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Aug-2015

Surfing in Santa Catalina Panama is world class. Santa Catalina’s point break, “La Punta” offers the most consistent advanced surf break in Central America. “The Point” offers powerful hollows that break both left and right. National and international surf competitions are regularly held in Santa Catalina. There are two beginner breaks, one at Estero Beach […]

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28
Aug-2015

Think of the number of fish you have seen elsewhere and double it. Think about the size of the fish you have seen and double that as well. That sums up the promise of diving… Coiba (Diver Magazine, May 2005). Panama is the indigenous name for “abundance of fish” and nowhere else in the country […]

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Aug-2015

Santa Catalina always has been and is till today a fishing village. The amount of fish gathering around volcanic outcroppings around Santa Catalina and the islands of Gobernadora and Cebaco is enormous and the size of many of the fish is enormous too. Knowledgeable local and international operators know where the best fishing sites are. […]

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In addition to surfing, scuba diving and fishing, Santa Catalina offers a world of other nature activities. There are numerous trails that lead to remote beaches and through the jungle that offer wildlife viewing and nature walks. Most trails are unmarked and used by locals so asking the assistance of a local guide is definitely […]

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Humpback whales are visiting the Gulf of Chiriqui from June to November. They give birth to their calves in the warm and shallow waters of the area. Best spots to watch whales are Coiba National Park and Cebaco. A number of local operators have been trained to follows international protocols for a safe and sustainable […]

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Aug-2015

Santa Catalina has two black sand beaches, Playa Santa Catalina and Playa Estero. Playa Santa Catalina is the centrally located village beach at the end of Main Street. This is the hub of activity for the fishing village of Santa Catalina. Most of the daily scuba diving trips and fishing boats leave from Playa Santa […]

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There have been attempts by foreign investors to possess the little island in front of Santa Catalina Beach. The village did not allow it and declared this little jewel and turtle nesting area as community heritage. Local boat operators can bring you over in a couple of minutes and you will find yourself on a […]

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If you want to visit Coiba National Park, Santa Catalina is the perfect place to do this. It can be reached safely and easy on new roads, offers a number of hotels, hostels and cabins to spend a night or more and a variety of restaurants and bars. As bringing tourists to Coiba is a […]

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