Cabañas Rolo Santa Catalina Panama

panama, santa catalina, diving, surfing, hotel, hostal

Cabañas Rolo is located in the town center of Santa Catalina on the main road heading down to the beach.  Rolo, the owner, is a local Panamanian born and breed in Santa Catalina.  He is known as a big wave surfer.  The photo to the left is of him in large Santa Catalina.  This picture has been floating around different magazines and … [Read more...]

Santa Catalina Panama Downtown

isla coiba dive, surfing

The first thing one notices in downtown Santa Catalina is that diving is king.  Nearly all the signs and a number of store fronts advertise diving and snorkeling in Isla Coiba.  I don't know who arrived first to this small town, traveling surfers looking for great waves or adventurous divers looking to go deep, either way both groups are … [Read more...]

Oasis Surf Camp El Estero Santa Catalina

el estero, hotel, restaurant

The Oasis Surf Camp is located just across the estuary or el estero in Santa Catalina Panama. El estero is the beach break at the end of town past the point where all the Catalina kids go to surf at low tide.  It's kind of the beginner beach of Santa Catalina. During the day there are almost always groups of families with their kids … [Read more...]

Jamming Pizza Santa Catalina

La Pizzeria, Panama, Italian

The best place for authentic Italian brick oven baked pizza in Santa Catalina Panama is Jamming Pizza. "La Pizzeria" as it is known by the folks in Santa Catalina is famous for being the place to be in the evening. Many nights at the bar in Jamming Richard Brady of Santa Catalina Boat Tours does a slide show of the days surf photos from … [Read more...]

Santa Catalina


Santa Catalina, Panama is internationally famous for its long powerful right hand reef break.  There are other activities available in Catalina, like great fishing and diving trips to Isla Coiba, but surfing is king.  La punta, as it's called by the locals, is one of the most consistent surf breaks and perfect waves, not only in Panama, … [Read more...]