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5 Day Refreshing Diving, Yoga, and Surf Camp in Santa Catalina, Veraguas
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Get in Shape Surf Camp in Panama

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

When you need to escape your daily routine, want to practice sports, and enjoy tropical beaches, stay in a deluxe hotel where nature meets comfort. Vista Coiba Hotel is one of the best places to stay in the surfing paradise of Santa Catalina. In here, Panalive Tours has a great week for you! The purpose of this high standard 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.

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Miguel, Keoni, Nataly, & 1 More…
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  • 2 surf lessons
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 1 day diving in Coiba
  • Hiking around the village
  • 4 nights deluxe hotel accommodation
  • 4 amazing breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Tocumen International Airport (US$200 per person)
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Featuring a private beach area, Vista Coiba Villas & Restaurant is set in Santa Catalina and also provides a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The hotel features garden views and a terrace.

The units at the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. With a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and free toiletries, rooms at Vista Coiba Villas & Restaurant also boast free Wi-Fi, while some rooms also feature a sea view. At the accommodation, all rooms include a seating area.

Breakfast is available daily and includes a buffet and à la carte options. Hiking is among the activities that guests can enjoy near Vista Coiba Villas & Restaurant. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Santa Catalina! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. Couples particularly like the location, they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Santa Catalina! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city with an abundance of friendly and helpful waitstaff and a well-stocked bar with a varied supply of cold drinks.

One can find plenty of space to rest and relax or take a short walk down the hill to dive the very private rocky crystalline coastal waters. There are spacious clean rooms with porch and hammock and great poolside seafood restaurant and swim up bar! It is very peaceful and super friendly.



Santa Catalina located in the south pacific coast,it's perfect to learn because ,it offers a wide variety of waves that suit all levels of surfing. our staff is very experienced and can teach you surfing in the best fashion. The daily surfing lessons are complemented with yoga sessions. Panalive Tours has several types of boards to find what fits you best, and we pick the best spots on the beach to help with your surf. Panalive staff are multilingual.


Coiba National Park is a protected part of Panama because it is a UNESCO world heritage site. You will catch a fast boat from Santa Catalina with the 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 spots in the world because of its variety of species, some are endemic and some are seasonal like the whales, hammer sharks, giant manta rays, seahorses and many more. Dolphins (bottlenose and pilot) and reef sharks are guaranteed to watch.


The yoga teachings are for beginners or intermediate ,the style is the original sacred ,Hatta yoga (84 asanas) and UPA yoga inspired by Isha foundation. The sessions will be done at the hotel's yoga shala in front of the sea.

yoga for surfers is a complement of our surfing lessons because it helps a lot on your surfing.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.

Short Hike

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.Flora anf fauna explained


Day 1

  • 14:00 Afternoon arrival at the hotel

Day 2

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson (2 hours)
  • 17:00 Yoga session

Day 3

  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Diving boat trip to Coiba
  • 16.00 Return from Coiba

Day 4

  • 07:00 Yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson
  • 17:00 Hike the Sendero for sunset

Day 5

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Departure

Included excursions

  • Diving 2 tanks in Coiba Natonal Park
  • Hike the sights of the village


Miguel Martins

Keoni Salgado

Nataly Alvarez



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.

Nearby places

  • Soná - 1 hour



  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Trail running
  • Wave boarding
  • Whale watching


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck


  • Child care
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet


Delicious huge breakfast is included in the price, with eggs, toast, fresh fruit, great coffee, fresh juices from pineapple, orange, passion fruit, and papaya. You can choose from normal and vegetarian food. The breakfast buffet is filled with lots of fruits and juices, yoghurt cereals, or continental.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
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)

  • Boat trips to surrounding islands
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Skateboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • SUP
  • Swimming

What's included

  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 2 surf lessons
  • 2 yoga practices
  • 1 day diving in Coiba (2 tanks)
  • 1 hike at the Sendero village
  • Use of surfboards
  • Entrance fee to Coiba Park
  • Snacks in Coiba

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Panama City

  • Go to Santiago de Veraguas which takes four hours.
  • Then, go south to Sona which takes one hour.
  • One kilometer before Sona, turn left to Santa Catalina.
  • After driving for 35 kilometers, turn left in El Tigre.
  • After 15 kilometers, you are in Santa Catalina.
  • Once there, follow the way to the beach of Estero.
  • Turn left in the downtown intersection
  • After 700 meters, turn right on a dirt road with lots of signs
  • When you get to Jamming pizzaria, you have to turn left until the end of the road.

Arrival by airplane

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

Airport: Tocumen International Airport Airport transfer available: Tocumen International Airport (US$200 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% 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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