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Panama Surf

surf in paradise

Selva Terra has it’s own private surf beach break, just a 5 minute paddle away. Beat the crowds and famous surf spots and come surf with us in tropical paradise, without having to wait at the line up! 

The best season for Panama surf (Pacific coast) is between the months of April to August due to consistent swells from the southwest. Our beach break is perfect for beginners to intermediate surfers and offers all-year round good surfing for beginners.

We also operate surf trips to the famous Isla Silva and La Barqueta which are under 45 minutes by boat from our resort.

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Adventure Equipment


Complementary SUP’s and kayaks are located on our East Beach, so you can discover the magical feeling of floating around the Island in a safe and easy way and even explore the surrounding mangroves.

Also available subject to weather and swell conditions: Wakeboarding, Kite Surfing, Skurfing, Water skiing, Knee boarding, Subwing

Underwater Tours


Selva Terra is equipped with it’s own dive centre and offers diving courses that provide the most complete and comprehensive training possible. 

During your stay you can visit the best Panama dive and snorkel locations, while on a single day in the Chiriqui Marine National Park, you can see one of the largest coral reefs in the Pacific, as well as multiple fish species, turtles, manta ray, dolphin, numerous species of sharks, and more exotic marine mammals. 

Private Charters


Escape on a sport fishing trip to the Islands off Panama and experience one of the world’s most prolific Big Game Fishing grounds. 

The Gulf of Chiriquí is a treasure of Panama with Big Game Fishing at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and Isla Landrones.


Here’s your chance to get up close to the majestic giants of the sea! Selva Terra offers a 95% success rate to see a whale between July 15 -October 1. 

As one of the few locations in the world where both northern and southern hemisphere Humpback Whales migrate, the amount of whale activity in the region is astounding. They travel to Panama in search of warm breeding waters so their calves can survive. The gulf is also protected by Coiba Island’s marine protection area, so the whales have come to learn that it’s a safe area to birth and raise their young calves. This not only makes for the best whale watching in Panama, it also makes for one of the top locations for whale watching on the Pacific Coast of both North and South America.

Watch these almighty hulks breach from the water as they teach their calves to swim before continuing with their migration. Whales aren’t the only thing we spot—pods of friendly and inquisitive dolphins will occasionally come frolic and play near the boat. 


As the sky streaks orange, head out on a private sunset cruise and soak up the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. A relaxing, romantic and memorable way to welcome the evening.


Embark on a short 20 minute journey of discovery across the waters of the Gulf of Chiriquí towards the unspoiled Isla Gamez or Bolaños where the cool shade of swaying palms fan over white sandy beaches. These beaches are great for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing.