Nueva Gorgona Beach

Following the Pan-American Highway and after passing the well-known hill called Cerro Campana, you will be en route to this beautiful beach with large waves. The national decree passed in 2014 makes it now part of Panama's tenth province named West Panama.

After driving for 80 kilometers from the capital, you will reach a small town in an enjoyable natural setting where you can restock on provisions. Continue another 5.7 kilometers from the entrance to the beach huts. Gorgona has several lodging facilities, from just a place to keep your things for the day to a beachfront hotel.

This destination has two beaches to visit: Gorgona and Malibú.


Nueva Gorgona Beach is located just an hour west of the Province of Panama.

How to get there:

  • Car: At mile marker 80km on the Pan-American Highway, you will come to the town of Nueva Gorgona on your right hand side. Drive another 5.7 km towards the beach huts and hostels. The beach is just 300 meters from these accommodations on an easily walkable asphalt and stone path.

  • Bus: From the Albrook Bus Terminal, you can take any of the following bus routes that will drop you off at the main entrance to Nueva Gorgona Beach.

  • Routes: Panama City - Penonomé, Panama City - Los Santos, Panama City - Herrera, Panama City - San Carlos. Once you arrive, smaller local busses or a taxi will take you to the hostel of your choice.

What to bring:

  • Camping tent
  • Swimsuit
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Surfboard
  • Swim floats for kids
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses


  • Surfing
  • Nature hikes 

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