PLAYA VENAO, PANAMA

ABOUT THIS TRIP

 

Located five hours from Panama City, Playa Venao is a true surfers paradise. This remote private cove sits at the southern tip of Panama’s Pacific coast and is home to great restaurants, vibrant nightlife and sandy beach breaks.

 

This adventure is all about exploration. So if you’re into spending your days driving the coast in search of the perfect swell or exploring the jungle for that picture swimming holes perfect for cliff diving, then you’re in luck.

 

Back at our luxurious hotel, things slow down a little where you’ll be treated to hypnotizing sounds of waves rolling onto the sand while you take in a yoga session, a nap in a hammock, or a cocktail at the hotel’s beach bar.

 

At night, we hit the town to dine at delicious local restaurants and if you still have gas in your tank, we’ll explore the local nightlife scene.

 

This is not an all-inclusive package, but it’s darn close. Your package includes transportation, accommodation, guides, surf classes, yoga classes, 3+ meals a day, and unforgettable memories. The only thing not included is your 1st night’s accommodation, airport transfers, tipping, beverages, and the rental of your stand up paddleboard or kayak.

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Hotel Resort Playa Venao
Playa Venao, Panama
The Playa Venao Hotel Resort is uniquely located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Panama, stretching over two and a half miles of beautiful shoreline. Guests will have their own bungalows, spread throughout the resort, each offering its own charm, character, and ambiance. This independently owned resort offers a private infinity pool, beachside bar and a renowned restaurant known for its seasonal ingredients freshly caught seafood.

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SURFING

 

For all our soul surfers, we will be surfing uncrowded, warm water waves for roughly three hours each day. Our goal is to have you up and surfing 2-3 foot waves on day one. On the Pacific coast, the waves work with the tides so things change daily. While we’re unable to calculate the exact time we will surf each day, we do our best to get you up and riding beginner to intermediate waves.

YOGA

 

For all our yogis, we offer the perfect environment for you to grow and strengthen your practice in paradise. Depending on the weather, classes will be held on the beach, or at the resort. We usually have a 1.5-hour class each day, either in the morning or afternoon.

ITINERARY

 

As a friendly reminder, our itinerary may vary depending on certain factors (tides, weather etc). Exact times are subject to change. Additionally, we always incorporate scheduled free time. All activities are optional. This is your holiday – we want you to enjoy it to the fullest!

Day 1 (Saturday)
7am Breakfast, meet & greet
8am Bus to Playa Venao
12pm Stop for lunch
4pm Check into Hotel Resort Playa Venao
5pm Yoga class
7:30pm Welcome dinner
Day 2 (Sunday)
7am Breakfast
8am Surfing or yoga (depending on tides)
12pm Lunch
1pm Swimming & cliff jumping
4pm Yoga or surfing (depending on tides)
7:30pm Dinner
Day 3 (Monday)
7am Breakfast
8am Surfing or yoga (depending on tides)
12pm Lunch
1pm Free Time
4pm Yoga or surfing (depending on tides)
7:30pm Dinner
Day 4 (Tuesday)
7am Breakfast
8am Surfing or yoga (depending on tides)
12pm Lunch
1pm Stand up paddle boarding/kayaking to mangroves
4pm Yoga or surfing (depending on tides)
7:30pm Dinner
Day 5 (Wednesday)
7am Breakfast
8am Surfing or yoga (depending on tides)
12pm Lunch
1pm Free time
4pm Yoga or surfing (depending on tides)
7:30pm Dinner
Day 6 (Thursday)
7am Breakfast
8am Surfing or yoga (depending on tides)
12pm Lunch
1pm Free time
4pm Yoga or surfing (depending on tides)
7:30pm Dinner
Day 7 (Friday)
7am Breakfast
8am Surfing
11am Lunch
12pm Check out of Hotel Resort Playa Venao
6pm Check in to Panama City Hotel
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Day 8 (Saturday)
12pm Check out
Depart Panama City International Airport
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WHAT’S INCLUDED

 

Essentially, everything. Except for airfare. Let’s get into the details.

 

Premium stylish accommodation
Premium and stylish accommodation located next to beautiful tropical beaches and surf. The advertised rate is for double occupancy. Single occupancy can absolutely also be arranged for an additional fee. Please contact us to learn more.

 

Daily surf instruction with professional surfers
Our instructors are top notch and include Costa Rican National Surf Coach, and 5 x National Surf Champion, Gilbert Brown. Oshiis can accommodate the complete novice surfer (someone who was never touched a surfboard) through to an intermediate or advanced surfer (someone looking to get their first barrel or do their first air). Groups are divided by ability. From rookie to ripper.

 

Daily surfboard rental
You are welcome to bring your own surfboard but we understand that this can be costly due to airline fees. Oshiis’ surfboard inventory includes longboards through to performance shortboards. If you would prefer to travel without your surfboard, let us know what you need and we will source it.

 

Daily yoga instruction
Our experienced yoga instructors, along with the crashing waves, will guide your practice.

 

Daily surf check and travel from hotel to optimal surfing location
Surfing conditions change daily. Oshiis assesses the surf each day and coordinates travel so that you enjoy the best surf possible on that day and for your ability.

 

Mouthwatering meals
Begin your day with a delicious tropical breakfast at the hotel, energize with organic snacks in between surf and yoga sessions, and enjoy some very special evening meals that only a local can offer.

 

20 years of local knowledge
Two decades of personal and business life in the surf towns of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua have allowed Oshiis to create a network of incredible people; passionate about sharing their sand, sea and stories with you.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

 

Airfare to Central America

 

Cost of activities other than surfing or yoga
If you have gas left in the tank after a day of surfing, stretching and beaching we can arrange for you to experience even more of Central America.

 

Your 1st nights hotel in the city of destination
At Oshiis we want to be able to maximize our 1st day together. So we ask that you arrive one day before the Experience begins. We do this so that we can head out first thing in the morning on the first day of the trip. We have a designated hotel for our guests to stay at, including an Oshiis special rate.

 

Your transportation to and from the airport
As most of our guest are coming from around North America, it is quite difficult for us to accommodate transportation to and from the airport. We will be able to organize an Oshiis representative from the hotel to take you safely to the hotel, but it will be an additional cost.