Santa Catalina is an off the beaten track beach town on the Pacific coast of Panama. We didn’t actually make it into the town itself but stayed 10km outside at the Hibiscus Garden guest house. It wasn’t the most stunning beach we’ve seen (we aren’t fans of black sand) but it was deserted, blissfully quiet and stretched on for miles. Best of all we rented horses without a guide for just $15 for three hours and I got to realise my dream of riding on the beach. Galloping through the waves was exhilarating and we took a break for a swim in the sea.
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