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7 Days Beginners Surf Camp in Playa Venao, Los Santos, Panama

Unforgettable Surf Camp Panama

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Beach Break Surf Camp in Playa Venao is the ideal place to start your surfing journey. Their seven-day surf camp allows you to learn surfing in a time frame that fits your travel plans. At Beach Break Surf Camp, they keep a three to one ratio of students to instructors. This keeps the attention personal. Never deal with over crowded classes, get that personalized attention you are looking for.


  • Daily surfing instructions
  • Complimentary surf photography
  • Use of a variety of surfboards and equipment
  • Unlimited access and use of the swimming pool
  • Fun and safe lessons tailored to your plan
  • Daily delicious beachfront breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 3
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Accommodations consist of 14 rooms in beach front boutique hotel. Beach Break Surf Camp offer full-equipped kitchen, air conditioner, hot water, open layout, hammocks, and swimming pool. It has four types of accommodation

Shared dormitory

The dormitory houses up to six people and is equipped with an air conditioner and a shared indoor bathroom.

Private room

The private room is equipped with one double bed, an air conditioner, and private bathroom.

Private room double occupancy

The private room is equipped with one double bed, one single bed, an air conditioner, and private bathroom.

Private room for family or groups

The private room is equipped with one double bed, two or 3 single beds, an air conditioner, and private bathroom.

Beach Break Surf Camp Panama Program

All coaches will be there to help you choose the correct board that fits your body type, surfing style, and help you work towards your surfing goals. They will also help you to transition from riding the white wash to an open face wave. Going surfing with experienced surfers allows you to ask questions in the lineup and see examples of identifying and catching incoming waves.

Beginners will learn to find your correct forward foot, the science of balance, basics of standing up, introduction to wave theory, water safety, and the warm up. Those who are ready for the next level will learn to make speed on green waves, enter a new line up, read the waves, surf etiquette, and the duck dive.

Duck diving properly is critical to your surfing experience. There are a few tricks and tips that will make it much easier. Your coaches will also assist you in learning basic maneuvers such as the cutback, snap, and floater.


The beautiful bay of Playa Venao is home to Beach Break Surf Camp. The west coast of Panama is open to a wide angle of swell direction. Make the most of your stay as you hunt your next dream wave.

Nearby places

  • Pedasi - 25 kilometers.



  • Boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wave boarding


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area


  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance nearby
  • Wireless internet


During this surf camp, you will be served daily breakfast.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Horseback tour

A two to four-hour guided horseback tour through the valleys and river banks of the Caas wildlife reserve.

Isla Iguana day trip

A short boat ride from Pedasi to the white sand beaches of Isla Iguana. You can add paddle boarding and/or snorkeling experience to your day trip package.

Mangrove paddleboard tour

A guided paddle board/kayak tour through the mangroves of the Caas wildlife reserve. It will take up from two to three hours, in groups of up to 6 people.

Ocean fishing adventure

The coastline off of Playa Venao is host to many different types of fish. Explore the rich water of Panama with experienced boat captains!

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Access to a variety of surfboards and equipment
  • Daily delicious breakfast
  • Daily surf instruction
  • Free use of swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Hammocks
  • Hot water

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Lunch, dinner, and drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Driving directions from Panama city

Traveling by car is the preferred method to come to Playa Venao. The trip will take around four to five hours, if you watch your speed. There are multiple speed traps along the way, so be sure to watch the speed limit signs as they change frequently. The entire highway is paved and well maintained and has cell phone reception. Waze application has accurate driving instructions to get here. There are also multiple other surf breaks that are accessible with a 4x4 car. If you rent a car, we recommend something that you will be able to explore in.

Arrival by airplane

  • Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

  • Take a bus from Albrook terminal to Chitre, then to Las Tablas or Pedasi. Take a taxi from Pedasi to Venao.

Arrival by shuttle

Beach Break Surf Camp offers private transportation for an additional fee. A group up to 3 people will cost 200 USD. A group of four to seven people, with board bags, will cost 300 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.