Surfing / Watersports

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Buccaneer Resort in Bocas del Toro
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We welcome surfers and visitors to Bocas on a surf vacation! Buccaneer Resort is a brief 15-minute walk from one of the most popular surf breaks in Bocas, located on the northern tip of Isla Carenero.

Learn to surf quickly with Luis Bertone, our dedicated and experienced instructor.  Luis, who hails from Argentina, has been surfing for 25 years and teaching surfing for 10 years. He is bilingual and fluent in Spanish and English.

Luis uses easy to follow teaching techniques to help you learn the most physically demanding part of surfing, paddling.

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Lessons are family oriented, for students 4 years of age and up. If you have a friend or family member that is interested in learning to surf, you may watch right from the comfort of our restaurant dining room, or we have other fun activities for parents or people not surfing: Kayaking, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

Luis also teaches his students about safety while in the ocean and proper surfing etiquette, as well as about weather and wave conditions, and the necessity of showing respect for the beach, water and environment.

Luis provides excellent boards and equipment for all surfers at all skill levels.

Please inquire at our restaurant BIBI’S ON THE BEACH about ESCUELA DEL MAR SURF SCHOOL and for rental of all watersports equipment.

Be sure to have your picture taken with our new surf cam!!

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Have the ultimate island experience—learn to surf in Bocas del Toro!


(includes board and transportation to wave)
3 hour lesson $ 45
3 lesson course $ 110
Surfboards: $ 15-$20 per day according to size and shape

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Body board: $5 half day, $10 whole day
Snorkel gear: $4 whole day
Single Kayak: $5 per hour, $10 for 4 hours, $15 whole day
Double Kayak: $7 per hour, $15 for 4 hours, $20 whole day
Paddle boat: $5 per hour, $10 for 4Hs, $15 whole day

Escuela del Mar Surf School:

Buccaneer Resort
Isla Carenero, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Office: 507-757-9042
Restaurant: 507-757-9137