Playa Venao Panama

is located at the southern tip of the Azuero-Penisula at 35 min flight to Pedasi from Panama City´s domestic airport or a 4.5 hours from Panama City by car. A curvy road will take you down past cowboys and their herds and over rolly hills to this beautiful beach full of sun, playa venao surf and good times.

venao cove beach

Located at the tip of the bay, Hostel VenaoCove overlooks the entire Venao beach and is surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife.


Howling monkeys are close by and the hypnotizing sound of the waves rolling onto the sand right out front will lull visitors to sleep.
The perfect place to retreat and find inner peace.

porch paradise

There is a large communal kitchen and eating/hang-out-area where you can cook up a storm, saving yourself from having to eat out all the time and where you can mingle with your fellow-travelors.

Who wouldn’t like to hang out on our cozy porch overlooking the sun-drenched ocean from a comfortably shady spot.


Bars and restaurants are only a walk on the beach away!
If you want to get active and walk the jungle, go on a Island Tour, go swimming in a waterfall, take a boat and try a fishing at Los Frailes Rocks or simply surf all day every day – knock yourself out!


  • Ernesto Gárate 11 March, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Posiblemente el mejor lugar que haya en Panamá para dejar transcurrir los días lentamente. En primer lugar, Leaf es un excelente animador. Y todos, los tres, son maravillosos, atentos, correctos, etcétera. En segundo lugar, el espacio físico es único. Mucho espacio libre, enorme playa, etcétera.

  • dave 15 June, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Just curious how much rain does playa venao get annually? How often and when?

  • Irene 29 June, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Here is a rain- tablet for the Azuero-Peninsula.
    It shows quite clearly – the driest time here is between December and April.
    Although – judging from personal experience- it doesn’t rain all through the months of may to november.
    The Azuero is the driest place in Panama and gets the least rain all year around – which makes for great beach-days even during “wet”-season. Sunny days often come in a row, and a fiew days of rain are often followed by a fiew days of sunshine. Those sunny days can actually be some of the most beautiful of the year – with the vegetation rich and the rolly hills bright-green.
    Further on we have observed that it rains a lot less during the month of September, while it really starts coming down heavily in Oktober. November is the final month of the rainy-season, with lots of local holidays and fiestas. I hope this info is useful! Cheers!

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