Romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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February 14 is Valentine’s Day and all around the world people will be celebrating friendship and love. Panama is not an exception and many hotels and restaurants are preparing a special menu for love birds. The Visitor, with you in mind, has rounded up the top romantic spots in Panama to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch.

Panama City hotels are offering many deals on Valentine’s Day accommodations.

Panama City hotels are offering many deals on Valentine’s Day accommodations.

The Hard Rock Hotel Megapolis is offering deals in its three restaurants. A $35 dollar buffet dinner in Bazaar includes a welcome glass of sangria. At Asian-themed Soy, appetizer, entree and dessert goes for $50 with sake cocktail included. At Tauro, $55 dollars gets you an appetizer, entree and dessert with a cosmopolitan for ladies and a martini straight up for men. For reservations call 380-1111 option 3.

The Wyndham Tryp Hotel in Albrook is having a buffet dinner in their Canal Bistro Restaurant from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The cost is $29.95 per person and includes a glass of champagne with dinner. Afterwards, a glass of wine and live music can be enjoyed in the hotel’s Gastro Bar, also included. A stay at the hotel the night of Friday the 14th goes for $79 per person and includes the buffet dinner with champagne for two and a buffet breakfast the morning of the 15th. For reservations call 307-0300.

At Grill 50 Restaurant & Bar on Calle 50, dinner includes antipasto appetizer, choice of entree, a side dish and dessert, with a cost of $15.95 per person. To reserve a table, contact 229-6547 or 229-6539.

Known for their great view of the Bridge of the Americas, the Country Inn & Suites’ Bridge View Restaurant in Amador will have a buffet for $25 per person, which includes a glass of wine. Reservations can be made at 211-4526 or writing

The Waldorf Astoria offers romantic diners at its two restaurants. At the BRIO Brasserie there is an option of a buffet dinner for $29 per person plus taxes. Everybody will receive a martini cosmopolitan and the ladies will receive a rose. There is going to be live music from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

On the other hand, the Ginger Restaurant Sushi Bar & Lounge offers an exotic ambiance for those who enjoy Asian cuisine. A special Valentine’s menu has been created and includes an appetizer, salad, sushi rolls, main dish and a heart shape dessert to share with your sweetheart plus a cocktail. The ladies will receive a rose. It costs $40 per person plus taxes. For reservation in both restaurants call 294-8018.

Romantic getaways from town to country are at your beck and call.

Romantic getaways from town to country are at your beck and call.

At TGI Fridays’ seven locations in Panama, entrees from the “Chef Select” menu will receive a free glass of wine. Details can be found at

The Hotel Riu Plaza has rooms for $75 which includes a breakfast buffet. Contact 282-0444 or visit for reservations.

The Radisson Decapolis at Multicentro has special packages. One night’s stay goes for $246 per couple and includes rose petals on the bed, a bottle of champagne and sweets in the room. Also included is a breakfast buffet, access to the pool, gym and spa, dinner at Fusion Restaurant and a $20 gift certificate for use in drinks or match play in the Majestic Casino. A two-night stay, with a price of $390 per couple, includes all the above amenities, plus a 25 minute couples’ massage. To reserve, contact 380-1111 option 1 or write

To complete your stay, the Radisson’s Aqua Spa has a variety of packages available from $110 – $147.50 per person. For details and reservations, contact 215-5770 or write

For a beach getaway, Nitro City in Punta Chame is offering rooms from $195 and up, with in-room floral arrangements for an additional $80. To reserve, contact 223-1747 or visit

In El Valle, Los Mandarinos Boutique Hotel is serving a special Valentine’s Day menu at their new Spanish-themed restaurant, La Tasca de Triana. Their a la carte dinner will be accompanied by live serenading. The following night, the hotel hosts a drumming spectacle to the light of the full moon. Entrance is $48 per couple and includes a bottle of wine and tapas. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 983-6645 or 6808-2743.


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