Santa Catalina is a remote place,so most people want to come prepared,and its hard sometimes to find the right information.This is why,based on questions we get all the time from our guests,we put together this FAQ page.

If you do not find the answer to your questions about Santa Catalina or Coiba here,do send us an e-mail and we will not only answer it but most probably publish the question and answer here to share the information with other travelers


Q: How do I get to Santa Catalina Panama?

A: you can drive,take the bus or arrange for a private transfer.

for driving and bus directions look for the “directions” tab on this website

for a private transfer contact us for rates and availability

Q: is there an ATM in Santa Catalina Panama? 

A :At this moment (July 15 2013) there are no ATM´S in Santa Catalina.The closest one is in Soná,one hour by car,two hours by bus,so bring cash

Q:Do the businesses accept credit cards?

most businesses in Santa Catalina don´t accept credit cards with the exception of a few hotels(Sol y Mar accepts visa and master card ) and one or two of the dive shops

Q: How long is the drive from Panama city to Santa Catalina ?

A:in this moment,with roads in excellent condition,the drive takes about 5 hours

 Q:What should I bring to Santa Catalina Panama?

A:Recently a new mini-market opened that has a few things that you could not find here before,like sunblock,insect repellent and a few snacks.

One thing we don´t have here is a pharmacy,so make sure you bring any medicines you might need

Q:Is the water drinkable in Santa Catalina Panama?

A:Yes, Sol y Mar Hotel has its own deep well and the water goes trough a chlorination process before going into the storage tanks so its perfectly safe to drink.

In general,you can drink the water anywhere in PanamaEsta pagina busca dar informacion util al viajero que le permitira llegar por primera vez a Santa Catalina preparado con las cosas que puede venir a necesitar,asi como repeticion de preguntas que los huespedes del hotel me han echo sobre diferentes temas que pienso seran relevantes para otros futuros huespedes.

Si no encuentra aqui la respuesta a sus preguntas sobre Santa Catalina Panama o Coiba no hesite en hacer su pregunta en nuestro forum en esta pagina y con gusto le contestaremos,y si su pregunta es considerada relevante la incluiremosen este Faq´s


Como llegar a Santa Catalina Panama desde Costa Rica,Ciudad de Panama,etc?

Ponga su cursor sobre la pestaña “Hotel” y del menu que aparece,elija “”Direciones”.Ahi encontrara informacion detallada de como llegar a Santa Catalina Panama desde varios lugares ya sea en carro o bus.Le recomendamos imprimir as instruciones para utilizarlas por el camino si va a manejar hasta aqui.Si desea un transfer privado contactenos y le cotizaremos transporte desde cualquier parte del pais.

Hay cajero en Santa Catalina Panama?Aceptan tarjetas de credito en Santa Catalina Panama?

No existe en este momento un cajero automatico en Santa Catalina,el cajero mas cercano esta en Soná, a aproximadamente una hora en carro,dos horas en bus.Hay que venir preparado con efectivo,si bien el Hotel sol y mar y algunos pocos lugares mas aceptan tarjetas de credito,la mayoria de los locales solo aceptan efectivo.

Our Hotel in Santa Catalina, Panama

Looking for a room, cabins, short or long term rental in Santa Catalina, Panama? Come stay in the best accommodations in town.

There are many activities that you can do around our Hotel in Santa Catalina, Panama such as Surfing, Scuba-Diving, Fishing,Spear-fishing, Snorkeling, Eco-tourism , Sailing, Kayaking and horse-back riding.

But if you just feel like doing nothing, you can just cruise and relax , for the beauty and tranquility of Santa Catalina and its beaches invite you to do just that..

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