We are an ocean front hotel in Santa Catalina Panama, founded by Kenny Myers, a Panamanian-American surfer and artist. Kenny originally purchased the Hotel Santa Catalina site in 1981, where he would spend much of his time surfing, painting, and creating works of art and making necklaces of puka shells found on the beaches of Santa Catalina.
Since its discovery in 1974, for many years, the Santa Catalina surf break was a secret, only surfed by a select group of Panamanian friends, who had made a sacred pact to keep it a secret. Kenny and his friends enjoyed the empty virgin tubes of the legendary Santa Catalina point break for years, until the secret got out, and the first Santa Catalina surf camp opened its’ doors to the public in the mid 1990’s.
Since then, several small hotels and hostels in Santa Catalina have welcomed travelers, surfers, divers, and fishermen to the warm waters of Santa Catalina in the Republic of Panama.