8 Days / 7 Nights Women's Surf & Yoga Immersion Retreat, Panama

Calle Playa El Estero, Santa Catalina, Veraguas, Panama

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Experience Overview

8 Days Women’s Surf and Yoga Immersion Retreat is organized by the Surf Sisters School at santa catalina retreats in Panama. This retreat is focused on increasing your confidence to get into the water on your board. Each day the surf sessions will be complimented by daily yoga and camaraderie.

You'll start with a deep dive on surfing technique, etiquette, equipment and ocean safety, and we leave lots of time each class to hit the surf to practice your new skills. As you progress through the week, experienced Surf Sister coaches will teach you all their secrets with the ultimate goal of riding a “green” peeling wave.



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Santa Catalina Retreats

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

This is a place where you can tap out from city life and completely decompress. Come home feeling more relaxed and alive than you’ve ever been. Welcome to santa catalina retreats.

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 santa catalina sharing with our community of genuine friendly locals and like-minded travelers.

Santa catalina is a truly a hidden gem of central america, a natural paradise still relatively untouched since being discovered by adventurous surfers in the 70’s. Quiet and serene beaches back onto lush forest. Local surfers, fisherman and families on horseback stroll the main street. Come and embrace the slow pace and simple lifestyle that embodies this remote and authentic community. Come home feeling more relaxed and alive than you’ve ever been. This is a retreat unlike any other.

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Accommodation Overview

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, preserving the environment while providing a blissful haven for you to unwind after an amazing day of Yoga + 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, towels, ensuite bathroom with hot water shower along 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. the ultimate relaxation spot

our accommodation is hosted at the picturesque hotel santa catalina, 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.

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.

Food Overview

  • Delicious healthy breakfast, lunch + Dinner for each of your activity days - dining at waterfront restaurant pescao, as well as the best local restaurants in the village providing you with a deliciously unique and immersive experience
  • Welcome cocktail, drinks + drinks on arrival

What is Included


  • 1 Night accommodation in panama city for your arrival evening, making your entry to panama easy + carefree! 
  • 6 Night stay at our oceanfront accommodation with a sublime infinity pool, restaurant/bar and sun deck
  • 5 Progressive surf lessons + training with a surf sister coach + supported by our local instructors - including your board + Rashguard
  • 5 Fun surf sessions in the afternoon with your surf sister coaches
  • 4 Yoga classes with eva sion including your mat + all equipment!
  • Boat trip to the beautiful secluded white sand beach of santa catalina island for sup boarding + a delicious Picnic breakfast
  • Snorkeling day trip at Coiba Island, one of Panama’s most beautiful places, a 1.5 hour fast boat ride from Playa Santa Catalina. Identified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2005
  • Evening bonfire ceremony
  • Welcome cocktail, drinks + drinks on arrival
  • Delicious healthy breakfast, lunch + Dinner for each of your activity days - dining at waterfront restaurant pescao, as well as the best local restaurants in the village providing you with a deliciously unique and immersive experience
  • Plush beach/pool + bathroom towels
  • Wifi (moderate speed) wifi in our restaurant social area
  • Unlimited access to our bikes, kayaks, Stand up paddle boards, snorkels, bodyboards and surfboards at your leisure
  • Group round trip transfer to and from panama city

What is not Included

  • Flights
  • Gratuities for the staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks during the shuttle transfer

Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms

·      Once we receive your booking request and confirm availability, we will request a 25% non-refundable deposit of your retreat stay. this can be paid via credit card, venmo, zelle, bank transfer or paypal.

·      2 weeks prior to your retreat start date, we will email you a request for your 75% balance.. Payment needs to be made in full 1 week prior to your retreat start date. balance payments once received are non-refundable.

Terms & Conditions

·      All rates listed on the website are in USD and are inclusive of tax. 

·      Santa Catalina Retreats can ask any retreat guest to leave the retreat at any time if the behavior is disrupting the retreat or other guests at Santa Catalina Hotel. A refund will not be provided.

·      Santa Catalina Retreats reserves the right to change the booking policy, rates and retreat inclusions at any time without notice.

·      santa catalina retreats reserves the right to cancel a retreat or postpone a retreat to a future date if sufficient interest is not received.. guests who have made a deposit will have their deposit reimbursed in full, or carried forward to a future retreat date upon the guest request. 


·      We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance, to cover against any unexpected travel or medical expenses that may occur before, during or after your trip.

·      If Santa Catalina Retreats must cancel a retreat before the retreat start date, all payments received by guests for that retreat will be refunded in full. Santa Catalina Retreats is not responsible for guest expenses incurred in preparation for any retreat that is cancelled by Santa Catalina Retreats , i.e. airline tickets etc

·      Santa Catalina Retreats is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any trips canceled by the guest, such as airline tickets, or for costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellation or illness, etc.

·      Santa Catalina Retreats (including its employees, supervisors, owners and agents) is not liable in the event of any lost, stolen, damaged or otherwise of personal property of retreat guests. 


·      Santa Catalina Retreats will not be liable or responsible for any health related problems, injuries or accidents during your retreat stay in any way. Surfing, Yoga, diving, biking, hiking etc are all physical sports and there are potential risks involved - you will be asked to sign a waiver before your retreat start date.

·      We highly recommend you have Travel Insurance to cover yourself in case of injuries, health emergencies, travel delays, lost luggage, damage or loss to any personal property during your retreat stay and any additional expenses incurred, as Santa Catalina Retreats is not liable. 

Surf & Yoga Lessons

If the surf conditions are not ideal for one or more days., the lesson/s will be re-arranged for a different day/time, or alternatively we may Conduct a surf fitness class and surf theory lesson

If you cancel a surf or yoga lesson, Santa Catalina Retreats is not responsible for an extra lesson on a different day or time.

santa catalina retreats reservers the right to change Yoga & surf instructors without prior notice.