The old Antigua Escuela de las Americas (Ancient School of the Americas) has been transformed into the 5 star Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, providing elegant and comfortable facilities. This hotel in Colon is located on the banks of Lake Gatun and only 10 minutes from the Colón Free Trade Zone. The Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal is the perfect starting point for activities such as adventure tours, ecotourism; cycling, canopy tours, eco-walks or trekking to view the exotic and diverse flora and fauna around our hotel in Colon, excursions in catamaran on the calm waters of Lake Gatún, fishing, boat or jet ski tours of the Lake, the first Golf Driving Range on the water in Panama, shopping, Caribbean beaches and much, much more. Paradise exists. Come and see it for yourself at the Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal!