Bocas del Toro consists of 9 main islands and thousands of islets, making this one of Panama's top eco-tourism destinations. Home to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, School for Field Studies, ITEC, a HOPE Hotspot, the natural ecosystem has always drawn people to this green, lush archipelago.
December through March is the time of the year with more consistent and solid swell. From June to August, swells are less consistent, but it's still possible to surf.
Our adventure is perfect for those keen to explore the Bocas del Toro surf breaks and interested in surfing spots with fewer crowds. If you want, we can help hire a local photographer so that you can keep these memories forever!
Our guided surfing tours are ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers looking to maximize wave counts and get local insider tips on the different Bocas del Toro surf spots. We will help you choose what’s best for your surf skills. Our guided surf tours take approximately 3 hrs and include pick up and drop off on Isla Colon in our customized 4x4 surf ride.
We have some of the highest quality surfboards for rental in Bocas del Toro. We are also the only mobile board hire in the Bocas islands. Some of the options available are: retro, hybrids, fun shapes, and high performance.
Getting your gear is easy - just send us a message. Choose your board, fins and will deliver and pick up the gear when you are done. Too Easy! You can also come out and visit our surf shack to see what we have available in person.
Culture & local Vibe
During the 90s, surfers started to visit Bocas. Before long, pros made Bocas del Toro an annual stop looking for world-class waves in a country with easy access from the US and Europe. Bocas is only a short 45-minute flight from Panama City and offers a wide variety of accommodation options, restaurants, incredible tours, and wild nightlife. The variety of surfing spots also makes Bocas a hotspot for not only pros but also beginners and intermediate surfers.
Isla Colon, Isla Carenero, and Isla Bastimentos are the three main islands that most surfers visit while in Bocas del Toro. Below we will explain a bit more about these islands.
Isla Colon: the main hub of Bocas del Toro
Home to the Bocas del Toro International Airport, Isla Colon is where most visitors stay or at least arrive when coming to Bocas del Toro. The main island of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, Isla Colon is where historic Bocas Town is located, the capital city of the province of Bocas del Toro. Once considered one of the most important cities in Panama, Bocas Town has a small island vibe charm with a few roads, hotels, restaurants, tour agencies, and shops.
Isla Colon is the only paved island and you will find taxis as well. Getting around is pretty easy - either by car or by bike. You can also zip around the island on a water taxi. Most of the hotels, restaurants, and nightlife are also here. The only ATMs on the island are here (only two).
Isla Carenero: Island vibes
Isla Carenero is the closest island to Bocas Town and the smallest of the 9 main islands. You could walk around Isla Carenero in about an hour. Isla Carenero has no roads, but it does have a beachside path that leads from the urbanized section where most of the homes are located.
Isla Batimento: A surfers paradise
Isla Bastimentos is one of the larger islands of Bocas del Toro and is home to the small town of Old Bank. Like Isla Carenero, Bastimentos also has no roads apart from some smaller ones on the private residence of Red Frog Beach Villas. This island is also home to the Bastimentos National Marine Park, Panama's first established marine park.
Accommodation can be arranged upon request.
We are a family manifesting our dreams and helping the world evolve through wellness while sharing our passion for surfing, food, and nature. For our family, it’s all about the lifestyle and sharing the stoke and beauty of this place we call home- Bocas del Toro.
With all the culture, nature, and world-class surfing surrounding our home, we feel we can show you what this amazing place has to offer through the surf.
Our ultimate goal in life is pretty big so we are taking it to step by step and in this early stage, we are focused on our board rental service, surf guiding, and our delicious homemade treats (Bocas Lick It)... with a lot more to come in a near future.
By choosing to rent your surfboards with us or by choosing to go on epic surf adventures with us you are supporting a small locally run family business.