Surf off Panama’s Azuero Peninsula
Azuero Peninsula is the beating heart of rural Panama, a hub of farming and ranching that has recently come into its own as the next big thing among surfers. With nearly 100 miles of wild and wind-swept beaches, it’s not hard to see why. A good place to begin your adventure is in the burgeoning surf town of Cambutal, which lies on the edge of Cerro Hoya National Park and draws an equal number of surfers (stay at La Finca) and yogis (stay at Sansara). Then, head an hour east to check out the waves in the more established resort town of Playa Venao, whose many lodgings lie along a crescent-shaped bay of charcoal-colored sands. February is at the heart of Panama’s dry season, which runs from December to March, making it the perfect time to visit.