Austin Hess 2020-11-27 03:17:38
Located on the western coast of the Azuero Peninsula, Santa Catalina, is famous among surfers from all over the world and it is becoming a modern tourist destination.
At the end of the street, literally, the quiet small town of fishermen offers a great variety of breakwaters and it is the base to discover the National Park of Coiba which was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005, in order to protect 38 islands and marine sites.
This park is an important refuge for endangered species. It is also an essential area for migratory species and home to dolphins, sperm whales, hammerhead and tiger sharks, marine turtles, manta rays, a great variety of sea and bird species, and from late July to November, the warm waters draw Humpback whales down.
Santa Catalina offers an array of activities from some of the best surfing in Panama to exceptional fishing, scuba diving and more. This quaint little village is also home to a wonderful community with a mix of local artisans and expats from all over the world. If you’re looking for a nice place to stay, Santa Catalina Hotel is right in front of a world-class surf wave.