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Find a Surf Vacation in Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina,

Hotel Santa Catalina

Hotel Santa Catalina is a 6 room boutique beachfront hotel & hostal located directly in front of the world class surf break in Santa Catalina, Veraguas Province of Panama. The hotels location is ideal for anyone coming to Santa Catalina to surf, dive, fish or just hang out. It is within walking distance from all the restaurants, town center and other beaches. Isla Cebaco and Isla Coiba are...

Santa Catalina - 200 yards
El Estero - 1/4 mile

Starting at $70 Per Night

Santa Catalina,

Rancho Estero

Rancho Estero Rental Cabanas Located in Santa Catalina, Panama, Rancho Estero has a series of 6 cabanas for our guests to enjoy all year round. We have fresh water, electricity, TV and free internet access after our most recent renovations in January 2010. Each cabana has comfortable beds, clean sheets, pillows, fresh towels and a tiki-tropical flavor you deserve when basking in this paradise...

El Estero - Right on it
Santa Catalina - 1/4 mile

Starting at $40 Per Night


About Santa Catalina, Panama

Santa Catalina in Panama is a  quiet village located at the end of the road and known for great surfing and fishing. Santa Catalina has some of the best surfing in Panama with a variety of surf spots from beginner beach breaks (El Estero) to the sometimes heavy reef break of Santa Catalina that produces one of the biggest waves in Panama. Located on the Chiriqui Gulf in the Panamanian state of Veraguas, Santa Catalina existed as a fishing village in quiet seclusion until discovered by adventurous surfers in the 1970s.  Eager to keep the world class waves to themselves, Santa Catalina was kept secret by the surfers for quite sometime.

Today Santa Catalina is a "known" surf spot, though it's still considered off the beaten track. With a collection of small surf camps, cheap hotels and a few eating establishments, Catalina is popular with backpackers, adventurous divers and hardy surfers seeking great surfing, diving and fishing in a beautiful and relaxed jungle setting. If you're after upscale luxury, Santa Catalina may not be for you.  Still fairly secluded, the closest town with basic services such as ATM and grocery is Soná about an hour away.

The main street in Santa Catalina is the end of the road from Soná. The pavement ends at the Santa Catalina beach where local fishing boats anchor just past the break waiting their next fishing expeditions and surf and scuba visitors mix with locals for pick up soccer games. Nearby Isla Coiba is a national park consisting of 38 islands with world class diving compared to the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. For more diving info visit Scuba Coiba

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