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7 Days Invigorating Yoga Holiday and Surf Camp Playa Reina, Panama

Fun Panama Surf Camp With Yoga

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
Breakfast & dinner included

If you are getting bored of your routine, it is time for you to get your holiday here in Panama with Panalive Tours! They offer many activities to make you forget all of your problems back at home. This is a high standard surf camp in some of the best waves in Panama. This camp is more dedicated to surfing but since yoga is one of the best complements of this sport, those two are put together to better prepare your body for the sea.

Meet the instructors

Miguel & Andy
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Highlights

  • 5 surf lessons
  • 4 yoga sessions
  • SUP tour
  • Free use of boards, kayaks, bikes,
  • 2 restaurant meals a day
  • 6 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Hotel Playa Reina is located on the beach in front of Playa Reina on Mariato’s coastline in the Province of Veraguas, Panama along the western side of the Azuero Peninsula, often referred to as the “Sunset Coast". The fully equipped guest rooms and restaurant offer stunning views of the Pacific ocean and two of its most beautiful islands, Cébaco and Gobernadora.

Also nearby is Isla Coiba, a national marine park protected and declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site, which offers some of the worlds best scuba diving, snorkeling, and bird watching. The Mariato area is well known for the richness of its waters, beaches, and ocean. The hotel faces the islands where you can practice fishing, diving, snorkeling, surfing or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches.

After returning to the hotel from such exciting experiences, you will find further relaxation in your comfortable rooms equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-refrigerator, hot water shower, and hairdryer. Each room has a terrace with teak furniture surrounded by tropical plants and flowers.

Program

Playa Reina 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. In one of the free afternoons, you will go by boat to enjoy a beautiful sandy beach located on an island in front of the hotel.

Surfing

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. Playa Reina 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.

Yoga

The yoga teachings are for beginners and they are based on 100 Hatha yoga poses at the hotel's swimming pool area. 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. Nothing can help you better than yoga! It will help you not only to correct, improve your posture, and prevent any injury in the water but also increase your energy that you need in the ocean. To get body and soul relaxation that will help you to exclude your anxiety or tension on the board, a 40-minute massage will be booked at your convenience.

Schedule

Day 1

  • Afternoon arrival at the hotel
  • 18:00 Welcome cocktail by the pool
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:30 Yoga session by the pool
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson (two hours)
  • 13:00 Lunch (at the hotel) and free afternoon
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 3

  • 07:30 Yoga session by the pool
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson (two hours)
  • 13:00 Lunch (at the hotel)
  • 16:00 Hike the sendero
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 4 (Option 1)

  • 07:30 Yoga session by the pool
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson (two hours)
  • 13:00 Lunch (at the hotel)
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 4 (Option 2)

  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Boat tour to Playa Grande Cevaco Island
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 5

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson (two hours)
  • 13:00 Lunch (at the hotel) and free afternoon
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 6

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson (two hours)
  • 13:00 Lunch (at the hotel)
  • 16:00 Stand up paddle board tour
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 7

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Certificates ceremony
  • 10:00 Departure

Included excursions

  • Stand up paddle board tour

Instructors

Miguel Martins
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.
Andy Gonzales
Native from Veraguas coast. He surfs since he was very young and knows the ocean with lots of experience

Location

Playa Reina is located in the Province of Veraguas, southern coast on Mariato’s coastline along the western side of the Azuero Peninsula that holds the best surfing in Panama and many deserted beaches often referred to as the “Sunset Coast”. Thanks to the beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, it's very beautiful and still not very crowded or touristic, surrounded by nature and wildlife. Also, there are lots of rivers to explore. It's three kilometers away from Mariato, a typical Panamanian small village next to the sea.

Nearby places

  • Mariato, 3 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Food

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The chef prepares wholesome meals using the most natural ingredients locally available. The “a-la-carte” menu is based mainly on local seafood and fresh fish sourced by local fishermen on a daily basis.

If your choice is to remain at the hotel, you can enjoy having a drink with some snacks or playing ping-pong with your friends, and afterward relaxing on the beach watching the surfers catch the waves or watching the sunset over the horizon.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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)

  • Bicycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Boat tour to the islands
  • Enjoying nature and stay at a beautiful and comfortable place in Playa Reina, Veraguas
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Kiromassage with aromatherapy and Lymphatic drainage
  • Scuba
  • Snorkeling

What's included

  • 5 surf lessons (2 hours of each lesson)
  • 4 yoga sessions
  • 1 SUP tour
  • Free use of boards, kayaks, bikes, etc.
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • 6 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Transfer from Santiago, Panama City, and Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
  • Boat tour to Cevaco Island
  • Kiromassage with aromatherapy and Lymphatic drainage

How to get there

Driving directions from Panama City to Santiago

  • Arrive in a village named Atalaya
  • Turn to the southbound to catch the Mariato Road
  • In the center of Mariato Village, turn to the right and after three kilometers, you are in Playa Reina

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

Moreover, transfer to Santiago, Panama City, or airport is available upon request.

To get to Mariato (Playa Reina) you have to go first to Santiago.

There are 3 options: car, bus, or transfer.

The transfer can be done from Tocumen airport, or from Panama City, it's almost 6 hours of travel (340 km).

Or we can also transfer from Santiago to Mariato for $50 (one way).

Taxi from Tocumen Airport to Panama City $ 30

By bus: at the roundabout of the airport take a subway bus to the Albrook station in Panama City ($ 1) per person (you must have a pre-paid card to pay for the bus).

At the large Albrook terminal, take a direct bus to Santiago ($ 7 per person).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 38% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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