Cheap Hotels In Santa Catalina

8 Cheap Hotels & Accommodation in Santa Catalina, Panama
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Hostel Villa Vento Surf
8.6Fabulous
(536)
Hostel- 0.62km from city centre
We have a great lounge and common areas where you can chill and enjoy your time in tonw, listen to music, read a book, enjoy the nature or just relax and enjoy a 1$ beer from our bar (Yeah Mom) after a Coiba trip. We offer the perfect balance between a fun...
Privates From
€13.93
Dorms From
€12.07
Bodhi Santa Catalina
9.0Fabulous
(165)
Hostel- 0.68km from city centre
Bodhi Santa Catalina is a hostel specially designed for travelers and located within walking distance to the surf beach.
Privates From
€14.77
Dorms From
€10.55
Sunset Catalina
9.4Superb
(8)
Hostel- 0.51km from city centre
Sunset Catalina is located only a few meters away is Santa Catalina beach!
Privates From
€18.57
Dorms From
€18.57
Urbano Pacific Jungle Hostel
7.1Very Good
(16)
Hostel- 0.7km from city centre
Urbano Pacific Jungle Hostel is situated 600 metres from Santa Catalina Beach and 1.9 km of Estero.
Privates From
€4.64
Dorms From
€11.14
Bambuda Santa Catalina
9.4Superb
(1)
Hostel- 1.6km from city centre
Nestled in the prime spot for the most stunning sunsets, Bambuda Santa Catalina offers the perfect blend of relaxation, social vibes and creature comforts.
Privates From
€15.06
Dorms From
€18.38
Casa de la Playa
Hostel- 0.61km from city centre
Within 500 metres of Santa Catalina Beach and 1.4 km of Estero, Casa de la playa features accommodation with a garden.
Privates From
€16.71
Dorms From
€15.78
Oceans Hostal
Hostel- 1.86km from city centre
Set just 200 metres from Estero, Oceans Hostal provides accommodation in Santa Catalina with access to an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, as well as a 24-hour front desk.
Privates From
€25.53
Dorms From
€15.78
Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant
8.4Fabulous
(128)
Hotel- 0.57km from city centre
Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant will help you to meet and explore Santa Catalina and Panama
Privates From
€12.07
Dorms From
€10.21

About Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina is a village on Panama's untamed Pacific coast. Since it was made popular by surfers in the 1970s, it's maintained a low-key vibe that lends itself to the area's long stretches of beaches shaded by palm trees. However, the travellers who venture to this off-the-beaten-track destination will get a taste of world-class surfing, exotic wildlife and a laid-back local vibe. The infrastructure is simple, but you won't be short of eating options or diving instructors here.

Dorms and private rooms are available in Santa Catalina hostels. You can stay in cabins at an ecolodge in the jungle or a tiki hut close to the beach. A handful of hostels have outdoor terraces overlooking the sea, while others have a sushi bar and a yoga studio. Some also host live evening entertainment and happy hour, so there are plenty of chances to meet other travellers. Choose a Santa Catalina hostel with free breakfast or a guest kitchen to save some money.

Santa Catalina remains a small fishing village with one street, the main road from Soná. It's here you'll find most of the restaurants and surf stores and a stroll along will take you to Santa Catalina Beach. A 15-minute walk south is the black sand of Estero Beach, a peaceful spot from which to watch the sunset. For a cluster of places to eat, bars and shops, catch the bus to Soná – an hour north of Santa Catalina.

Visitors come to Santa Catalina for one major thing: surfing. The breaks are considered some of the best in Panama, but there's gentle surf suitable for beginners on Estero Beach too. Diving is also a favourite activity, especially in the reefs around Coiba National Park, although this is an equally exciting zone for hiking, thanks to the untouched forests. A few yoga retreats in town run classes every day and you can also go horse riding through the rural landscape. 

To reach Santa Catalina, fly to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City then take a direct bus from Panama City to Soná (4.5 hours) where you can connect to Santa Catalina (1.5 hours). There are several buses daily between Soná and Santa Catalina, but if you're heading on to David or Boquete there are minivans with air con, which provide a shuttle service departing from the main street. The central district is easy to wander around on foot once you've arrived.

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