The only resort in front of the beach, in the Santa Catalina area.

Panama ➝ Veraguas ➝ Santa Catalina

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Situated on Estero Beach in Santa Catalina, on the Pacific side of Panama, Oasis Surf Camp embraces the natural beauty of the Veraguas province. Bordered by both the Caribbean Sea to the North and the Pacific Ocean to the South, Veraguas is the only Panamanian province embraced by both oceans. With notable protected areas such as Santa Fe National Park, Coiba National Park, and Cerro Hoya National Park, Veraguas boasts diverse ecosystems and scenic landscapes.

Founded by David and his father 14 years ago, Oasis Surf Camp has been a labor of love, evolving to provide comfort and joy to its guests. The family-friendly environment welcomes guests of all ages, including their furry friends (as long as they're well cared for and don't share the bed).

The camp exudes a laid-back character, offering campfires and opportunities to share a few beers or a bottle of wine with friends. The primary language is Spanish, but the friendly staff is also fluent in English.

Owned by David Bortoletti, with Silvia Bortoletti managing the Oasis restaurant and Jennifer of Bortoletti overseeing reservations, Oasis Surf Camp is supported by a dedicated team committed to ensuring a pleasant stay for all.

Accommodations at Oasis Surf Camp boast a prime location right in front of Estero Beach, allowing guests to wake up to stunning sea views. The rooms, equipped with fans (optional air conditioning at an extra cost), feature hot water facilities. Prices range from $40 to $150 in high season and $35 to $120 in low season, accommodating 1 to 6 people. Camping options are also available, ranging from $10 to $5 per night per person.

For those seeking a touch of luxury, the recently inaugurated "Star" suite offers a lavish experience with two rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a private bathroom with hot water, satellite TV, and a balcony overlooking the sea.

Guests can access the hotel by car, with parking spaces provided. Free Wi-Fi is available exclusively for Oasis customers, and satellite TV is accessible in the restaurant area.

Catering to diverse tastes, the Oasis restaurant serves Italian and international cuisine with affordable options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including vegetarian choices.

The surf courses at Oasis Surf Camp cater to all levels, with lessons available in both English and Spanish. The camp's prime location on Estero Beach offers an ideal setting for surf enthusiasts. Using foam boards for safety, the camp prioritizes the well-being of students, providing sunscreen and protective gear for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Beyond surfing, Oasis Surf Camp offers an array of activities, including transfers, surfboard rentals, laundry service, and boat trips for fishing, surfing, and diving to local destinations like Coiba Island, Cebaco Island, Morro Negrito, and more. 


  • Wifi
  • air conditioning
  • hammocks
  • hot water showers
  • parking
  • allowed pets
  • light to read
  • terrace
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  • bar
  • yoga mattress