NEW: Bambuda Santa Catalina is now open to reservations. Discover the Panamanian Pacific side with us!

Bambuda Santa Catalina

Welcome to Bambuda Santa Catalina, your haven nestled along the stunning Pacific coast of Panama! Embark on an unforgettable adventure in one of the most captivating destinations in the region.

Our boutique oceanfront hotel invites you to experience a perfect blend of serenity and excitement. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventures, Bambuda Santa Catalina offers an unparalleled setting to unwind and reconnect with nature. Marvel at the breathtaking ocean views while relishing delectable meals and refreshing beverages at our welcoming on-site restaurant and bar. And don’t miss the spectacular sunsets that paint the sky from our expansive deck.

Conveniently located, Bambuda Santa Catalina serves as your gateway to exploring the wonders of this coastal paradise. Whether it’s surfing the waves, diving into the vibrant marine life, or discovering the natural beauty of Coiba National Park, our hotel offers the perfect starting point for your Santa Catalina escapades.

Frente al Mar

Wellness

Piscina

WiFi

Restaurante y bar

Pet Friendly

Parking Lot

Lounge & Cowork

Categoria de Cuartos

Food & Drinks

Whether you’re a meat lover or you follow a plant-based lifestyle, our menu has something to please every palate. With affordable prices and a variety of snacks that are perfect for sharing, it’s a culinary journey you won’t want to miss. So, take a dip, sip a cocktail, and savor the flavors that will make your poolside experience unforgettable. 

LEGENDARY FAMILY DINNERS

If you haven’t heard, we are famous for our legendary family dinners! Every night, we get together to connect with other travelers and share stories. While enjoying dinner we chat, drink, and laugh. After dinner we usually play trivia or any other activity planned by our awesome volunteers!

You won’t want to miss out on this if you’re staying at Bambuda Lodge. And if you are traveling by yourself, this will be the perfect opportunity to meet other people. Looking forward to seeing you here!

*The Family Dinner menu changes every night, check the board at our location and make sure to sign up before 5:30 pm!

HOW TO GET to Santa Catalina

FASTEST:  Shuttle – 6 hours

Feel free to contact us for a hassle-free experience. Our staff will handle the shuttle booking for you. Cost $60.

MÁS BARATO:

Take a bus departing from Albrook bus station to Soná (4 hrs), then take another bus from Soná to Santa Catalina (2 hrs).

Schedule from Panama City to Soná:

5:50 am, 8:20 am, 10:20 am, 12:45 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:20 pm and 5:45 pm

Schedule from Soná to Santa Catalina:

5:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (every day but Sunday), 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (every day but Sunday) and 4:30 p.m.

You can only buy a ticket in person at the Albrook bus terminal.

TIP: Bring warm clothes — the bus can be very cold.

FASTEST:  Shuttle – 5 hours

Feel free to contact us for a hassle-free experience. Our staff will handle the shuttle booking for you. Cost $35.

MÁS BARATO:

Take a public bus or taxi from Boquete to the bus terminal in David towards Santiago (2.5 hrs), then take a bus from Santiago to Soná, and then from Soná to Santa Catalina (2 hrs).

Schedule from David to Santiago:

6:15 am, 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Schedule from Santiago to Soná:

Every 30 min until 6 pm

Schedule from Soná to Santa Catalina:

5:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (every day but Sunday), 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (every day but Sunday) and 4:30 p.m.

FASTEST:  Shuttle – 7.5 hours

Feel free to contact us for a hassle-free experience. Our staff will handle the boat and shuttle booking for you. Cost $70.

MÁS BARATO: Take a water taxi to Almirante (around 40 minutes), then take a shuttle from Almirante to David, in the bus terminal get a bus to Santiago (2.5 hrs), then take a bus from Santiago to Soná, and then from Soná to Santa Catalina (2 hrs).

Schedule from David to Santiago:

6:15 am, 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Schedule from Santiago to Soná:

Every 30 min until 6 pm

Schedule from Soná to Santa Catalina:

5:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (every day but Sunday), 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (every day but Sunday) and 4:30 p.m.

FASTEST:  Shuttle – 5 hours

Feel free to contact us for a hassle-free experience. Our staff will handle the boat and shuttle booking for you. Cost $45.

MÁS BARATO: Take a bus from Playa Venao to Panama City. In Panama City, take a bus departing from Albrook bus station to Soná (4 hrs), then take another bus from Soná to Santa Catalina (2 hrs).

Schedule from Panama City to Soná:

5:50 am, 8:20 am, 10:20 am, 12:45 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:20 pm and 5:45 pm

Schedule from Soná to Santa Catalina:

5:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (every day but Sunday), 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (every day but Sunday) and 4:30 p.m.

You can only buy a ticket in person at the Albrook bus terminal.

TIP: Bring warm clothes — the bus can be very cold.