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5 Days Invigorating Yoga and Surf Camp Santa Catalina, Panama


Tropical Panama Surf Camp

When you need to escape your daily routine, want to practice sports, and enjoy nature on a faraway beach, Panalive Tours has a great week for you. This is a tropical surf camp in front of the beach, where temperatures always invite to relax and enjoy the ocean. Estero is an excellent sandy beach located beside one of the best surfing spots all over the world, Santa Catalina. In this beach break, the bottom is fine sand, what makes the waves more gentle for the beginners, and there are little waves to practice.


  • 4 nights ocean front
  • Daily surf lessons
  • Daily hatha yoga teachings
  • Sendero hike
  • Island boat tour

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 15.


  • 3 days with instruction
  • French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
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You will be staying at Hostal Aguas Verdes which is located by the entrance of the Estero beach. The accommodations are simple, comfortable, and new. Each studio room fits six people and the Green rooms fit four people.


Rooms are in front of the beach, with private toilet, kitchen area, living room, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and refrigerator. The rooms are neither big nor small and located in a fresh and green area. The rooms fit more than three people.

The staff is very experienced and can teach you surfing in the best fashion. The daily surf lessons are complemented with yoga practice by the beach so you refresh your body and soul.


Panalive Tours has several types of boards to find what better fits you. The Panalive staff is multilingual and has lots of experience. The lessons are two hours daily in the morning. Panalive Tours always picks the best place in the beach in front of your room. After the classes, you can practice by yourself in the afternoon because the hostel includes the use of surfboards. Besides surfing,. Panalive Tours also can take you to a couple of tours around the village so you can do something else, while you are staying in Santa Catalina.


In this surf camp, yoga is complementary. The teachings are for beginners and based on 100 poses and asanas of hatha yoga The sessions are made at the beach by sunset or early morning with the duration of one hour. 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 correct, improve your posture, and prevent any injury in the water but also increase your energy that you need in the ocean.


Day 1

  • Arrival at the hostel in the afternoon (welcome drinks and snacks will be served)

Day 2

  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 9.00 breakfast
  • 10:00 Surf lesson
  • 17:00 Hiking tour made on a hill beside the village, that has an incredible view to the sunset and surroundings and it takes about one hour

Day 3

  • 9:00 Surf lesson
  • 17:00 Yoga

Day 4

  • 8:00 yoga practice
  • 9:00 breakfast
  • 10:00 Surf lesson
  • 12:00 island boat tour with picnic. We go to this little island in front of Santa Catalina village, to enjoy beautiful deserted white sandy beach and explore senderos.

Day 5

  • 09:00 Departure or Snorkeling tour to Coiba Park
  • Santa Catalina island boat tour with picnic
  • Sendero sunset hike
  • 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.

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
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • River
  • Patio
  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Bike riding
  • Boat trips to the islands around
  • Going to Coiba Island National Park
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Skateboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling tour to Coiba
  • Sports fishing
  • SUP
  • 1 welcome drink and snack
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 surf lessons
  • 3 yoga teachings
  • 1 boat tour with picnic
  • 1 hiking tour
  • Use of surfboards
  • Meals
  • Snorkeling tour to Coiba
  • Transfer

Driving directions from Panama City

  • go to Santiago de Veraguas which takes four hours.
  • Then you 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 signs for Hotel Santa Catalina on the way to the beach of Estero.

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by bus

By bus, you have to go to Santiago then Sona then Santa Catalina.

Santa Catalina is seven hours away from Panama city. Yet, Panalive Tours has transfers to and from the airport or the city from 175 USD for one way.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 8 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Santa Catalina, Panama

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.

Speaks English

  • Availability: The Surf Camps of this organizer are available 93% of the time.
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5 days / 4 nights

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