Playa Venao


With a reputation as a “heaven on earth,” Playa Venao has transformed from a wild beach town to a go-to destination. Stretches of white sand, candy colored houses, and a surfer-bohemian vibe make Playa Venao the perfect setting for seekers of tranquility and bliss. Here, like all of our locations, we go out of our way to help you experience all the awesome activities Venao has to offer. Whether you want to zip-line through the jungle or explore the hidden islands of Pedasí, we’ve got you covered.
  • Playground: Restaurant-Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WIFI
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Surf Club
  • Yoga deck & lessons
  • Tours & transportation
  • Parties & social events


Selina Venao is perfectly positioned to capitalize on one of the best surfing spots in the world. Here, happiness comes in waves. Stay in our dormitories, standard, private, or deluxe rooms.


Come for the outdoor pool and water sports galore at this jaw-dropping setting. Need a break from the water? Zip-line through the jungle or explore the hidden white-sand islands of Isla Iguana nearby.

Getting here

From the airport

If you’re flying into Panama City’s Tocumen Airport, ask about our direct Selina shuttle to Venao. If you’re flying into Chitre, you can either take a taxi ($45-50) or a public minibus to Playa Venao.

From another Selina

Take one of our Selina shuttles from Selina Bocas del Toro, Panama City or Pedasi. 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, either catch the 1:30PM bus to Playa Venao or take a taxi for $35-40. Alternately, catch a bus to Pedasi and take advantage of Selina Pedasi’s daily shuttles to Playa Venao ($5 for guests, $8 for non-guests).

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