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El Sitio Hotel in Playa Venao, Panama

El Sitio Hotel, Playa Venao, Azuero, Panama

Beautiful Surfers Accommodation in Panama

Advanced difficulty
Breakfast included

Disconnect, relax, dance, surf, share, feel, love in this amazing home away from home. El Sitio Hotel invites you to have a wonderful time at their beautiful accommodation right on the sand of the Pacific Ocean. You can expect the waves sound to follow you at every step while you enjoy the uniquely named, colored, decorated, and handcrafted rooms on-site. El Sitio is sure to bring a twist of young, fresh spirit to your vacation.


  • Board use included
  • 7 surf spots available nearby
  • Surf instructors available on-site
  • Restaurant and sunset lounge and bar
  • Swimming pool available on-site
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Advanced


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  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

El Sitio Hotel has uniquely named, colored, decorated, and handcrafted rooms.

Sunset lounge and bar

Situated in the center of Playa Venao Bay, inches from the water, the lounge offers one of the best sunset views in Playa Venao and the area. With delicious cocktails, a fully stocked bar, great service, Ibiza and Burning Man influenced music, and comfortable, classy beach sofas, expect to enjoy surfer watching all day and late night drinks, hot and cold snacks, and more.

The lighthouse

The newest addition to El Sitio is the lighthouse apartment, featuring a spectacular 360º lookout of the bay. With its own kitchenette , living room, bedroom, and bathroom, you just might want to stay forever.

The restaurant

The restaurant offers fine international and fusion cuisine, using seasonal ingredients, locally caught fish and seafood, ensuring freshly prepared, healthy meals at all times.

Included excursions

A day trip to the waterfall is included in the price only if you book the platinum package.


El Sitio Hotel is located in Playa Venao, on the Azuero Peninsula, Panama. Playa Venao reputedly has the best year round beach break in Panama. With its sandy bottom, it is recognized as a great surfing beach for beginners and pros alike. Off-shore winds during the dry season make it a spectacular surf scene.


  • Madrońo, 1 kilometer
  • El Ciruelo, 7 kilometers
  • Guanico, 40 kilometers
  • Roca point at destiladeros, 40 kilometers
  • Las Panamaes, 45 kilometers
  • 411, 80 kilometers
  • Corto Circuito, 85 kilometers
  • Panama City, 320 kilometers



  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Whale watching
  • Zip lining


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance


During your stay, you will be provided with daily breakfast which depends on the accommodation package you've chosen. For the silver surfing package, morning coffee and a muffin are offered. The gold surfing package includes a simple wake breakfast, while the platinum package comprises a healthy morning 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)

  • Children playground
  • Chilling
  • Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Horse back riding
  • Isla Cañas turtle eggs hatching tours
  • Isla Iguana tours and snorkeling
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mangroves eco SUP and kayak tour
  • Skate ramps and half-pipe tracks
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surf lessons
  • Trip to Cerro Hoya National Park
  • Waterfalls of Agua Buena
  • Whale watching (August through November)
  • Yoga
  • Zipline canopy tour

What's included

  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Board use
  • Daily breakfast
  • Day trip to the waterfalls (only for the platinum package)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer by private Sedan (280 USD for up to three guests)
  • Airport transfer by shared ride shuttle (80 USD per person)
  • Local driver to take you to surf spots (100 USD per day for up to three guests)
  • Isla Iguana day trip (120 USD for up to three guests)
  • Surf lessons
  • 10% tax

How to get there

Driving directions from Panama City

  • Leave Panama City using the Puente de Las Americas exit (bridge of the Americas)
  • Take the Pan American Highway to Divisa
  • At Divisa take the road to Chitre
  • Keep going all the way through Chitre, Las Tablas, Pedasi, and eventually Playa Venao
  • The whole journey takes about five hours (320 kilometers)

Arrival by airplane

From Albrook Marcos A Gelabert International Airport (PAC) in Panama City, Air-Panama are offering two daily flights to nearby Chitre. These flights take about 25 minutes and cost 62 USD. Airport transfers are offered by El Sitio Hotel at additional prices. You can either take a shared ride shuttle (80 USD per person) or a private Sedan (280 USD for up to three guests). Once in Chitre, you can also take a 60 minutes taxi ride (60 USD) or rent a car at the airport on your own.

Arrival by bus

Go to the Allbrook Bus Terminal (use Uber or a taxi) and catch a bus to either Chitre or (better) Las Tablas. From there, you can take a local bus to Pedasi and from Pedasi either take a taxi (20 USD) or a local mini bus to Playa Venao. You can also take a taxi from Las Tablas straight to Playa Venao (40 USD).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Special discount

If guests want to stay more days than the packages show, they will get an additional 10% off from the daily prorated rate.

Pricing information

Additional nights can be booked at 60 USD per night per person or 100 USD per night for two persons.

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