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7 Days Rejuvenating Surf and yoga Camp with snorkeling in Santa Catalina, Panama

Fantastic Panama Surf Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast & lunch included
Airport transfer available

This is a high standard surf camp in one of the best waves of Central America. 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 and have a complete preparation, body, and mind. You can enjoy nature and stay at a beautiful and comfortable place, the best hotel of Santa Catalina.

Highlights

  • 4 surfing lessons
  • 4 yoga teachings
  • Quiromassage with aromatherapy
  • 1 unforgettable Coiba snorkeling tour and one Sendero hike
  • Use of surfboards, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks
  • Use of snorkeling gear and bicycles
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 delicious meals a day

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer available:
Tocumen International Airport (US$180 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Patio
  • Outdoor shower

Program

Santa Catalina offers a wide variety of waves for all levels of surfing and you will stay like the pros in a hotel with a swimming pool. The surfing classes are made in several languages by experienced surfers and trainers. They also have a yoga studio, you will go by boat to enjoy 3 beautiful islands with a white sand beach located in the pristine Coiba National Park.

The snorkeling boat tour to Coiba archipelago takes one hour by boat to get there and then you visit three different beautiful islands with 2 world class unforgettable snorkeling, all the gear is included.

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 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.

Yoga

To be a good surfer, you must have your body and 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 but also increase the 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.

Yoga for beginners

The yoga teachings an are based on 84 Hatha yoga asanas at the hotel's yoga studio.

Yoga for advanced

These lessons of Yin yoga are made at Ian's yoga studio downtown.

Schedule

Day 1

  • Afternoon arrival at the hotel

Day 2

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

Day 3

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 09.00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing lesson
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 Hiking tour made on a hill beside the village, that has an incredible view of the sunset and surroundings and it takes about one hour.

Day 4

  • 07.00 Breakfast
  • 08.00 Departure to Coiba snorkeling tour from the beach in town
  • 16.00 Arrival from Coiba

Day 5

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Surfing lesson (two hours)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 Yoga session

Day 6

  • 08.00 Yoga
  • 09.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Surfing lesson
  • 13:00 Lunch

Day 7

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

Included excursions

  • Coiba National Park 3 island snorkeling tour
  • Hiking Catalina Sendero to watch the sunset

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.
Keoni Salgado
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 Alvarez
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
Ian is from the USA and has lots of experience teaching yoga. He is one of the best teachers in Panama.

Location

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Whale watching

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Patio

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Food

Two meals a day will be provided by the hotel restaurant included on the total price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • 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 the islands around
  • Biking
  • Coiba snorkeling tour
  • Going to Coiba Island National Park
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Sea kayaking
  • Sports fishing
  • Surfing
  • SUP

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 4 surfing lessons
  • 4 yoga sessions
  • 1 Sendero hike
  • 1 Coiba snorkeling boat tour
  • Coiba park entrance fee
  • Welcome drinks
  • Use of bicycles, swimming pool, and Wi-Fi
  • Use of surfboards, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkeling gear

What's not included

  • Dinner
  • Transfer to Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
  • Quiromassage with Aromatherapy

How to get there

Driving directions from Panama City

  • You have to go to Santiago in the province of Veraguas (250 km)
  • From Santiago, you go southbound toward the village of Sona (50 kilometers)
  • Just before entering Sona, you have to turn left to catch the road to Santa Catalina (50 kilometers)
  • Remember to turn left 30 kilometers after Sona when you get past a new hospital in the country
  • In Catalina, you have many signs directing you to the hotel, Santa Catalina

Arrival by airplane

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

Airport: Tocumen International Airport Airport transfer available: Tocumen International Airport (US$180 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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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