Have you heard about the infamous guys trips down to Medellin, Colombia or Panama City, Panama? These locations have been growing in popularity amongst the top Latin American bachelor party destinations. Both are amazing and both have a bit of a different experience to offer, so best to figure out what works best for your group before pulling the trigger on the destination. I’m breaking down this comparison review by the following categories: Accommodations, Day Activities, Nightlife, and the Girl Situation.
Probably the biggest component to planning the bachelor trip – finding the best place for the group to stay. The most important factors I hear from every group are privacy, noise, amenities, and location.
Privacy to groups means not being under a watchful eye and somewhat goes hand in hand with the noise factor in that groups want a place to party where they can be loud and not worry about noise complaints or unwanted attention from neighborhoods or cops. Amenities refers to things like elevators (though not something thought about normally it becomes a sticking point in older neighborhoods in Latin America), pools or jacuzzis, and other resources on site like restaurants or bars. Finally, we get to Location, referring to it’s proximity to nightlife, restaurants, or downtown districts. You usually don’t want to be more than 15 min from any hotspots, whether that’s walking or driving.
Ok, I’ve defined the main factors in picking the best accommodation for a destination bachelor party, so let’s get down to how Medellin stacks up compared to Panama City.