Playa Venao Week Day – Surfing Skating and Naked Trike Riding

Panama, travel, los santos

When the waves are good at Playa Venao and there is hardly anyone in the water surfing, even if it's a weekday, I just have to paddle out. Responsibilities can wait till mañana. Wednesday this week was one of those days.  The surf at playa Venao was not perfect, but it was fun and nearly empty.  Waves were breaking everywhere going … [Read more...]

All in a Day’s Work at Playa Venao.

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It's not all work here at The Panama Portal.com. But even when it is, with views like this, who could complain?! Take a look at The Portal's recent field trip to Playa Venao. Happy Working! ~Lauren … [Read more...]

Motorcycles in Panama.

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On a recent trip to Playa Venao I spotted a young man on a motorcycle.  In the larger cities you often see scooters and sport bikes but rarely do you see "cruising" bike as shiny as this one.  I couldn't help but take a few photos and the bike's owner was more then willing to pose.  Don't be alarmed by his "death riders" motorcycle vest, … [Read more...]

Playa Venao Resort

Los Santos, Pedasi, Resort, Hotel, Panama

Since the seven years I have been living in Panama I have seen many changes. One major change is the development at Playa Venao. Where once stood a small rustic open air restaurant and four nearly crumbling cabins is now a large sprawling ocean front hotel complex complete with infinity pool. Yes, times are changing at my local surf break … [Read more...]

Playa Venao Sunset and Ocean Mist

Playa Venao Panama Sunset

Yesterday while relaxing with friends after an afternoon surf at Playa Venao there was an amazing sunset.  I was quick to take a few shots. LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter!       … [Read more...]

Sonia “Pucha” Garcia Wins Bronze At ISA World Masters

Sonia Garcia, Bronze Medal, Panama, Playa Venao

Pucha Garcia placed third, earning the 2012 ISA World Masters Womens Surfing Bronze Medal. Pucha had this to say about winning the bronze medal while representing Panama at playa Colorado Nicaragua during the ISA World Masters Championships, "I have no words to express how it feels to be on the podium at a world championship with the … [Read more...]

Playa Venao 2012 International Surfing Association World Juniors Championship

Credit ISA Parkin

I have been surfing for nearly 26 years.  In my entire surfing life I've never seen the concentrated quality of high performance surfing like seen throughout the  2012 International Surfing Association World Junior Surfing Championships recently held at Playa Venao, Panama.  There were teams from more than thirty countries surfing their … [Read more...]