Panalive Tours is a new tour operator based in Veraguas, Panamá which brings knowledge and experience from Portugal about ecotourism, package tours, and surf along with the yoga sessions.
He is from Faro, Portugal and 46 years old. His hometown is located in a very touristic area of southern Portugal named Algarve. It's very famous for its incredible beaches and golf resorts. Since he had graduated, he started working with tourism because, in this region, it is the main activity. He did university based on tourism and took several courses about how to create touristic products. For most of his life, he worked for an airline but he also had jobs in all the touristic operation, like a car rental, hotels, surf camps, boat tours, eco-tours, monument guiding, golf, and etc.
His father is the owner of Surfers Paradise Hostel, so Keoni grew up in front of the big waves of Santa Catalina's main break. All his family is dedicated to surfing. Also, he has spent many years teaching surfing in Catalina.
Nataly is from Venezuela, probably the best female surfer in Panama. She moved to santa catalina a long time ago to surf big waves. She is very experienced in the ocean as well as teaching how to surf.
Ian is from the USA and has lots of experience teaching yoga. He is one of the best teachers in Panama.
from Canada, June 2018
"On a Vacation Beat, not too structured but fine"
Javi and Mancia at Vista Coiba hotel were kind and helpful. The pool and the view are lovely and restful. Keoni was nice, patient, and flexible as a surf instructor. And Miguel, as the organizer, try to please you and rearrange the schedule to make it work with your pace (I was travelling solo). He usually take care of you.
from Haiti, December 2017
I went there during the low season so I got pretty much everything
For myself (private surf lesson, private dives). Santa Catalina is a very nice low key small village, much smaller and calm than what I expected... it is very easy to get there by bus (and they départ on time !!!). Miguel was able to attend my every request (to extend my stay, to add additional dives). He was very flexible... and went out of his way to accommodate me. Nataly, my surf instructor was AWESOME...
from Switzerland, October 2017
The location, the hotel and the food
from United States, April 2018
Cours de yoga avec ian au studio super ! Plonger avec le centre panama dive center super équipe et Coiba c’est magnifique. La plage de Santa Catalina
. Miguel et Sandra ont été très sympa. Miguel a eu un contre temps et n’a pas pu être là mais a fait au mieux à distance.