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Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao

Pedasi, Los Santos, Playa Venao, Pedasi 1234 Panama
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#1 of 4 hotels in Playa Venao
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Beach Break Surf Camps is a beach front hotel located in the small town Playa Venao, only a few steps from the shore. The hotel is ideal for surfers, families, couples, or any group of travelers. We offer big, comfortable rooms with breath-taking view to the ocean. The rooms come in many variations, so you can choose the most suited one for you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kincaid Peckham wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution
I went over the summer of 2019 for a week and was shocked by the friendliness of the staff and the great teaching ability of everyone there. I especially enjoyed the patience and helpfulness that came from Brent. He went above and beyond to help me get up on a board and I would for sure go back.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Oriane R wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
I spent a week at Beach Break and had an amazing time! John and Carla are the sweetest, always there to answer questions and help. Always making sure we were having a great Time!The hôtel is super clean, and right on the Beach, breakfast are delicious. I had never surf before, and learned soooo much in a week, surf classes were awesome with Brent and Punky!! Brent knows everything about surfing and he is an EXCELLENT teacher (he could make a blind horse surf!!!) that’s how good he is!! Highly recommend this place, I m already planning to go back soon
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Oceanspirit78 wrote a review Jan 2020
Jupiter, Florida5 contributions
We had a great time at Beach Break with our kids (7 & 9). The accommodations are simple, the hotel is right on the beach, surf board rentals steps away, jiu Jitsu and fitness studio on site, pool overlooking the beach, and restaurant on the property. There is also a bakery and Cafe around the corner as well as a mini market and surf shop. We could walk to a waterfall and see and hear the howler monkeys. The beach was a couple miles wide with beautiful rocky cliffs and estuaries for the kids to play in. The kids took surf lessons with Gustavo who was amazing with them and they had so much fun and learned so much in a short amount of time. He was really good to mix play and surf to make it fun. We took lessons with Brent who is the main instructor and also really amazing and technical. He knows everything about boards and was simple and precise with his instructions which made it easy to put into practice. My husband rode a few different short boards and had a great time and I rode a retro nose rider which I’m really grateful he suggested I try because it is sooooo much fun! John the manager was really great to check in to make sure we were having a good time and he also runs the Jiu jitsu studio. The restaurant on site had really good food and drinks and the staff was super friendly. Everyone that works there that we met was really great. Grateful for our time there.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from John B, Manager at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
Responded Jan 25, 2020
Hey guys! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We are all really glad that you enjoyed your time with us. It was awesome getting the kids (and you guys) into some great waves. Hopefully next time we get everyone into some Jiu Jitsu classes!!! Thanks again and take care. Hope to see you all again sometime in the future.
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NirajPatel13 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California23 contributions1 helpful vote
This really is the best surf camp you could ever go to. The surf break right in front. The beach is uncrowded and beautiful and the water is warm. The restaurant serves great food. But most importantly, the owner has created a very friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Brent and Gustavo are EXCELLENT instructors and their use of video greatly helped all those learning to surf. More importantly, it was relaxing and fun being out in the water with them. John runs a great camp and is extremely personable (in addition to teaching Jiu Jitsu). I rarely return to travel destinations but am hoping to make another visit to Playa Venao Soon.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from John B, Manager at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Hey guys! Thank you so much for the kind words. It was awesome meeting your family and getting everyone into some waves. We truly look forward to the next visit! Take care!
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roxana s wrote a review Dec 2019
10 contributions
The hotel has beautiful views and a great restaurant and common kitchen. Surf lessons were excellent and as a complete beginner I got to standing up on the board multiple times. There is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy here with daily classes taught by BJJ black belt John Boyle. Great atmosphere with lots of activities!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from John B, Manager at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
Responded Dec 29, 2019
Thank you for the kind words, Rox. We were so happy to have you guys come stay and surf with us. Until next time!
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$94 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PanamaLos Santos ProvincePedasiPlaya Venao
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
What are some of the property amenities at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coleos Cafe, Pizza Gavilan, and El Sitio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Is Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Playa Venao.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.