7 Day Wanderlust Yoga & Surf Retreat, Panama

  • Organizer: Santa Catalina Retreats
  • Type: Surf
  • Starting From: 17-November-2019
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Area: Santa Catalina, Veraguas, Panama
  • Food: Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature


Imagine a surf and yoga retreat in a tranquil, off-grid, authentic local village. An untapped paradise where nature meets the local culture and world-class surfing and diving surrounds you. 

Daily surf and yoga will enliven your mind and body.  Feel nourished in the goodness of locally sourced fresh fruits and veggies and organic seafood each day. Revel in the raw natural beauty of panam sharing with our community of genuine friendly locals and like-minded travelers.


Amazing experience.

Everything. The food, the facilities, the activities, and the hosts. It was all better than expected.

I had a wonderful time. Vickie and sergio are amazing hosts and go out of their way to make sure that we are well taken of and happy.

Our yoga instructor was amazing and the knowledge i gained in my time with her was invaluable.

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Beautiful piece of paradise!

This retreat was lovely - felt like a curated week of wellness. The location and food, yoga instructor and surf instructors were all amazing.

Vicki and Sergio took care of all of the little details before I even knew that we needed them.

Would recommend it to anyone looking for an active adventure!

 Source: Website

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    Gayle Worth

    Core Subject: 200ryt Power Yoga, Nlp Life Coach, Reike Level 1 & 11

    Originally from Scottsdale Arizona, Gayle has spent many years since colleague traveling the world working and volunteering. It was during these transformational years Gayle connected with the practice of yoga, meditation and other powerful healing modalities. Gayle undertook her YTT in Power Yoga and serves up an incredible morning flow focusing on conscious breath with vigorous and mindful asanas. Expect to build strength and flexibility while cleansing the body.

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    Eva Sion

    Core Subject: Advanced Yogaworks. Thaiyoga Bodywork Teacher And Practitioner.

    Eva facilitates eclectic Yoga classes, a blend of different styles depending on the experience level and needs of students. Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayamas, Dance, Meditations, Laughter yoga, Thai-Yoga and Yoga Nidra are mixed in this adventure that Eva adapts. Her classes are centered in developing self-body consciousness and releasing muscular and mental tension, this is her specialty from many years of experience as Thai-Yoga massage therapist. Eva believe that health is the capacity for adaptation and movement and aims to transmit this to her all students.

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    Nikki Martin

    Core Subject: 200hr Ryt Vinyasa, 200hr Teacher Trainer, 50hr Ryt Yin

    Nikki As a teacher she is passionate about providing space, permission and guidance for her students to connect with and listen to their own bodies and what they need in the moment, while challenging them to step into, or out of, discomfort when it serves. To that teaching style she adds her love of fiery and challenging Vinyasa, arm balances, playful transitions, and the time and space to experience the breath and be present in the body, despite the distractions of the mind.

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    Michelle Barge

    Core Subject: 500ryt Hatha + Vinyasa, Corporate Yoga

    Michelle teaches an integrated Vinyasa practice focused on proper alignment which helps her students tap into the metaphysical benefits of the practice while building core strength. Her teaching style fuses her training in traditional Hatha yoga schools – Iyengar and Ashtanga – with her training in Core Strength Vinyasa Flow. Michelle brings a deep meditation practice to her classes as well having studied many forms of Buddhist and Hindu meditation.


Santa Catalina was on the New York Times 2019 52 Places to Go list because of our secluded coastline. Away from the maddening sunburned crowds and minivan tourist buses.

Thanks to our remote location, about a 5 hr drive from Panama City, Santa Catalina has remained a hidden gem of Central America - a natural paradise still relatively untouched since being discovered by adventurous surfers in the 70s. 

Quiet and serene beaches back onto lush forest. Local surfers, fisherman and families on horseback stroll the main street.  And with cows and horses roaming the nearby fields and streets, you'll instantly feel the laid-back vibe that has made Santa Catalina a haven for surfers, adventure travelers, and dedicated relaxation seekers.

Our surf program : Our surf program promises to get you surfing and feeling that stoke... Fast. We hear from our guests so often how much they struggled in the past learning to surf, yet here it just all clicked. We believe it's all thanks to our uncrowded and gentle wave beaches - perfect for beginners, our skilled surf instructors, all isa certified, and that perfect blend of confidence and relaxation you feel just being here. 

Our yoga program: Your classes will be on-site at our gorgeous oceanfront shala. We've stocked it with all the goods - manduka pro mats and props. And serving you up some amazing yoga with our incredibly passionate and talented crew of senior instructors. All highly experienced and all yoga alliance certified. Your practise each day begins with a fiery flow, a blend vinyasa and hatha. Post surf, you’ll end your days with an incredible yin or restorative class.

Nov 15 - Dec 14 : 

  • Triple/quad share $1,399pp
  • Twin share/private double $1,499pp
  • Single private room $1,799pp 

Dec 15 - May 30 : 

  • Triple/quad share $1,399pp
  • Twin share/private double $1,599pp
  • Single private room $1,899pp 

Day 1

  • 09:00 AM Depart Panama City
  • 15:00 PM Arrive to Santa Catalina
  • 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM Welcome drinks, relax, and explore
  • 17:00 PM - 18:00 PM Yoga
  • 18:30 PM Sunset cocktails and dinner

Day 2

  • 07:00 AM Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM Yoga class
  • 09:15 AM Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Surf practice
  • 13:00 PM Lunch
  • 15:30 PM Optional free surf
  • 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM Yoga
  • 19:00 PM Dinner

Day 3

  • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM Sunrise yoga class
  • 07:00 AM Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 07:00 AM - 16:00 PM Optional Coiba National Park day trip for snorkeling or diving


  • 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM Yoga class
  • 09:15 AM Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM Optional free surf
  • 13:00  PM Lunch
  • 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM All join for a surf practice
  • 19:00 PM Dinner

Day 4

  • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM Optional sunrise horse riding
  • 07:00 AM Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM Yoga class
  • 09:15 AM Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Surf practice
  • 13:00 PM Lunch
  • 15:30 PM Optional free surf
  • 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM Yoga
  • 19:00 PM Dinner

Day 5

  • 06:00 AM Optional free surf
  • 07:00 AM Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM Yoga class
  • 09:15 AM Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM - 14:00 PM SUP boarding and lunch at Santa Catalina Island
  • 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM Surf
  • 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM Yoga
  • 19:00 PM Dinner

Day 6

  • 07:00 AM Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM Yoga class
  • 09:15 AM Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Surf practice
  • 13:00 PM Lunch
  • 14:30 PM Optional free surf
  • 16:00 PM - 17:15 PM Yoga
  • 17:30 PM - 19:00 PM Optional sunset nature hike /Surf practice
  • 19:00 PM Dinner
  • 20:30 PM Closing beach bonfire

Day 7

  • 07:00 AM Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 07:30 AM Breakfast
  • 08:30 AM Depart Santa Catalina
  • 14:30 PM Return to Panama City

*Feel free to do as much or as little as you like. Optional activities are not included in the package rate.

At Santa Catalina Retreats we want to make your experience as natural and comfortable as possible. We believe you can enjoy quality retreat accommodation without the high prices. 

All our rooms have been built using natural sustainable materials, locally sourced, preserving the environment while providing a blissful haven for you to unwind after an amazing day of Yoga and Surf.

Our spacious rooms feature memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and 100% cotton linens for a wonderful nights rest.

Each room has A/C and fan for your comfort. Cable TV, safe, fridge, beach and bath towels, ensuite bathroom with hot water shower with shampoo, conditioner and body-wash. 

Outside on your garden patio you have a hammock, sun-deck chairs and table to enjoy and completely wind down.

For shared room bookings, we separate the King bed into 2 King Singles. Each room includes 4 separate wardrobe cubbies so each guest has their own private space to store their clothes and belongings.

For a single private room booking or a private double, guests have a King bed.

3 delicious and well-balanced meals each day. Dining family style at our oceanfront restaurant with local ingredients prepared lovingly by our passionate and creative chefs. Vegan, Veggie, Gluteen free, Dairy free meals all available.

You'll also dine at some of our favorite local restaurants in the village. Immersing yourself in the rich, colorful and flavorsome cuisine prepared by our local chefs.

Natural fruit juices and smoothies served daily with breakfast and lunch. A range of Argentinean and Chilean wines or local beer for you to savor each evening meal, as well as fruit infused sparkling water.

Freshly brewed local coffee from Boquete served daily along with a variety of teas and milks.

For beginner surfers this is a place you dream about, where you can paddle out early morning and be the only surfer out there. Or take in a mind-blowing sunset session. With a soft sand bottom so it’s safe and forgiving for beginners. And for those with experience we’ll take the more challenging waves out back. Our property also backs onto the point, a world-famous right point break for intermediate - advanced surfers and host to the isa world surfing games.

Our tranquil location makes it the perfect place to disconnect and take some time out. you can chill on a hammock with a good book, sprawl out on the spacious lawns, lounge by the pool overlooking the ocean or enjoy a sunset drink at the bar.

  • 6 Nights at our beautiful oceanfront accommodation. Enjoy the sublime infinity pool, restaurant/bar and sun deck while you bliss out at the majestic Pacific Ocean and world-class surf break 
  • 5 Daily morning yoga classes and 5 evening classes at our oceanfront yoga studio, 
  • 5 Daily surf lessons
  • 3 Healthy meals each day. 
  • Evening beach bon fire under the stars.
  • Complimentary broadband wifi.
  • Plush beach, pool and bathroom towels. Complimentary bathroom toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, body wash + lotion.
  • Complimentary shuttle transport around Santa Catalina village so you can explore to your heart's content. 
  • Premium round trip group transfer to and from Panama City and Santa Catalina.


  • Your flight to Panama City
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and snacks during the Panama City transfer

Santa Catalina Retreats


At Santa Catalina Retreats we want to make your experience as natural and comfortable as possible..  we believe you can enjoy quality retreat accommodation without the high prices. 

Outside on your garden patio you have a hammock, sun-deck chairs and table to enjoy and completely wind down.  the ultimate relaxation spot. secluded and nestled into nature, the property backs onto the pacific ocean, giving you your own private beach at hide tide. it also offers the most spectacular view of the world famous surf break "The Point" (La Punta).

At high tide, you can also take the kayaks and stand up paddle boards out for a paddle to explore the wonderful islands surround Santa Catalina.

A non-refundable deposit of 25% will secure your spot!
Your balance payment is due in full 7 days prior to your retreat start. Once the balance payment is made this is also non-refundable.