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Things to do in Rio Hato

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Paella Restaurant
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“A well known stop to many travelers with what some will consider the best paellas in Panama. Quite an extensive menu to choose from. Fun dessert with crepe/ice cream/fire!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Se encuentra a 3 minutos del apto en carro lo que facilita sus compras de mercado, tienen ademas un servicio de comida rapida.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“This is a must visit when you stay in Buenaventura’s grounds, is ideally for eating in their restaurants, having lunch at their beach pool. Buying food or necessities at Deli gourmet. Walking their grounds ... The property is really beautiful and you’ll enjoy it very much! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Se ofrece pescados y mariscos, comida española y mediterránea. Buen ambiente, buenos precios y muy buena atención. Se encuentra en la Vía Panamericana. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a great little gem in the area. Food is a great, fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious food served well decorated, great service. Goot price-value. They accept credit cards. Beautiful place to eat dinner! I can recommend to everyone will be back again!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Outside the Royal Decameron Hotel there´s an all access Casino where you can go try your luck!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Location: Leaving the town of La Ermita, arrive at the Interamerican Highway and turn right. . Distance: 7 km or 4 miles approximately. Time: By car, you take about 10 minutes to arrive. To take into account: - Beautiful white sand beaches, are not very busy on weekdays; however, if you go on weekends, it will be easier to get parking if you go early. - You can choose between a public space or private space. - Private spaces generally have a bar and restaurant. - You can rent a small ranch to cover yourself from the sun. These places have parking, usually fenced and you have to pay entrance (it is not very expensive). - Generally you have to pay to park. - The road is relatively good to reach but very narrow if you go deep inside the town.   What to do: Enjoy the waters of the Pacific Ocean, walk on the beach, take a good sun bath, boat tour, snorkeling, music and more Food and drinks: There are restaurants with bars If you go to a public space you can bring your own food or buy them in seafood restaurants”
  • 6 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Se encuentra situado en el Tonw Center del Resort Playa Blanca, puede accederse caminando desde el apto, ofrecen comida tipo gourmet, japonesa y libanesa y brindan servicio a domicilio.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Excelente playa del pacifico. A solo 1 hora y media de la ciudad y tiene todos los servicios”
  • 3 locals recommend
Zoo
  • 2 locals recommend
Health
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great food at this restaurant which is known for excellent seafood dishes. Very family friendly. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Car Rental
“For those flying into Rio Hato from Toronto or Montreal on SunWing or Transat, book your car and request an Airport pick up.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“This beach with its white sands is just close enough to be reached and enjoyed on a dat trip from the city. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Seafood Market- Fresh catch everyday. There are also small stores that offer vegetables and fruits In the stores outside of the Seafood Market there´s a place that sells free-range eggs, handmade pork sausages and other spanish delicatessen. Great place to purchase fresh food!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Paella Restaurant
“A well known stop to many travelers with what some will consider the best paellas in Panama. Quite an extensive menu to choose from. Fun dessert with crepe/ice cream/fire!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Se ofrece pescados y mariscos, comida española y mediterránea. Buen ambiente, buenos precios y muy buena atención. Se encuentra en la Vía Panamericana. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a great little gem in the area. Food is a great, fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious food served well decorated, great service. Goot price-value. They accept credit cards. Beautiful place to eat dinner! I can recommend to everyone will be back again!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great food at this restaurant which is known for excellent seafood dishes. Very family friendly. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Restaurante con comida panameña principalmente con pescados y mariscos con acceso directo a la Playa Santa Clara. puedes disfrutar de sus facilidades solo, en pareja, en familia o con amigos. Hay servicio de paseos en bote, buceo y snorkeling. Durante la semana es fácil llegar y bastante complicado durante los fines de semana o días feriados.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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