5+ nights
Private & shared rooms

A hidden gem in the heart of the jungle

"We're surrounded by beautiful views, the soothing sounds of the river that can be seen right from our tipis, steps away from Playa Venao and its world-class waves."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

Playa Venao is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The waves at the beach break both left and right. The best surf conditions are around mid-tide when the tide is falling. Playa Venao is a famous wave that can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

The lodge

Selina River Venao is an oasis of tranquil living. A hidden gem in the heart of the jungle, our destination is surrounded by beautiful views of the jungle and the soothing sounds of the river - you can see it running right in front of our tipis!

Playa Venao and the Pacific Ocean all year round. Despite the off-the-grid feel, we are located just steps from the main highway, making it easy to drive to nearby points of interest like Cambutal and Pedasí.

Hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a vegan restaurant serving freshly prepared dishes, a movie theater, a wellness area and a library. Plus, if you're looking for a place to work remotely, we've got you covered! Selina River Venao is home to the largest coworking space in town, with high-speed wifi, meeting rooms, shared desks, and plenty of natural light.

Wake up to the howls of monkeys before embodying the spirit of the river as you flow into a locally inspired wellness session. Grab a green smoothie at our on-site restaurant, check off your to-do list at our coworking space, or grab a board and ride the waves until sunset – the choice is yours!


Get off the grid and stay connected! Work from the beach, the jungle, or the mountains, thanks to our off-grid coworking spaces. Selina's wifi service offers the highest bandwidth and speed in the area; however, due to local infrastructure and weather conditions beyond our control, guests may experience temporary interruptions.

Getting there
The closest airport is the Pedasí airport, just an hour away by taxi or shuttle bus.
The closest airport is the Pedasí airport, just an hour away by taxi or shuttle bus.

Selina Panama

Leading trips since 2014
Sinara Abrego
Sinara Abrego

Selina provides guests with beautiful places to stay, travel, and work abroad indefinitely. Plus, we use our in-depth local knowledge to create thousands of authentic activities and experiences in over 60 destinations worldwide.

From the heart of urban cities to the depth of the Amazon Jungle, we put our heart, soul, and wanderlust into providing travelers, break-takers, and staycation forever with a new and exciting way to explore the world.

Selina is building one of the biggest hospitality brands in the world with one of the fastest converting models globally. Combining superior accommodation design with coworking, leisure spaces, wellness and local experiences, Selina is made for today's nomadic traveler, providing its guests with a global infrastructure to travel and work internationally.

Selina impact

Join us to participate in the social, environmental and economic needs of the communities where we are located. From English classes to health and beach cleaning workshops, we are proud to promote cultural impact programs on our properties.

Languages: English, Spanish
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What's included?
Accommodation, daily breakfast, surf lessons, and mentioned activities and meals.
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfers, and non-mentioned activities and meals.
When is the best time to travel to Panama?
The best time to visit Panama is between January and April, during the country's dry season. However, even during the so-called "rainy season", Panama remains a great option for travelers looking to e... read more
Do I need a visa to travel to Panama?
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa or special permission to enter the country. Make sure you know the requirements before you book a flight, and contact your local authorities if you'r... read more
When's check-in and check-out?
Check-in starts at 3:00 PM. Check-out is at 11:00 AM the day of departure.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.