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Escuela del Mar Surf School

Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 6785-7984
Review Highlights
Excellent Surf School and Rentals

I really had a good experience with EDM in Bocas. My friend was learning to surf and I just rented... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steven M
Best surfing ever!

Muchisimas gracias a Tomas y Johnny for making my surf experience the best one! I liked the way of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sonriendo T
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Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 6785-7984
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really had a good experience with EDM in Bocas. My friend was learning to surf and I just rented a standup board and paddle... it went so well, we kept going back day after day. The instructors were great and the standup equipment was...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Muchisimas gracias a Tomas y Johnny for making my surf experience the best one! I liked the way of teaching and I had a lot of fun in the water! Thanks you so much guys. You made my end of the trip the best one!...More

Thank Sonriendo T
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I took a surf class with William, and he is a great, patient teacher that helped me to improve my technique!

Thank Bianca C
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I stayed in Bocas del Toro for around two weeks and Escuela del Mar (EDM) was one of the first places I visited. I had some surfing experience before, but I could never really put it all together. With the teaching that EDM provided, I...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I took three surf classes with Tommy (I don't know if that is the good way to write it :)) and it was awesome ! We had great time, the sea is warm, nobody in the water and good teaching for beginners :) If you...More

Thank cverpillot
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I was fortunate to be connected with William Villareal, one of the surf instructors during recreational time in Costa Rica. It was my third attempt at surfing and although I'm athletic, I lacked confidence in my ability to stand up that day. On the third...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was one of the best surf schools I've used. While I did not participate in lessons, Lea (& team) were incredible taking me out on tours to various surf breaks and being honest with me when there were no waves to be found. Pricing...More

Thank mkrblack
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

12 and 17 enjoyed an afternoon of surfing with Lea (from Mar del Plata- Argentina) , Jose and Jamie Janes. Kids had a blast, learned & had fun. It was easy to booked thru the company Panama Vacations and easy to get there (by water...More

Thank thealex1
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

William and Jose were so fabulous! Made us as ready as possible to get in the water, gave good safety instructions and did their best to get me up on a wave. Wish I was here longer to go again!

Thank Tashiegurl
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I've had a couple of lessons on and off before and decided to book with these guys while I was visiting Bocas. So glad I did! Had the best time on Carenero and William's the best surf instructor I've had. Go out there with him...More

Thank May L
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Aloha! Do you rent boards to travelers who aren't students? If not can you recommend somewhere? I typically ride either a 6ft fish or 8'9" longboard. Would love it if you rented out fiberglass boards. My husband also would like to bodyboard, so please also advise if you rent those (and fins) too. Thank you!!!
20 September 2016|
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