Our last destination in Panama was a sleepy town called Santa Catalina. Surfers first came sometime in the early 80s and not much has been developed since, aside from a few restaurants, hostels and cabins. This would be a good place to come “to get away from it all” as there is zero cell phone service or internet access. For better or for worse, it’s a seemingly odd little vortex of a tropical town and no one in it, tourist or otherwise, has any clue what is going on. After about 45 minutes trying to look for our hostel on one of only 3 dead-end dirt roads, our friends Tom and Steve mentioned that they met someone in the Panama City airport who told them that the town is “really confusing”.
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Scuba Coiba and Santa Catalina, Panama
February 11, 2009 – 9:41 am
By Melissa Terry | Posted in Action Sports, Central America, Panama | Also tagged Central America, coiba reserve, Diving, Panama, santa catalina | Comments (1)