overview

Location: Santa Catalina, Panama

Imagine a Yoga and Surf retreat in a tranquil, remote, unspoiled and authentic surf town. Connect with the genuine friendly locals and enjoy delicious healthy meals of local fresh fruits and local organic seafood each day. Where nature and wildlife are in abundance, and people warmly greet you as you stroll, skate or bike through town. Here you’ll immerse yourself in twice daily Yoga classes, a daily surf session, and super healthy fresh foods. Returning home with a sun-kissed glow, stronger surfing skills, and a reinvigorated Yoga practice. Santa Catalina is the ultimate location to unplug, slow down and enjoy the beauty of nature. All you have to do is enjoy, be looked after and do some fantastic yoga and surf.

accommodations

Our retreats are hosted at the picturesque Hotel Santa Catalina, in Santa Catalina Panama. Secluded and nestled into nature, the property backs onto the breathtaking Pacific Ocean giving you the most spectacular view of the world-famous point break “The Point”, home to the ISA World Surfing Games in 2013. With your own private beach access at hide tide, you can take out a Kayak, Surfboard or Stand Up Paddle-board at your leisure. Or simply enjoy the majestic views from the infinity pool, yoga deck and restaurant. Bikes, bodyboards and snorkels are also complimentary for all retreat guests during their stay. Along with moderate speed wifi access in the restaurant social area.

All our rooms have been built using natural sustainable materials including stone, slate rock, natural coal tile and tropical hardwoods - preserving the environment while providing a comfortable haven for you to unwind after a day of Surfing and Yoga. Rooms features include memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets for a wonderful nights rest. A/C, fan, mini-fridge, blow dryer, cable TV, safe and storage. Plush pool/beach and bathroom towels, complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. Plus your own outside table, chairs and hammock to enjoy and completely wind down. Moderate speed complimentary wifi is also available in our restaurant/social area.

food and dining

Get ready to enjoy delicious healthy family style meals with a local flare. Breakfasts include a mix of local fresh fruit salads, yogurt, granola, eggs/omelets, pancakes, whole wheat toast and fresh bread from our local bakery, gluten-free vegan breakfast muffins, tea, coffee, juices and fruit smoothies. Lunches and dinners are primarily seafood given the abundance of fresh local organic seafood available - including red snapper, sea bass, tuna, mahi-mahi, lobster, clams and shrimp, all served up by our local resident chefs in their own unique and flavorsome way. Meals are served with a variety of healthy sides including rice, plantains, yucca, various salads and soups, quinoa, beans, and fruit. A delicious variety of vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free meal plans are readily available. Meats and chicken are also available on request. Beverages include natural fruit smoothies with breakfast, natural fruit juices with lunch (all using local tropical fruits). We serve Argentinian and Chilean wines or local beer (1 serve pp) with your evening meal, as well as fruit-infused sparkling water. For any additional food, drinks, smoothies, juices etc you would like to enjoy beyond what is served at each meal you are welcome to order and pay directly at the restaurant bar at any time throughout the day. Our restaurant is open from 7am - 11pm every day. Local Boquette coffee and a variety of teas and milks are served every. We also have a chilled filtered water station for you to re-fill on the go.

activities

Enjoy daily morning Vinyasa / Hatha classes and evening Restorative / Yin classes at our oceanfront yoga studio, with Manduka PRO mats and luxury quality props. There will be daily Surf lessons with our all local pro instructors at Playa Estero, just 400m away. sessions include your board and rashguard, videos/photos of your session, shuttle to/from the beach + personalized classes with no more than 2-3 students per instructor. Boat trip to the secluded beaches of Santa Catalina Island for SUP boarding, beach combing, chilling and invigorating swims in the calm crystal blue waters. Along with a heavenly picnic lunch with fresh caught ceviche and ice cold local beers :) Evening beach bon fire under the stars With unlimited access to our bikes, SUP boards, surfboards, bodyboards, kayaks and snorkels at your leisure you’ll have plenty of playtime.

***Optional extra activities include Snorkeling or Diving at Coiba National Park, sunset horse-back riding and massage.

Travel Details

Pricing

  • $1,349 - Standard Triple Share Room
  • $1,499 - Junior Suite Triple Share
  • $1,599 - Standard Twin/Double Share Room
  • $1,649 - Junior Suite Twin/Double Share
  • $1,799 - Standard Private Room

Check In

3:00 PM

Check Out

12:00 PM

Directions

The closest international airport is Panama City Tocumen Airport (PTY).

To join our transfer from Panama City to Santa Catalina, please be at the arrivals gate of Panama City Airport by 8 am on your retreat start date if you are taking an overnight flight.

Or, if you have arrived into Panama City the day prior, we will pick you up at a central meeting point at 9.30 am - usually in front of the American Trade Hotel in Casco Viejo.

Book your return flight for 6 pm onwards on your final retreat day, as our transfer will have you back into Panama City around 4 pm.

Alternatively, if you would like to make your own way to/from Santa Catalina, we are very happy to provide you with directions for taking the bus and taxi’s, or if you plan to drive here (we have secure on-site parking as well).

Just let us know!

Terms and Conditions

We know that plans can change. If you need to cancel your booking, please bear in mind the following: - Receive a 100% refund for cancellation 30+ days before the retreat start date. - Receive a 50% refund for cancellation 15-29 days before the retreat start date. - 0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before the retreat start date.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

accommodations All our rooms have been built using natural sustainable materials including stone, slate rock, natural coal tile and tropical hardwoods - preserving the environment while providing a comfortable haven for you to unwind after a day of Surfing and Yoga. Rooms feature memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets for a wonderful nights rest. A/C, fan, mini-fridge, cable TV, safe and storage. Plush pool/beach and bathroom towels, complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. Plus your own outside table, chairs and hammock to enjoy and completely wind down.
alcohol A range of Argentinean and Chilean wines or local beers (1 serve pp) and fruit infused sparkling water for you to savor each evening meal. Plus cocktails on your arrival night.
yoga 5 daily morning Vinyasa / Hatha classes and 5 daily evening Restorative / Yin classes at our oceanfront yoga studio, with Manduka PRO mats and luxury quality props
meals Delicious, healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. You'll dine at our waterfront restaurant as well as local restaurants in the village so you can immerse yourself in the rich, colorful and flavorsome cuisine prepared by local chefs. Freshly brewed local coffee from Boquette served daily along with a variety of teas and milks. Natural fruit juices and smoothies served daily with breakfast and lunch.
transfers Premium round trip group transfer to and from Panama City and Santa Catalina including yummy vegetarian homemade snacks and water for your journey.
taxes 7% Panamanian Government tax included in pricing
gift bag Complimentary Pure Panama natural organic lip balm
airfare
tips Between a $50 - $100 gratuity for all restaurant, hotel and activities staff is generously appreciated.
journal
workshops
reading material
fitness classes
group excursion Evening beach bon fire under the stars, plus a boat trip to the secluded beaches of Santa Catalina Island for SUP boarding, beach combing, chilling and invigorating swims in the calm crystal blue waters. Along with a heavenly picnic lunch with fresh caught ceviche and ice cold local beers :)