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Bocas Stoked Monkeys

Accommodation
Private accommodations
Duration
Flexible
Nearest major airport
Bocas Del Toro International Airport (BOC)

World-class waves & wildlife

"An archipelago dotted with many islands, where you can find even more surf breaks. Come discover the wilderness of Bocas Del Toro and see why pros have made this destination an annual stop. Let this adventure be a way of manifesting your passion for surfing, food and the outdoors."

The surf

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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.

The adventure

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.

Surfboard rentals

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.

Getting there
Air Panama is the only airline that flies to Bocas del Toro. They have roughly four flights a day on average. Flights are fro... read more
Air Panama is the only airline that flies to Bocas del Toro. They have roughly four flights a day on average. Flights are from the PAC airport, Albrook in Panama City. If you arrive in Panama via Tocumen International Airport (PTY), you need to leave... read more

Bocas Stoked Monkeys

Leading trips since 2018
Juan David
Owner, father & surf guide
Juan David

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 9 hours

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From $250 / day
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out

Questions?

What's included?
Surf guiding and transportation to surf breaks.
What's not included?
Flights, accommodation, meals and other activities.
How to get to Bocas del Tora by bus from Panama City?
Buses from Panama City leave in the evening between 7 pm and 8 pm from the Albrook bus terminal, and the trip takes about 10 hours to Almirante. From there, you will have to take a water taxi to the m... read more
How to get to Bocas del Tora by plane from Costa Rica?
Aerobell offers flights from San José, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, though the flights are less frequent than from Panama City.
How to get to Bocas del Tora by bus from Costa Rica?
In San José, Costa Rica you can take a bus from San José to Sixaola from the Coca Cola bus station, get your passport stamped in Sixaola at the border, cross the bridge on foot to the Panamanian side... read more
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.