4) Eco Venao
This eco-friendly lodge in Playa Venao, Panama is a surfer’s paradise with lots of other alternative activities. Budget travelers craving some sun, sand, and tranquility will love this location. On the beautiful Playa Venao, the Azuero Peninsula hills set a gorgeous background for the piece of paradise set on the 140-hectares reforestation project. The beach receives a consistent swell, perfect for beginners or advanced surfers. Eco Venao offers surf retreats as well as half-day lessons and coaching. Eco Venao also offers daily yoga classes or multiple day yoga retreats for those in need of serenity. The best part of Eco Venao is its big range of lodging options. Guests can camp for as little as $6/night or stay in beach front cabanas for $40/person. Book a 7-day yoga retreat for roughly $1,000 and receive 7 nights’ accommodation, two daily yoga classes, all meals, meditation sessions, and waterfall excursions.