Although the Decameron hotel has not revealed the details of their beach project that will be located on the "Upper Coast" of the province of Colon, Panama's president Ricardo Martinelli said the government would build 22 km long road to allow access to the new resort. The hotel would have 300 rooms and would be built on a 700 hectare parcel of land. (La Prensa)
Editor's Comment: In Panama the Colon Province runs along a large portion of the Caribbean or Atlantic coastline. Panamanians refer to this coastline in two segments. Everything to the North and East of the city of Colon is called the "Upper Coast", and includes places like Portobelo, Isla Grande, Nombre de Dios, and Puerto Lindo for example. The "Lower Coast" is everything to the South and West of the city of Colon, and includes the old Fort Sherman area, Gobea, and Miguel de la Borda. This new Decameron resort will be located somewhere along the Upper Coast, probably past Nombre de Dios. The ocean and water out there are beautiful, much nicer than at their current location on the Pacific.