are looking for a back to nature experience without leaving Panama City this is it. We cannot recommend this place enough. The location is excellent and the views from the top of Ancon Hill are a photographers dream.


Nearby Recommendations:

Hibiscus House- Isla Contadora

If you are planning a couple of beach days away Panama City, this bed and Breakfast is in a beautiful location.



Was The Balboa Inn Referred or Verified?

The Balboa Inn in Panama City was verified by the Serious Sleeps Team on 19th May 2015