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Amazing Fishing Trip with Playa Venao Fishing

My family and I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Playa Venao . Really love this little... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
123barrylarge
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Texas City, Texas
via mobile
Awesome place

Great staff and great waves to surf. Hostels and everything is clean. People are awesome Cheers... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Nick C
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A beautiful horse-shoe shaped bay known for consistent waves, black sand beach, outdoor activities, comfortable accommodation, good food, and vibrant nightlife. One of the many beaches in Pedasi District (25 mins from Pedasi town), the beach has...more
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My family and I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Playa Venao . Really love this little remote beach in the middle of nowhere, though I have been prettier looking beach’s this one has such a great energy and vibe . We stayed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 123barrylarge
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great staff and great waves to surf. Hostels and everything is clean. People are awesome Cheers and enjoy

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The design of the hotel is amazing. You really do not want to go anywhere. Just look at the infinity pool and not too far are the whales jumping out of the water. Several amazing places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with New York...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rccobra1967
Reviewed 5 August 2018

You know when I came here it was rainy and I came expecting to see this fantastic picturesque place etc.... I was'nt really feeling it. It's not that big, might be paradise for a surfer, but for a beach goer it's just Ok. You want...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank travelbug2332
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a beautiful little horse shoe bay with everything from: 1. Selina - a fun and truly unique hostel for digital nomads and young adults from all over the world 2. Playa Venao Resort - a higher end but reasonable resort with well done...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jack V
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Just my opinion but it's my favorite beach, although you really have to want to go there as it's quite remote and the roads isn't all that smooth. There's a new resort there with a nice outdoor restaurant so you can eat an enjoy the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank mdfloyd322
Reviewed 20 March 2018

High surf, perfect for surfing and boogie boarding. Lots of places to rent equipment, book lessons and grab a bite to eat.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Familyonthetown
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Looks like a really large and nice beach. Road going there is terrible. Had drink there and found restaurant with great reviews was not open for lunch.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mchali
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Venao is a great beach for surfing, relaxing and also partying: it depends on the time of the day and the tide :) Playa venao has many restaurants and bars, or you can bring your own stuff. The beach itself is not the prettiest beach...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PanamanianWanderlust
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful quiet beach. Good food good service. English understood. Would return. Lovely way to spend an afternoon. Watching the surfers, soaking up the atmosphere

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Getaway603516
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