Most people arrive at Eco Venao by car or bus (although a young Frenchman did recently arrive here on foot – he was walking around the world).

By Car

The journey by car is approximately 4 – 5 hours from Panama City.

Coming from the Pan-American Highway, from either direction, take the turnoff at Divisa in the direction of Chitre (south). It’s not extremely well marked, so look out for the overpass spanning the highway — that’s the road to Venao! Continue on the main highway through the towns of Chitre, Las Tablas and Pedasí. It’s about 30 minutes between each. Continue straight down the main road of Pedasí and continue until you see signs for Playa Venao. Eco Venao is about 1 kilometer past the main entrance to the beach (there’s a pink bus stop next to the entrance). You’ll see the Eco Venao sign and gate on your right.

Click here to download and print out a detailed copy of the driving “Directions” all the way from the international airport.

By Bus

Buses from Panama City to Las Tablas and/or Chitré depart regularly from the Albrook Bus Terminal (tel: 303-3030) throughout the day. From Las Tablas there is one direct bus to Eco Venao which leaves around 1pm (see Local Bus Timetable below). This bus leaves from the main square in Las Tablas. There are many other buses in that travel between Las Tablas and Pedasí each with their own stop. Asking a local is the best advice we can give you.

There are three daily buses from Pedasí to Eco Venao (except Sundays). The Local Bus Timetable below illustrates the regular local bus service. The local buses often leave both early and late so it is advisable to arrive at the stop in good time and have alternative plan (see By Taxi section below).

Local Bus Timetable
Las Tablas
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Pedasí
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Eco Venao
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Cañas
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Cañas
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Eco Venao
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Pedasí
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Las Tablas
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- - - - 07:00 07:15 08:00 09:00
13:00 14:00 15:00 15:30 - -
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- 07:00 08:00 08:15 09:00 09:15 10:15 -
- 12:00 13:30 13:45 15:00 15:15 16:15 -
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By Taxi

It is usually easy to find a taxi from Pedasí, Las Tablas or Chitre directly to Eco Venao. A fare from Pedasí to Eco Venao will cost approximately $20 and a fare from Las Tablas to Eco Venao will cost approximately $30-$35. We can help arrange a taxi service from Panama City upon request.

By Air

Flights to Pedasi Airport are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Check on: https://www.airpanama.com