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Escuela del Mar Surf School

Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
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Amazing Time Surfing!

The school was Amazing! Lesson for 2 and then out to the waves. The instructor (José) was great;he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mel G
via mobile
Had a great time!!!

I was in Bocas last month and decided it was time to try surfing. it was always something I wanted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandrayoung994
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Tampa, Florida
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Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The school was Amazing! Lesson for 2 and then out to the waves. The instructor (José) was great;he helped us by telling us which waves to catch, gave us a little push and told us when to stand up. This was really helpful as we...More

Thank Mel G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Bocas last month and decided it was time to try surfing. it was always something I wanted to do so I stopped by the Escuela del Mar shop in town and signed up for a lesson. The school is located on Isla...More

Thank sandrayoung994
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I rented a board from them in Bocas Town and was totally happy with it. Jeremy helped me choosing the right board and gave me some advise on surf spots in the area. Would def. come back.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I rented a board from Jeremy who was running the shop for the day. He was excellent! He gave me great tips on the best surf spots and even kept my stuff (phone, keys, wallet) in the shop for the day. I would recommend this...More

Thank Jed R
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

My husband, 18 and 10 year old sons, and I all took surf lessons with EDM (Johnny and (I believe) Jose. We did a lot of fun, adventurous things on this trip, but my boys said this afternoon was their favorite. Neither had ever surfed...More

Thank comoreau5
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I strongly recommend not to take surf lessons at escuela del mar. The Argentinian teacher, named Johnny, ignored us (me and other 2 friends) the entire lesson. We payed for a class that was supposed to be for 3 hours (and quite expensive) and got...More

Thank MatildeJC
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome from Jeremy, smiling team, friendly and available teachers. This was an amazing experience in a perfect spot. (We come back tomorrow 😉!)

Thank MarieCarolineMiko
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I took some surf lessons in costa rica where they push you in the white wash and you jump up. Its good to learn but gets boring quock. I was skeptical of doing another lesson because I thought it would be like that but it...More

Thank mccaigchris
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I came to Bocas del Toro and none of my boards made it from Panama City. I was in Bocas, no boards and wanted to surf with my friends who's boards somehow arrived. I did a quick search and found these guys along with a...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Learned how to surf in a couple of hours. What more can you ask for! Lea was a great teacher and took some cool shots and videos of us. Definitely a must if you come to Bocas.

Thank BC_Pirate
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JohnAinSoCal
4 March 2018|
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Response from luisbertone | Property representative |
Hi, We do lessons for kids, we do have availability in April. Lessons go for $45 for one lesson or $110 for a 3 lesson package. For more questions and faster comunication you can whatsapp us at 507 67857984 Gracias.
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MygleFotos
20 September 2016|
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Response from luisbertone | Property representative |
Hola!! Yes we do. We have plenty of fiberglass boards in good conditions. From 5'5 to 9+. Body boards, boadyboarding fins and plenty more gear for rent (kayaks, sup, snorkel gear etc.) For any further questions you can... More
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