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Panama's serene beaches and lush rain forests are the perfect location for a family getaway, where kids get exercise, education and entertainment and parents actually get a chance to relax! You will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities that perfectly suit your image of an ideal holiday. Parents can enjoy some 'us' time during the parent-only yoga classes, private excursions, romantic dinner evenings, and long walks along the beach.
Accommodation at this beautiful waterfront hotel cannot be beat. Guests can enjoy the infinity pool and kid's pool and play gym, restaurant, bar, chill out areas and sun deck, while they gaze at the majestic Pacific Ocean and world-famous surf break "The Point".
Each room at Santa Catalina Retreat has been built using natural sustainable materials including stone, slate rock and tropical hardwood. Rooms feature memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets, AC, fan, safe, cable TV, mini-fridge, private hammock, outside table and seating area.
Ensuite bathroom includes hot water shower, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, beach/pool and bathroom towels. Suites also feature a small kitchen, dining table and stools, providing added convenience for families with young children.
Discover a family vacation unlike anything you've ever experienced. We welcome you and your little ones (and not so little ones) to spend five nights and six days at a beautiful eco-lodge in Santa Catalina, Panama where you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities that perfectly suit your image of an ideal holiday. Parents can enjoy some "us" time during parent-only yoga classes, private excursions, romantic dinner evenings and long walks along the beach.
Kids and teens will be engaged and entertained during our customized, educator developed STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) experiential learning programs, kids' yoga and the little ones' early childhood program. Together, the entire family will be able to surf, stand up paddle, practice yoga, explore, engage and relax with our range of family-friendly experiences brought to you by our team of experts. You will leave this retreat with a stronger bond between your family members. You will be relaxed, nourished, refreshed and invigorated.
Parents will have the chance to enjoy a romantic date night, including one-on-one time, a lovely dinner, and the opportunity to take a walk down the beach or a dip in the pool, while the children enjoy some music, games, and movies in the yoga shala.
Private childcare options are available for your infant but So Fresh Living are also always happy to accommodate your littlest family member by including them in the adult experiences. After all, this is a family experience and what suits your family, suits them.
Even the littlest guests deserve a unique, invigorating retreat experience too. So Fresh Living have an early childhood educator and assistant who will be facilitating games and outdoor experiences for your littlest family members. When the parents are participating in their own activities and romantic dinners, the little ones will be occupied, making new friends and memories.
Michael Spicer is the master of experiential learning. Children aged five - twelve years will have an amazing, explorative experience learning how science, technology, mathematics, and engineering can help them build and develop amazing things. The kid's program is specially designed to allow for the ultimate outdoor education experience where kids will use their imaginations and deepest passions to create things they have only dreamed of.
So Fresh Living encourage teenagers to participate in whatever suits them best. They acknowledge that some of the kids programs might not fit their interests just as the adult yoga class might not be their thing. In fact, some of the teens might prefer to lounge by the pool, check out their craft and jewellery-making supplies or ride bikes, rather than take part in any of the planned activities and if that is okay with you, it is okay with them.
A good movie and some popcorn can be a magical thing, especially when it is set in the rain forest in their very own yoga shala. Movie night is a chance to snuggle up with the family to enjoy a movie under the stars in their DIY (do-it-yourself) movie theatre.
The shade is often a welcome escape from the heat and sun. Even a short rain shower might be the signal you need to tuck away for a relaxing activity. Craft materials and beading supplies await both kids and adults whenever you happen to feel the need for a tranquil experience.
Additional tours, surf lessons, kayaking SUp, Massages and private yoga can all be arranged according to your preferences and schedule. Additional child care and infant care can also be arranged.
Guests will enjoy a boat trip to Santa Catalina island where the entire family can enjoy some fun on a white sand beach, snorkeling in turquoise waters, and a picnic under swaying palms.
This retreat will take place in Santa Catalina hotel, Panama. It is set in the perfect location to explore local wildlife, tropical islands, and coral reefs. You will have the opportunity to engage in family friendly activities as well as unique, age specific activities with plenty of time to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate in between.
"Pescao" restaurant offers an incredible view of the pool and ocean, providing an ideal location to enjoy every meal. The chef serves healthy, hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners with fresh local produce. The seafood is caught daily by local fishermen in our neighborhood and the flavors are unforgettable.
Stand-up paddling tours, hiking, horseback riding, and surfing can be arranged to enhance your experience further. Whether you’re learning to surf for the very first time, or starting to perfect that bottom turn, the beaches of Santa Catalina offer some of the best beach breaks in Central America for beginner and intermediate surfers.
The lessons are held at a quiet, super fun, and uncrowded beach break with a gentle sand bottom, breaking left and right, the location offers smaller, more gentle waves for little ones and beginners on the south side and more challenging waves on the north. It is the perfect beach break to begin surfing.
Skateboards, bicycles, stand up paddle boards, surf boards, kayaks, body boards, and snorkels can all be arranged from the retreat center.
Parents will each enjoy a complimentary 30-minute massage. Treatment options include a variety of massages, Reiki, and trigger point therapy. Sessions take place in the privacy of the yoga shala or on the waterfront deck. Additional treatments are available upon request fro and additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY).