Santa Catalina's beaches are among the best in Panama
It's a well-known fact that the beaches in Panama
's Coiba National Park, where Santa Catalina is located, are among the best in Panama. They are also perhaps the most interesting, as they vary from silky black volcanic sand at Playa Estero to mile after mile of smooth white beaches on the many islands that make up this national treasure. Be sure to check with your helpful staff of hosts and hostesses at Rancho Estero, who will be more than happy to set up the kind of day you would like to have. For example, if you are planning a quiet afternoon reading Hunger Games at the beach, the staff will find you the quiet beach you need, far from any Frisbee-tossing hordes.
Kept secret for years by the surfing community because they didn't want others knowing about their pristine sand beaches in Panama and their long rollers – which can range up to nine meters or more at some parts of the year – the prime surfing season at Rancho Estero and the islands surrounding Santa Catalina
, where it is located, is from August to February. The Punta Break was kept out of the public eye for years, but now its cover is gone and surfers are flocking to it.
The helpful staff at Rancho Estero will do everything they can, not only to help make your stay enjoyable, but also to help you find just the right wave that you have been waiting for. It's all part of the package.