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Bocas Surf School, established in 2006, is one of the first surf schools and the longest-running in Bocas del Toro. Bocas Surf School and Hostel provides surf lessons, surf gear rentals, surf guides, and surf vacations through its surf camp, just a...more
North Ave, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

I took 2 days to surf with Manuel and Manuela. I am an absolute beginner, and Manuel was a great coach from A to Z. The spots, the waves, were just great. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank redoxrxn
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Had my first surfing lesson ever with Manuel & Manuela. They are a wonderful couple and it was a pleasure to learn surfing from them. They thought me handy techniques and made surfing feel easy and fun. Will defenitely go back to catch more waves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I stayed at Bocas Surf School & Hostel for 4 nights to enjoy 3 days of surfing and get the best out of Bocas in my spare time. This place is amazing, I loved it so much! If you wanna chill, relax, go for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Verry friendly!! Good advice about the spots. Quality boards! Brought us with the boat, dropped my girlfriend off at the beach and we hitted the spot, they surfed along. One stayed in the boat and saw the swell coming and give us the sign. Verry...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Manuel and Manuela gave us such a wonderful experience. They are really professional and adjusted the level of difficulty to our abilities and expectations, being very observant. Some of us wanted to feel safe and some us wanted to stretch themselves to their limit. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PetraLaurell
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A buddy and me just left panama last night, the purpose of our trip there was to learn how to surf, we tried just going for it in santa catalina and did o.k. but when we went to bocas del toro and walked in to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank aquiscesink
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Booked a full lesson/session the first day and then a rent and ride the second day. Surfed Black Rock each time. Had a great two days. Very informative surf instructor Manuel kept us safe and taught us the break, the channels, how to read your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rich B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

After a slight change of plans, I found myself traveling alone to Bocas, it was low season, I had no board with me, there wasn't much swell and didn't have much of an idea where to go. I found Bocas Surf a short walk from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dara g
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I had a really awesome surfing lesson with Manuel and Manoella from Bocas Surf School. I tried surfing once before and was on the struggle board. Wasn’t eager to try again. Then I met Manoella and Manuel. Really vibed with their energy and gave it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Isaac Y. K
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I stayed in the hostel for over a week. I loved it there. The place is locatet directly on the water, it is super relaxed and the guys there are amazing. Especially the surf guide couple Manu & Manu. If you wanna take a surf...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ma S
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