Video: Drive to Punta Burica

It used to be that the only way to get to Punta Burica was to drive most of the way along the beach at low tide. Punta Burica is as far south of Puerto Armuelles as you can go, all the way to the tip of the peninsula. The video gives a good overview of the beaches and some scenery along the way and finishes with the driver catching a few good waves off of Isla

Check out the sea turtles at the 1:40 minute mark!

There are several good surf spots in the area. A new road is currently under construction, which will make for an easy day trip or weekend to enjoy the natural beauty of Burica. Phase 1 from Puerto to Limones is scheduled for completion in February 2019, followed by Phase 2 going to the town of Bella Vista. Read about the New Road HERE.

Although this video was filmed in 2009, the scenery has not changed much due to the challenges getting out to Burica. With the new road access, don’t expect the area to remain unchanged for long!

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  1. Johnny

    Very cool! I wasn’t sure there were places to go surfing in Panama. I’ll definitely pay that island a visit.

    1. admin (Post author)

      There are at least 6 or 8 expats, and a few locals, that surf in Puerto regularly and Shawn is the owner of the Surf Camp at Punta Burica. Let me know when you get here and I’ll hook you up. Any of these surfers will be glad to show you the good spots!

      1. John Crenshaw

        Greetings. A group of us are heading back to Hooked on Panama fishing lodge (Limones) in January 2021 and 3 of us would love to get in a surf session one day (on Monday Jan 11)..

        We would need to rent long boards too. Any suggestions?

        1. admin (Post author)

          There is a surf camp at Punta Burica and I they give lessons as well as rent boards. Contact Shawn via WhatsApp at 506-8839-2997 to set up a day.


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