Sunrise over the pristine beaches of Panama, the horizon paints a silhouette of the Pacific’s gentle waves, and I feel the salty breeze as I gear up for a day of wake surfing.
Gone from the city’s hum, I’ve found a paradise in Panama, merging the thrill of wake surfing in the vast Pacific with the opulence of an ultraluxe safari lodge set on a pacific archipelago.
The resort, nestled by the beach, offers stunning views and impeccable service. From plush beds to gourmet meals, relaxation is assured after an adrenaline-filled day on the water.
Wake surfing, where one rides the boat’s wake without bindings, is a dance of balance and thrill. The Pacific’s expanse offers varying wave dynamics, perfect for both beginners and seasoned surfers. My journey saw me conquering waves and occasionally getting humbled by them.
As days progressed, and with a bit more confidence, I sought larger wakes and greater speeds. There were moments of sheer exhilaration, countered by instances of humbling wipeouts. But that’s the beauty of it; with each fall, there was a new wave to ride.
But Panama isn’t just about the waves. Evenings in Casco Viejo come alive with vibrant markets, delectable local cuisine, and the pulsating energy of Panama City and culture of the people. The people who are native to the land are loving and very welcoming, this made my trip that much more enjoyable.
In essence, my trip to Panama was a delightful mix of adventure and luxury, etching memories I’ll cherish. If you seek a vacation that thrills yet pampers, Panama’s the place!