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When you need to escape your daily routine, want to practice sports, and enjoy nature on a faraway tropical beach, Panalive Tours has a great week for you! The purpose of this surf camp is that you learn the basics of surfing, accompanied with yoga and diving in Coiba Island National Park which is a lifetime experience. This is a soft surf camp, projected for those who do not have so much time to spare. The location couldn't be better for those who like some nature adventure beside being near to a natural park in Coiba. Besides sports, some tours around this amazing location are also included!
Hotel Santa Catalina is the best hotel in Santa Catalina because its ocean front (best view to the best waves in Panama) is no match in Santa Catalina. It has charm and character. Comfort meets nature. The infinity swimming pool overlooking the surf is unique. The rooms are high standards and you can enjoy the outdoors of the compound and feel home.
Hotel Santa Catalina Panama offers nice rooms with comfortable memory foam beds, 100% high-quality cotton bed linens, air conditioning, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms with hot water and blow dryer, mini-refrigerator, and en-suite lockers. Each room has a terrace with hammock, table, and chairs. There are no electricity cuts because it has a generator providing energy 24/7.
Standard rooms at Hotel Santa Catalina will comfortably accommodate up to four guests. For groups of four, please ask Panalive Tours for the prices. The rooms include air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite private bathroom with hot water and blow dryer, closet with a secured key-locker feature, refrigerator, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi internet, and outside terrace with hammocks, chairs, and table. The standard rooms include either four single (twin) size beds, or one king-size bed with two single (twin) size beds.
Hotel Santa Catalina's suite rooms are for one up to three guests and have one king-size bed and one single bed, or the option of three single beds. All suites include complete kitchenette including coffeemaker, microwave, electric stove, sink, pot / pan, dishes, glasses, utensils, etc. The suite amenities are safe (safety box), private bathroom with hot water and blow drier, 32-inch satellite TV, air conditioning, and ceiling fan, coffee table with two chairs, terrace with hammocks, table and chairs.
Santa Catalina offers a wide variety of waves for all levels of surfing and you will stay like the pros in a hotel with swimming pool. The surfing classes are made in several languages by experienced surfers and trainers. They also have a yoga studio for those who want to practice. In one of the free afternoons, you will go by boat to enjoy a beautiful white sand beach located on a small island in front of the hotel.
The staff is very experienced and can teach you surfing in the best fashion. The daily surfing lessons are complemented with yoga. Panalive Tours has several types of boards to find what better fits you. The Panalive staff is multilingual. The lessons are two hours daily in the morning. Panalive Tours always picks the best place on the beach. Santa Catalina is perfect to learn surfing because it has many options around that can suit all levels of surfing, from beginners to advanced. After the classes, you can practice by yourself in the afternoon because the hotel includes the use of surfboards.
Coiba National Park is a protected part of Panama because it is an UNESCO world heritage site. You will catch a fast boat from Santa Catalina with professional guidance of one of the best Diving operators in Panama. You will have two tanks to make two dives in different spots of the park, there are 38 islands and reefs to explore. Coiba is one of the best diving in the world because of its variety of species, some are endemic and some are seasonal like the whales ,hammer sharks ,giant manta rays sea horses and many more. Dolphins (bottlenose and pilot) and reef sharks are guaranteed to watch. This archipelago is part of a chain of archipelagos that starts in Costa Rica in Islas Coco , followed by Coiba ,Islas Pajarita (Colombia) and Galapagos islands. Lots of sea life follow this island's up and down. Panalive tours is sure you will enjoy this high quality dives.
The yoga teachings are for beginners and they are based on 84 asanas of Hatha yoga and they are made at the hotel's yoga studio. To be a good surfer, you must have your body trained, strong and flexible, your muscles prepared for hard paddling and balancing, and your mind clear and free from any stress. The hiking tour, which takes about one hour, is made on a hill beside the village that has an incredible view of the sunset and surroundings. For advanced yoga practice you have to meet Ian in his studio in town
Santa Catalina is located on the Chiriquí Gulf in the state of Veraguas, Panama. It is a fishing village which offers a smattering of surf camps, low-cost hotels, and a few eating establishments. Still fairly secluded, the closest town with ATM, grocery, and other basic services is Soná which is about an hour away. Your surfing sessions are complemented with very good nearby spots.
Literally a tropical paradise, Santa Catalina offers some of the best surfs in Panama. The closest access point is Isla Coiba with its world-class diving, great local dives and fishing, and quiet charm for relaxing. Its beautiful beaches, lush forest, and friendly people make it a great stop for travelers wanting to enjoy some of the best of Panama's natural beauty and local flair on a minimal budget.
Mecca of surf in Panama for more than three decades has been the favorite of many of the best surfers of all time. The perfect wave will make you live one of your best experiences destination. Santa Catalina is one of the most important ports to visit Coiba National Park, a protected area of the most important of Panama with the status of World Heritage site, where you will find nature in all its splendor, a true natural paradise you should know.
Four breakfasts, three lunches, and one dinner will be served for you during the surf camp. The food served in the restaurant is healthy Panamanian style food. Fish and seafood, as well as barbecued chicken and pork with salads, are available. Vegetarian meals are also available on special request.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
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