|Category:||Agua y Nadaderos|
|Distance:||367 km from Panama|
|Latitude:||7° 37' 45.53''|
|Longtitude:||81° 15' 20.29''|
Description of tourist attraction
According to the Spanish Royal Academy the world "estero" signify: flat swamp land, impassable, usually filled with water from rain or close river or lake, with a lot of in aquatic plants. For surfers means more than all the good waves and a meeting point with other surfers from all over the world. Playa El Estero is located at the eastern end of Santa Catalina town at the end of dirt road.
This is the right beach, where beginners can practice on smaller, yet consistent waves and a sand beach, lessons and board rental are available from a local surf camp. But also offers powerful hollows for experienced surfers that break both left and right. The bottom is rocky and the volcanic rock can be tough on feet, heads and boards! The waves roll in year round and typically range 4 to 15 feet, with the largest between February and August when faces can push 20 to 25 feet.
The breakers are both left and right and the bottom is rocky. Usually the waves oscillate within 4 to 15 feet, larger waves can be found between February and August, when waves can pass from 20 to 25 feet.
The beach is quite flat and is about 1.5 kilometers long and its width is determined by the level of the tides. On the one side is limited by a river and the other side by a rocky reef. Right on the beach there is a camp that offers lodging in small cabins and also has a restaurant and camping area. From El Estero Beach you can walk to the Santa Catalina, the walk takes about 20 minutes.