Playa Venao

Venado, panama, travel, tourism, information, guidePlaya Venao is a surfer’s paradise.

The waves are well suited to all skill levels of surfing from beginner to high-performance.  Playa Venao hosts more surfing competitions, both national and international, each year, then any other surf break in Panama. It is rapidly becoming known as a international surf destination. Hotels, hostels, stores, housing developments and restaurants are slowly sprouting up around the Playa Venao area due to its international recognition and stunning scenic beauty.

Between the months of January through April, during the tropical dry season, off shore winds groom any incoming Pacific swells into surf-able perfection.  There are many surf breaks in Panama, but very few as convenient and consistent as Playa Venao. Park your car, walk a few steps down to the waters edge and jump in for a surf.  Need a break? Ease on over to the free showers, rinse off, grab a seat and enjoy the view with a cold beverage and some food at one of the two water front restaurants while still in your bathing suit.

Venado, panama, travel, tourism, information, guideIf surfing is not your gig there are plenty of other activities at or near to Playa Venao.  Fishing charters, diving, horseback riding, hiking and other tours can all be arranged out of  the many hotels in the area.


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Hotels and Hostels

Venao Cove
$12.00 and Up
Beachfront in Playa Venao
Hostel and Private Rooms with a common kitchen area
Tel. (507) 6427-2129

El Sitio
Beachfront in Playa Venao
Surf Shop, Restaurant, Bar, WiFi
Tel. (507) 832-1010

Eco Venao
Eco Lodge Rooms $30-$60
Guest Houses $150-$400
Off the highway at Playa Venao
Tel. (507) 832-0530
Restaurant, Game Room, Yoga Deck

La Choza de Playa Venao
At Playa Venao 600 feet from the beach

Playita Resort
Located next to Playa Venao at La Playita
Tel. (507) 996-6727

Villa Marina
Ocean front luxury hotel with pool, bar, restaurant and horses

Restaurants and Bars

El Sitio Restaurant
Located at the El Sitio Hotel

Bay y Restaurante Playa Venao
Located on the beach

Restaurante Boboré
Located across the street from the beach in Eco Venao


Three Palms Adventures
Playa Venao
Mobile: (507) 6613-6933 / Oficina: (507) 848-3016

Laboratorio Achotines IATTC
Comisión Tropical Interamericana del Atún
Visitas de Lunes a Viernes 10:30am a 2.30pm
Tel: (507) 995-8166


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  1. cool looking place.

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