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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 soft waves to practice.
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.
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 on the beach in front of your room. Besides surfing and yoga. Panalive Tours can also 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 lessons are for beginners and based on 84 asanas of Hatha yoga. The sessions are made at the beach by sunset or early morning. Advanced Yin yoga classes are done by Ian (one of the best teachers in Panama) at his yoga studio in town.
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.
Arrival at the hostel in the afternoon
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.
Tocumen International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY).
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.