One of Central America's top surf spots.
Santa Catalina, Panama is a small fishing village located on the Pacific Ocean in the province of Veraguas. It is home to black sand beaches and world class surf. First discovered in the 1970s by adventurous surfers, the waves were kept secret for years, but today people from all over the world travel here to surf Santa Catalina’s incredible waves. Santa Catalina is quickly transforming from a remote secluded little village to one of the most recommended places to visit during a trip to Panama.
But there is much more to do in Santa Catalina than just surfing. The village is also the closest access point to Isla Coiba which is literally a tropical paradise, offering a plethora of wildlife to spot, jungle to explore, and sea life to dive or snorkel with. The accommodation options in Santa Catalina feature mostly simple but clean and comfortable hotels and cabins.
Santa Catalina is like taking a step back in time. Literally at the end of the road, its beautiful beaches, local charm and friendly people make it a great place to visit whether you are coming to surf, dive or explore Coiba on a sea kayak expedition.