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Learn how to surf and stay in one of the charming cabins overlooking the amazing beach of Santa Catalina. Santa Catalina is the perfect spot to catch your first waves and advance your skills. With its beautiful black sand beaches and excellent surfing conditions, experience the fantastic ocean adventures!
You will stay at Rancho Estero that offers a series of 6 cabanas for you to enjoy all year round. Rancho Estero provides fresh water, electricity and free internet access. Each cabana has comfortable beds, clean sheets, pillows, fresh towels, and a tiki-tropical flavor you deserve when basking in this paradise. There is a central shared kitchen for your enjoyment. Rancho Estero also has a great patio area with hammocks and a wonderful deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Playa Estero.
This surf camp will take place in Santa Catalina, Panama. Santa Catalina is located on the Chiriqui Gulf in the state of Veraguas. It is a fishing village which existed in seclusion until it's discovered by surfers in the 1970s. Santa Catalina was kept secret by the surfers for almost 10 years.
Santa Catalina offers a few surf camps, low cost hotels, and a few places that serve food. Still fairly secluded, the closest town with ATM, grocery, and other basic services is Soná, which is about an hour away by car.
A tropical paradise, Santa Catalina offers some of the best surfs in Central America. Santa Catalina is the closest access point to Isla Coiba, which is famous for world class and great local diving, fishing, or just for relaxing. Santa Catalina's beautiful beaches, tropical forest, and friendly people make it a great stop for all adventurers wanting to enjoy some of the best of Panama's natural beauty and local flora on any budget.
Please note that you can choose this package either with no meals included, with daily breakfast included or with daily breakfast and lunch included. The prices vary for each package.
Besides surfing, there are a lot of other activities available: snorkeling or diving tours to the national park Coiba, yoga, SUP tours, horseback riding, and more.
From the Albrook bus terminal in Panama City you can take a direct bus to Soná (or one to Santiago and from there to Soná). If you leave early in the morning (around 8 a.m.), you will arrive in time for the afternoon bus to Santa Catalina that leaves at 1:35 p.m. from Sona. The last bus leaves at 4:45 p.m. (but sometimes it leaves early if it is full already). From Soná there are 6 buses a day: 5:30 a.m., 8:40 a.m. (not on Sundays), 11:20 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 2:40 p.m. (not on Sundays), and 4:45 p.m. (on Sundays, it leaves at 4:30 p.m.). But, you can also take a taxi from Soná to Santa Catalina (around 40 USD).
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