Playa Venao: Everything You Need To Know

Playa Venao Panama, once a little-known beach, is now becoming a “must” attracting both young expats and international visitors. Playa Venao is located five hours by car from Panama City, at the southern end of the Azuero Peninsula, and only 30 minutes from the charming town of Pedasí. Along the crescent-shaped coastline are restaurants, cafes, bars, tourist complexes and above all, lots of surfing.


Sports and Nature

Playa Venao attracts locals and surf enthusiast visitors of all skill levels. Board rentals and surf lessons are offered in many of the hotels, hostels and surf schools along the beach, such as Selina Playa Venao, Safari Surfschool.

Although surfing is Playa Venao’s biggest draw, there are plenty of other things to do including deep sea fishing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, bird watching, and yoga.

Playa Venao Lifestyle

This surfing community has a growing list of services that include: convenience stores, bakeries, laundry, transportation to Panama City and Tocumen International Airport, clothing boutiques, restaurants, bars, and cafeterias, and a wide range of accommodations ranging from from luxury resorts to eco-lodges.

Venao has a lively atmosphere at night, since many of the restaurants and beach hotels offer music, often with bands or DJs during the “sunset”, a classic activity in El Sitio.

Gastronomic Offering

In Playa Venao you can enjoy a very cosmopolitan gastronomic offer. Being a meeting point of cultures, you will really live a culinary experience like no other. Among our recommendations:

  • La Palma by Maito – Dishes, cocktails full of freshness and flavor, good music.
  • WAO Venao – Beachfront plaza with multiple dining options and a top-notch beach bar.
  • Coleos – Mediterranean style with a homemade touch.
  • La Quincha – Fusion of Panamanian food with Spanish.
  • La Barca – The ideal place to eat, have a cocktail, beer or natural juice with your bare feet on the sand!
  • El Sitio – International and fusion cuisine, with seasonal ingredients, and local fish and shellfish.

Glamping in Alaya Wellness Hotel

A 10-minute drive from Playa Venao you arrive at this place called Alaya Wellnes Hotel, iconic domes with unique architecture combined with modern and sustainable design and functionality in an oasis of peace, well-being and elevated gastronomy with impressive panoramic views.

Offer an elevated dining experience with a fusion of Panamanian and international cuisine with local farm-to-table produce at the Taste of Alaya hotel restaurant. Unique dishes are created daily in his culinary art studio.

You also have a Yoga Shala, the largest dome-shaped yoga Shala in Panama and Sense of Alaya, a Healing Center, inspired by the well-being and balance of the body, mind and soul.

Visit Pedasí

Pedasí, about 30 minutes by car from Playa Venao, has a variety of shops, gas stations, and a hospital. Pedasí is one of the most picturesque towns in Panama with its colorful houses with colonial-style galleries.

Near Pedasí you will also find impressive beaches such as Playa Destiladeros, El Arenal and you can cross to Isla Iguana, another must-see adventure in the Azuero area.

Why invest in Playa Venao and Pedasí

This area is ideal for investing in Real Estate. Many foreign and local investors seek and visit this area, and there is a great opportunity to obtain attractive prices. The area offers great potential for property development, agriculture and tourism.

At Acquire Panama we focus on providing a specialized service. Contact us for information on how to invest in Azuero and the beaches.

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