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Car Rental vs bus for Panama, and best beginner surf breaks

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Car Rental vs bus for Panama, and best beginner surf breaks

Hi all- we'll be traveling to Santa Catalina via Panama to surf for a week in Feb. What are people's thoughts/experiences on driving in Panama? Is it safe? (Conversely, since Santa Catalina only takes cash- is safe to travel on the public bus via Sona w days of cash?) Is 4WD necessary for most beach access? Are the best breaks in Santa Cantalina accessible by foot from the main area or is a car necessary to explore? Lastly, If you had to choose a 2nd area (anywhere in Panama) to surf beginner breaks, where would it be? Thanks!

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1. Re: Car Rental vs bus for Panama, and best beginner surf breaks

There is not much surf in the Pacific beaches area in the dry season (Dec-May).

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2. Re: Car Rental vs bus for Panama, and best beginner surf breaks

How was your trip? Heading to Santa catalina in April! Any advice is appreciated!

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3. Re: Car Rental vs bus for Panama, and best beginner surf breaks

We just got back. The locals were surfing every morning on playa la Barqueta outside of David. For Santa Catalina, check out magic seaweed wave forecast. Have fun. Juan Jimenez who owns boa surf shop in Panama City is a good source for info.

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