Sporting Events

Sports have always played a major role in Panama, which plays host to such events as the Central American Games in 2010.

Since 2010 we have also hosted the World Surfing Championship on several occasions, in addition to the Masters World Championships on Santa Catalina Beach. In 2012 and 2013 the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship took place on Venao and Santa Catalina beaches, where 300 of the best junior surfers from 35 countries gathered in Panama for the tenth year of what has become the most important event to indicate the future elite of surfing.

Iron Man 70.3 was held for the second consecutive year in 2013, bringing together more than 600 athletes of 35 nationalities, featuring 290 Panamanian competitors. The prize money of $75,000 dollars was divided among the first eight men and women to cross the finish line.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) put on their professional competition of Challenger Tour ATP Visit Panama with the participation of renowned tennis players such as the American Michael Russell, Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva, Canadian Peter Polanski, and Panamanians Walner Espinosa and Gilberto Gómez.

For the tenth consecutive year in 2013, the Panama Claro Championship golf tournament invited over 100 professional golfers from 15 countries, including Mexico and the United States.

Boxing also has an important place in Panama, the birthplace of the professional boxer Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran and 19 other world boxing champions. With fights organized nationwide, you might get the chance to see a championship boxing match during your visit to our country.