The Point Break (La Punta) is the most famous surf spot here in Santa Catalina, and one of the most consistent in Panama or all of Central America! If you are not an advanced surfer, not to worry, there are a few more options, including a beach break which is great for beginners.
The following is a list of locations and their distance from La Buena Vida:
Santa Catalina "Town" Beach – Gets good when the point is SCARY HUGE and
is just a few minutes walking from La Buena Vida.
La Punta – 10-15 minutes walking, a few minutes in car.
Punta Roca – 30 minute walk down a footpath from the town beach.
This left needs a decent swell to be surfable, but tends to tube when it gets going.
Estero Beach – 15-20 minute walk, a few minutes in car.
No rocks, all sand, a great place to learn or practice before you go to the point.
Punta Brava – 30-40 minute walk from La Buena Vida. Continue to the end of Estero Beach and around the point, OR a 10-15 minute drive from LBV taking the car onto Estero Beach to the end (around the rocks), parking and walking the rest at low tide which is when this wave is at its best.
Surfboards are available for purchase or rental at various shops/hotels/restaurants upon arrival.