The beach is located in the district of Sona, Veraguas province, about 110 kilometers from Santiago de Veraguas. Santa Catalina is known for being one of the best beaches for surfing in Central America.
Santa Catalina is one of the main departure points for the islands of Coiba Cébaco and there are private boats that offer the service of tours of the area. A surfing school is serving tourists, they can learn to ride the waves in one of the best beaches in the country.
If you want to dive in Coiba Island in the village also it is the Scuba Coiba Center. Coiba National Park is one of the best diving sites in the world. Around the village are several unspoiled beaches, offering excellent opportunities for swimming and snorkeling.