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Latitude: 7° 25.665' N
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simply drive to Playa Venao, it is not very hard to find, there are signs there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
this place picks up almost the same swells as Santa Catalina, so it is a very nice spot to go to if you get tired of the crowd at Santa Catalina.
By Anonymous , 05-05-2009
Accomodation - I am planning a trip to Panama with the girlfriend and am interested in staying in or near playa venao. Where is there a good place to stay that has private rooms, A/C, and private bathrooms?
By Anonymous , 22-01-2008
Venao - Was recently in Panama and went to Venao. The surf was sweet and the surf camp and Eco Lodge on the hill called "Eco Venao" was awesome and a lot of fun. $10 or so for a bunk bed and more for a double room. Also had great, very high-end accomodation. Monkeys in the trees, fires on the beach...Venao was great.
By MoNo , 08-10-2007
New Surf Camp - Two weeks ago I was in Playa Venao for some days. The waves were good, but sometimes - especially around noon - closeout. I stayed in a really nice hostel/surf camp up the hill called "Eco Venao". It was clean, laid back atmosphere and very friendly owners. Walk to the beach about 5 min, to the main spot about 10 min. So check it out next time.
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