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Tantalo Hotel opened in 2012 and continues to pioneer new standards for hospitality, dining, nightlife and community revitalization in Casco Viejo, Panama City’s UNESCO World Heritage District. By marrying a focus on art, unrivaled service, and unconventional programming, our sustainable boutique hotel draws crowds from all over the world.



Tantalo Hotel & Roofbar is located in the historic Casco Viejo district, Panama City’s cobblestone center, brimming with colonial-era landmarks and bougainvillea-filled plazas lined with cafes and bars. Centrally located, many of Panama City’s attractions are just outside our doors. Cathedral Square is just a 2 minute walk. Panama Canal is a 15 minute drive away. Tocumen International Airport is a 45 minute drive – with airport shuttle services available for an extra charge.



Throughout the facility, local items have been upcycled into furniture, flooring and décor. Rooms are sound-insulated using material constructed with recycled newspapers and phone books that hold cool air in and keep pests away. Tántalo conserves energy by using key-card activated electricity in each room and toilets that dual flush. The staff recycles beer and beverage bottles and maintains the 827 modular recycled plastic receptacles of live plants on the green wall with reclaimed rainwater from the Lounge’s skylight.

Casco Tour

A tour around Casco revealing hidden stories about life in the historic district before before its urban resurgence & neighborhood revitalization, guided by ex-gang members. This out-of-the-box tour ends with local food and drink, fried fish and a tasty mojito!

Ancón Hill

Panamá City’s highest point is a symbol of sovereignty for all Panamanians. A place with plenty of nature that invites for a nice hike or a drive, with a 360 view of the new city, the old town, the America’s Bridge, and the Canal locks.


Panama’s newest museum built by renowned architect Frank Gehry explains the merging of the Americas through the Isthmus of Panama and the event’s relevance for the the history of human civilization. A really colorful, origami-shaped place to visit with plenty of valuable insight on biodiversity and Panama in general.

Panama Canal Tour

The Miraflores Locks, one of the Canal’s main touch points, is just 15 minutes away from our hotel. A great place for sightseeing and learning while watching the passing of the ships through the Canal. A short museum tour is also included in this trip, with interesting geographical, political, and engineering facts about one of the 7 wonders of Planet Earth.

Shopping Malls

Fancying some shopping? Panama City currently holds some of the best shopping malls in the region, only 15 minutes away by car from our hotel.