Pedasi, Panama is a destination insulated from change and revered for its colonial roots, traditional festivals and extravagant carnival celebrations. Land in this charming town and wander the streets to take in gorgeous architecture. Visit this undiscovered gem for unbelievable fishing and some of the best surfing beaches in the world. Take a boat off the coast to visit the wildlife sanctuary of Isla Iguana, or scout for turtles at nearby Isla Cañas. Whale watching is some of the best in the world, if you’re here at the right time of year. But there’s more to the waters than just whales: Pedasi Panama surfing has something for everyone. Playa El Lagarto is great for those just starting out, while the breaks at Playa El Toro will satisfy any level of surfer. When you need a break from the sun and sand, Selina’s community has plenty of other events on offer. Pedasi Panama hotels can’t offer the same group of friendly travelers, surf culture, and laidback fun that we have at Selina. Join us for movie night, sip a cocktail by the pool, or get to know our vibrant community of travelers and nomads. Wellness is covered by Selina’s yoga classes, wellness events, and mindfulness sessions scheduled each week. Selina Pedasi puts you in the perfect location for exploring the area’s soul-filling beauty and remarkable adventures.

  • Playground: Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WIFI
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Yoga lessons
  • Tours & transportation
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Bakery


Wondering where to stay in Pedasi? We would love to host you at Selina! Set amongst the quiet, colorful rows of Panama’s most charming pueblo is Selina Pedasi– an elegant and energizing place for travelers to recharge and relax. Pedasi hotels have nothing on our friendly, international Selina community and gorgeously designed spaces. We’re the leading location for wellness, as well as surfing, movie nights, volunteer events, and happy hours. Stop by The Playground to sample traditional recipes of Panama or to have a healthy meal. Sign up for a board rental or lesson with Selina Surf Club. Surfing is best enjoyed with the Selina Surf Club. Soak in the sun by our outdoor pool, rest and re-energize in our garden, goof around in our game room, binge on artisan tacos, or swap travel tales in the bar. Whatever you’re doing at Selina Pedasi, you’ll be doing it in color, comfort, and style. Selina Pedasi mirrors the vibe of the town with warm, timeless architecture and an eco-friendly design. Stay in our dormitories, private rooms, or deluxe rooms.


There’s no shortage of things to do in Pedasi. Whether you’re looking for surfing, Pedasi whale watching, or wellness, Selina is the place to start. This destination features unbelievable fishing, some of the best surfing beaches in the world, and unbeatable eco-tourism. Take your trip offshore thirty minutes to the national wildlife refuge Isla Iguana. Snorkel in the island’s surrounding protected coral reef, or relax on two beautiful white-sand beaches. If you want a more active adventure, try your hand at deep sea fishing: Pedasi is one of the few places in the world where you can fish for both black marlin and yellowfin tuna in the same day. One of the biggest highlights of the area? Don’t miss the whale watching season (July – October), when humpback whales migrate from the north to the warm waters just off the coast of Panama. If you’re missing the migration, there’s another big event every March – Carnival! Panama’s Carnival is the second largest celebration after Brazil, and Selina Pedasi is perfectly located for visitors to make the most of this joyful festival. No matter when you visit, Selina Pedasi has tons going on. Come by to see what all the fuss is about!

Getting here

From the airport

From Panama City’s Tocumen Airport, you can take one of our Selina shuttles. If you’re flying into Chitre, you can either take a taxi ($45-50) or a Selina shuttle to Pedasi (starting from $12).

From another Selina

Take one of our Selina shuttles from Selina Bocas del Toro, Panama City or Playa Venao. Book a shuttle under the Explore tab.

By bus

Take a $10 bus from Panama City to Las Tablas from the Albrook bus terminal (schedules can be found online). The bus trip should take about 4.5 hours. In Las Tablas, catch a public minibus right to Pedasi.

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