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Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao

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Pedasi, Los Santos, Playa Venao, Pedasi 1234 Panama
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#1 of 4 hotels in Playa Venao
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4.9
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.6
Value
4.4
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
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Billiards
Fishing
Manicure
Pedicure
Salon
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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37Car recommended
Grade: 37 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
158Reviews11Q+A20Room tips
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Eddie W wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a great time here. Away from the city, away from the highways, not a "Karen" or her family in sight. Surf instruction that is world class, food that pure and good, and a training facility for BJJ that can make you rethink your gym.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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jasondunn7 wrote a review Jul 2022
Naples, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
John, Brent, and the team at Beach Break Surf Camp could not offer a greater experience! The destination is amazing. Challenging to get to, which is exactly why the waves are available to you… And not a crowd. The staff is one-of-a-kind. Our group had an amazing experience learning to surf and enjoying the martial arts… In paradise. John, Brent, and team, I can't wait to see you again!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: The rooms were surprisingly comfortable!
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Lincoln S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Superb operation! The staff is incredibly friendly & personable. The food is exceptional. The room is comfortable. The shower is hot. Brent & his staff of instructors are very hands-on & are hyped to get you out in the water & riding the waves. John is a first-rate Jiu-Jitsu instructor & his students are really chill. Quick note* The mats are textured. Combine that with the humidity & the salty coastal air, the mats can be a bit abrasive on bare skin, so I would recommend wearing spats or knee protection if you’re going no-gi & taping up your toes to prevent mat burn, especially if you like to play in the ocean. The yoga class is challenging (in all the best ways!) The salsa night is definitely not to be missed! And I recommend the sound healing sessions that they offer! Everything our group needed was easily accessible & hassle-free. I’ll definitely be returning for another slice!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Roberto L wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great place , good service , good food and amazing vibe !!! Waves are very good to learn with very good instructors and fun to surf . Whether is good not to hot , not to wind , Beach is good to walk having fun with friends and family.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jason K wrote a review Jun 2022
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This place exceeded all expectations. The location is perfect, the staff competent and friendly, and the experience was perfect. The surfing instruction was ideal. Excellent overview on land and water. Ideal conditions for beginners or more experienced persons. Everyone in our group had success as a direct result of our coaches. They made surfers of us all. The Jiu Jitsu is excellent. I’ve been training with Professor John off and on for 12 years, and he brings great technique and elite teaching to the mat. And if that’s not good enough, surf board and break is right out front. One of the best weeks. I can’t recommend enough.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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BoardingPass827467 wrote a review Mar 2022
New York City, New York9 contributions
There's a reason why Erez and his crew get so much repeat business. They take care of their customers like they're family. Brent is the surf instructor and he is the bomb! No one is more passionate and committed to getting you up and on a wave, repeatedly. He is very hands on and makes you feel safe. John keeps the over all picture smooth and steady and Anna is there to make sure whatever you need is provided for. The food at the pizzeria is excellent and on Wednesdays they has a Salsa Night that is a cultural blast. HIGHLY recommended. I am heading back soon.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: This place is great value. Try to get Room 1 which has an ocean view and is quietest, but noise...
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Adrienne M wrote a review Feb 2022
Corvallis, Oregon15 contributions3 helpful votes
Beach Break is just fun. It has a variety of accommodations and a kitchen for guest use, and attracts a whole range of travelers - backpackers, couples, families, retirees…we met some really cool people there. It’s a super social atmosphere but not a party scene, the bar/restaurant close at 10:30 or so. Rooms are basic but comfy, cute, and come with ac and hot water. The staff at Beach Break is rad! Mellow, friendly, and helpful. We were there to surf and rented boards (board rentals there are super reasonably priced) but didn’t utilize their surf coaching and kind of wish we had - I watched Brent get new surfers up and turning on waves in just a few days, he’s a really great instructor. We’d stay here again if we return to Venao.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from John B, Owner at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
Responded Feb 14, 2022
Aw, thanks so much for your kind review. We are so happy you guys enjoyed your time spent here at Beach Break. And yes, next time let's get you in the water with Brent for some coaching! Take care.
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NirajPatel13 wrote a review Jan 2022
Los Angeles, California35 contributions1 helpful vote
It was our second time visiting and was a great experience. Beach Break is so welcoming to visitors and its more than a surf camp. Staff are wonderful and Brent is the best surf instructor ever. Thanks to John and Ana and Erica for making our second trip wonderful. Can't wait for # 3 !!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from John B, Owner at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
Responded Jan 20, 2022
Thank you for the kind words. And we love having you stay with us. Hoping to see the whole family next trip! Take care.
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Yuval Vilensky wrote a review Oct 2021
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The hostel was very good and the stuff is very nice, the most awesome part was the surf camp I got Ron as an instructor and without a question he is by far the best instructor over there good vibes, helped me with my fear from the waves. Best experience there is.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Surf and have fun
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beatrizverdeja wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
I didn’t doubt for a second when seeing BB’s website that I would book it. When I arrived, it looked even better than as seen online. My stay there was amazing - all staff members are very kind and friendly. BB also has different activities to choose from, not just surf. As a plus, it is very close to Wao Venao and Selina, which have great parties, therefore one is completely free to either chill at BB and have a quieter night or go to either of those two places which are just a 1 minute walk away. BB also has salsa nights on Tuesdays (lots of fun!). I would repeat the whole experience again. Thank you Beach Break!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$115 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PanamaLos Santos ProvincePedasiPlaya Venao
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
Which popular attractions are close to Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao?
Nearby attractions include Homies Surf (0.08 miles) and Chabad Of Panama (0.2 miles).
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 Rico's Coffee, Coleos Cafe, and Pizza Gavilan.
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.