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No place like Machete

I’ve been coming every year for the past 3 years during the first three months of the year. The... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Ivan M
Panama City, Panama
via mobile
Laid back, friendly, sunny, windy,...

Want to get started with kitesurf? Start here and come back, come back, and come back once again... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Laurent V
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Machete Kites is a world class kiteboarding school shop and club.18 years of experience, 10 international top IKO certified instructors and top kiteboarding gear will make your learning process safe, fun and fast. Our spot is windy almost every day...more
Ulitima Calle A La Izquierda | Last Street To The Left, Punta Chame 1011, Panama
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming every year for the past 3 years during the first three months of the year. The Machete Family is always there to make you feel wellcomed and taken care off. Great vibe, great food, greatest people.

Thank Ivan M
Itzick L, General Manager at Machete Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Always welcome :) good winds

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Want to get started with kitesurf? Start here and come back, come back, and come back once again! Itzick and his international crew (many languages spoken) will make you feel welcome in this unique, remote location. Good lodging nearby!

Thank Laurent V
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Machete kites is an awesome place for lessons or picking up gear to ride not the beautifully did, shallow, and long beach on the sound side of the Punta chame peninsula. Fabulous pros, great gear, and friendly kite culture people. Put me up in a...More

Thank mdieker
Itzick L, Owner at Machete Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Nice , cool and chill kiter... hope to see you here again soon.... Good winds for you Itzick

Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderfull week here by Itzick's place, Machete kitesurf School ! Highly recommand it to all kiters coming to Panama. Will be back ! See you there !

Thank Didier P
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I have been to dozens of kite centers around the world and this one is just unique ! Strong winds, brand new equipment and friendly spirit made my stay exceptionnal. Itzick, the owner, and his team, are on hand to make you progress whatever your...More

Thank Didier P
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Nice spot, nice people, good drinks at the bar, toilet, wash area for kites, gras for starting and landing, kiteshop all what you need. Best kite station in Punta chame. The owner is very helpful and friendly.

Thank Christoph B
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I never practiced kitesurfing before and I actually have difficulties to communicate with new people... From the first day in Machete school I felt in love with the people who are working there. They are all really very very friendly and open, they let you...More

Thank Elena F
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The staff and the owner of the school are exceptional. I have been in different schools in different cities such as Destin, Fl, Panama City, Fl and Punta Cana DR and this has been the best school. This is the oldest school in Panama and...More

Thank Armandocastillojr
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Been to many kite board locations Machete Kites is by far the Best. Not just because is was windy 24/7. You can tell the owner Itzick Lalo has made and continues to try make Machete kites a place that caters to every kiter's needs. He...More

1  Thank treborniv
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I've seen quite a few kite stations around the world, but Machete Kites is among the best: The station is well organised including a grass area for preparing the kite, a compressor, enough place to chill as well as a bar. All the equipment was...More

1  Thank patrickmollet
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