2022 Highlights and Updates for Beach Break and Playa Venao
As we begin to look forward to 2023, we wanted to pause and look back on some of the great highlights for both Beach Break and the Playa Venao community in 2022.
Playa Venao continues to grow at a rapid rate, as both a world-class surf destination and, more recently, a growing investment opportunity.
Meanwhile, at Beach Break we are continually looking for ways to evolve and improve our offerings– whether it’s our surf camp, accommodations, fitness and jiu jitsu training, or simply the great hospitality and impeccable vibes we are proud to provide.
Here are some of the highlights and updates for both Playa Venao and Beach Break in 2022.
New Luxury Surf House Rental!
In 2022, we opened our luxury surf house rental Casa del Mar! This beautiful 2-bedroom oceanfront apartment is located steps from Playa Venao’s iconic beach break, and is available to rent for a week, month, or however long you may like.
Casa del Mar offers:
- A sophisticated “coastal chic” vibe and design
- Private patio overlooking Playa Venao
- Full kitchen complete with cookware and appliances
- Two bedrooms– one king bed, and one queen
- Reliable WIFI connection and space to work
New Grocery Store in Playa Venao!
Gone are the days of having to drive into Pedasi for basic goods and groceries. In 2022, a new modern grocery store Super Venao was finished and is open for business!
Super Venao offers groceries such as produce, grains, beans, meats, snacks, beer, and wine. You can also pick up beach and travel essentials like sunblock, personal items, OTC medicines, travel gear, and other basic goods.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Retreats
In 2022, Beach Break hosted retreats led by 5 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions!
Amal Easton, Emily Kwok, Hannette Staack, Gezary Matuda, and Roberto "Gordo" Lima brought students of all levels to Playa Venao for a week of training, surfing, relaxing, and connecting with each other and new friends from around the world.
Beach Break looks forward to hosting more retreats in 2023, from yoga and BJJ retreats to various organizations, groups, and teams looking to connect, surf, and have fun in beautiful Playa Venao. Keep an eye on our Group Retreats page for upcoming retreats, and contact us to organize a retreat of your own!
New Surf Camp Headquarters Location!
In 2022, we moved our Surf Camp headquarters from the hotel to the Playa Venao beachfront, closer than ever to the waves. While the surf camp is still an easy couple of footsteps from our rooms, fitness center, and restaurant, it now occupies a prime position in front of the waves.
Supporting Students through Surfing
Through our partnership with Waved, a Panamanian non profit focusing on outreach and education through surf, we helped their scholarship students with training that won them medals in a national competition. We look forward to doing more nonprofit and social impact work in 2023!
Surf Survival and Apnea Training
Another exciting and innovative retreat hosted at Beach Break in 2022 was Surf Survival and Apnea Training, hosted by Hawaii Eco Diver’s Ricardo Taveria. Apnea training refers to a type of breath-hold-training for freediving that, as you can imagine, can also be life-saving for surfers.
Come Visit Us in 2023!
While Playa Venao and Beach Break have evolved in 2022, both still offer the impeccable vibes, world-class waves, beautiful surroundings, and friendly, diverse community that Venao residents and visitors know and love.
We invite you to come experience the energy of Playa Venao yourself in 2023, whether you decide to join us at our surf camp for all levels, our luxurious private surf house rental, or our growing range of group retreats. Of course, you can always contact us directly to arrange your ideal surf vacation in 2023.