Santa Catalina Vacations

"Bienvenidos" to Santa Catalina, a destination in a popular part of Panama. Enjoy the impressive landscapes in this region which includes beaches, forests and jungle.

Panama City, the national capital, is situated 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Santa Catalina.

Panama is wonderfully endowed with sights and attractions, from firmly-established, must-see spots to lesser known nooks and crannies. Isla de Coiba, is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east, and Santiago sits 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southwest.

Spend a day in the fresh air and sunshine and discover Panama's many open-air markets.

Make sure you throw in a camera and water bottle and spend a few hours with an expert local guide on one of the fascinating guided nature walks. Sunbathing and bird watching are just a few of the options for relaxation in this area.

To really understand the area in which you are traveling, take the time to visit the region's bars, cafés and restaurants. These are great places to meet friendly locals and taste popular dishes. Rice and also plantains are popular here. All-time favorite foods are tamales (corn dough rolls) and corvina (baked fish), but naturally there are many more mouthwatering meal options on the menu. Raspados (ice topped with sweet syrup) is a commonly eaten dessert. Balboa is a much-loved drink here. So head to the nearest drinking establishment, pull up a stool and enjoy it! Resbaladera (chilled barley and rice drink) is a good option to enjoy at any time of day.

Before you head back to the familiarity of home, you'll be bidding Santa Catalina a fond Adiós (farewell).


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