Safari Surf Adventures Panama location is in the small surf town called Playa Venao. Located in the Azuero Peninsula in the Los Santos Province, “Venao” as the locals call it is a true hidden treasure. The beach is set in a picturesque horseshoe shaped bay. Being a true tropical paradise, air temperature range between 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) year round. Water temperatures range in the 28°C (82°F) around June and are at their lowest in February, in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F).

Year round warm ocean temperatures mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Sometimes in the Dec. through Jan. months the am winds can kick up an upwelling and add a chill to the water temperature. Some locals wear full wetsuits! So a vest or Spring suit is not out of the ordinary for dawn patrol surf sessions this time of year as the water can dip into 21°C (70°F) range.

Playa Venao is a relatively new found location only just started being developed by some surfers in 2006. Prior to that there was no way to get to the location by car …only horseback. So with that said the town is small but very surf oriented with some great bars and restaurants to hang out in and mingle with the local people.

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The surf break is a sandbar break with excellent lefts and rights on offer.

Best swells typically come from April through Oct. with Nov. through March being a bit smaller surf in general. There are also a couple of point breaks to the North us our location that offer up really fun long point waves.

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Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

A key component of our teaching philosophy is video and photo reviews, helping to track your progress and giving you focussed goals to work on throughout the program. All progress tracking, photos and videos we take of you are yours to take home at the end of your SSA adventure, giving you a great reference for continued progression whenever and wherever you surf.



Safari Surf Adventures offer the beach front accommodations of the El Sitio Hotel. This hotel is literally on the beach. The hotel has a restaurant and bar along with a pool.

El Sitio offers various types of room offerings single, double, and for families as well. All units have the following amenities:

  • A/C throughout
  • Pressurized solar hot water system
  • Sheets and bathroom towels are provided
  • Beach towels
  • Beautiful, locally made fine wood furniture and doors
  • Satellite / Cable television with international programs
  • Wireless internet
  • 24/7 Security
  • Maid Service
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  • RT Transportation from Tocumen International Airport (PTY) to Playa Venao and back
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation at the El Sitio Hotel; King Size Room. Note: Guest can upgrade to Hotel Playa Venao Resort for additional price
  • Breakfast included daily at your hotel
  • (1) Daily (2) hour am surf session
  • SSA Coaching program (video analysis, In water surf coach / guides)
  • Use of all SSA surfboards (Firewires) if guest wants
  • Videographer and photographer for the trip
  • Copy of all video Analysis sessions & Final Analysis (provided 1 week after your trip)
  • Copy of all your raw video footage
  • All taxes


  • Any tips for shuttle driver or other services provided
  • Travel Insurance


Horseback Tour

Explore the local beaches and jungle on horseback with a guided tour of our gorgeous area.

SUP Tour

Cruise up the mangroves or paddle around the small island in the Venao bay …this location is so ideal for SUP adventures!

1 Hr. Massage

Nothing feels better than a well-deserved massage after surfing for hours. Rejuvenate your body and keep in tune… treat yourself to the life of luxury. Relax and take in the tropical breeze!

Zip Line Tour

Enjoy a 1 hour zip line tour through the jungle and then finish off with a swim in the waterfalls!

ATV Tour

Jump on the 4 wheeler and explore the amazing hills and trails up above Playa Venao and into the back mountains of Canas!

Deep Sea Fishing

World class fishing is a highlight of anyone’s trip …especially when you get to eat your catch of Mahi Mahi or Tuna!

Pedasi / Isla Iguana Sanctuary Island Tour

Take a 20 minute ride into Pedasi where you can shop for souvenirs, then jump into a covered panga and take a 30 minute ride out to the sanctuary island of Isla Iguana to swim in the pristine waters and walk on the white sand beaches!



Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

In all our locations, SSA supports local projects which help alleviate the problem of marine little and marine plastics. On every surf adventure with us, you will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved with our sustainability vision.