We were in Santa Catalina mainly as a base to go diving in Coiba. Scuba Coiba recommended this place and has a divers' discount. The hotel is well-maintained, had nice, simple rooms that are well-furnished (the bathroom could use a bit of sprucing up), and air-conditioned, and is located centrally in SC, but not right on the main drag. Walking distance to everything (beach, restaurants, bars, etc.). I would recommend it, especially with the divers' rate.
You can also rent a surfboard at the town beach, and the break is good for beginners (at least while we were there...) - we had a lot of fun!
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking