Santa Catalina, Panama, is located on the Pacific coast in the central province of Veraguas and is quickly becoming known as the up and coming destination for vacations in Central America . It is a mixture of quiet fishing village, a melting pot of foreign residents from all parts of the world and low impact tourism with small hotels and authentic local and international restaurants and bars.
Discovered in the late 70´s by adventurous surfers, Santa Catalina was kept a secret for years. In the early years of this millennium, dive- and tour operators discovered Santa Catalina as the closest and most convenient access point to the world class dive sites and wild life of Coiba National Park. Whale Watching is also a growing activity,as both Humpback whales and Whale-sharks are common in Santa Catalina and Coiba.Santa Catalina offers some of the best and most consistent surf breaks in Central America, fine fishing and the charm of an authentic village without super resorts, all inclusive clubs, fast food chains and other sure signs of mass tourism. It offers quiet beaches, friendly people and a variety of accommodation and dining options for every taste and budget,so its the perfect place for your next vacation in Central America.