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Bocas del Toro

Panama Private Tours takes you to Bocas Del Toro located on the NW corner of the Republic of Panama. At only 40kms from Costa Rica and a 1 hour charter flight from Panama City, Bocas is relatively close. This archipelago has a great variety of world class surfing. Most of the waves are left sided surf breaks with the exception of Bluff Beach that breaks in both directions, as well as other secret spots. The variety of waves range from long peelers, hollow short rides, heavy beach breaks to big wave surfing at "Silver Backs" that can get up to 20+ foot faces. This town is the most successful tourist spot in the Republic of Panama; you can find beach front restaurants, bars, hotels, bicycle/motorcycle rentals and other activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and surfing at this tropical paradise.

Accommodations are available depending on your choice (economy, standard or luxury).

Surf Spots


Panama Private Tours takes you to Paunch. Paunch is definitely a regional classic, don't miss out! This wave is a long pealing left or right on a not too shallow reef. When swells are over 6ft, this wave tends to just break towards the left with fast tubes. Its usual size is between 4 to 8 feet.

Inner Dumpers

Panama Private Tours takes you to Inner Dumpers. Inner Dumpers is a 1-2 minute drive from Paunch. This is a fast left, breaking on a coral reef. When swells are above 5ft or on strong period swells, this wave tends to have a good tube, don't miss out! Its usual size is between 4 to 8 feet.

Outer Dumpers

Panama Private Tours takes you to Outer Dumpers. Outer Dumpers is the outer reef of Inner Dumpers. This break is a very hollow and heavy left that breaks on shallow reef. Most of the times it throws a tube and occasionally spits. Its usual size is between 4-10 feet depending on swell. It is recommended for intermediate to experienced surfers.

The Curve

Panama Private Tours takes you to the Curve. The Curve is a 2 minute ride from Inner and Outer Dumpers. This is a short left or right peak breaking on shallow reef. It is great for getting short heavy tubes.


Panama Private Tours takes you to Bluff beach. Bluff beach is 45 minute walking distance from the town of Isla Colon (Bocas del Toro) or a 15 minute comfortable ride by car. This wave is a world class beach break with left or right heavy peaks. It is loved by body boarders and the more fearless surfers!


Panama Private Tours takes you to Carenero. Carenero is a small island that's a minute boat ride from Isla Colon (Main Island). This spot is a world class left, breaking on reef. You can surf the outer reef if you are looking for some power or the inner section if you are looking for a fast long ride. The usual size for this wave is in between 4 to 10 foot faces. It is also a regional classic so you can expect some crowd but the wave is long and consistent enough to provide great waves for all, don't miss out!

Silver Backs

Panama Private Tours takes you to Silver Backs. Silver Backs is located in between Bastimentos Island and Carenero Island at a 5-10min boat ride from Isla Colon. This is a left or right "A frame" peak. It is not very frequented by surfers, only those with the guts to drop it! Its usual size is in between 10-20 foot faces.


Panama Private Tours takes you to Bastimentos Island. Bastimentos Island is at a 10 minute boat ride from Isla Colon. This island has plenty of waves, beach breaks and point breaks. The most famous spot at this island is "First Beach" which is a crystal clear water sand bar with left and right fast peaks. It is also know for its famous "noni" plantations and its care taker "Polo", who is very well know for cooking lobster and other great dishes to tourists.

Secret Spots

Panama Private Tours takes you to "Secret Spots" at Bocas del Toro. To be able to access this break you must contact us to arrange the trip since it is only accessible by boat. We provide our services on a 35ft Catamaran. Don't miss out and come see the how wonderful this spot is!

Other Activities

At Bocas del Toro you will also have the option of doing other activities beside surfing such as fishing, diving, snorkeling, catamaran or Eco tours. Contact us for proper arrangements.

Bocas del Toro Super Economy - 7 Nights & 8 Days

Our Package Includes
  • Private transportation from Panama City National Airport (Domestic Flights) to Bocas del Toro.
  • Air fare tickets to Bocas del Toro.
  • Hotel Accomodations in Panama City if you arrive late.
  • Lodging at Bocas del Toro (beach front, fan room).
  • Air fare tickets from Bocas del Toro to Panama City.
  • Private transportation from National Airport to International Airport or Hotel in Panama City.
1 Person USD 425.00 Book Me
Prices are per person. Two Persons minimum.
Our Package Includes
  • Private transportation from International Airport to Panama City. Hotel accommodations in Panama City if you arrive late (economy, standard, luxury).
  • Air fare tickets to Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro.
  • Air fare tickets to Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, to Panama City.
  • Boat rides to surf spots (2 round-trips per day).
  • Private tour guide (bilingual experienced surfer).
  • Lodging at the tour location (economy, standard or luxury).
  • Access to the World Class Surf spots mentioned for the Atlantic North-West.
  • Hotel accommodations in Panama City if you leave early (economy, standard, luxury).
  • Private transportation to the International Airport from Panama City on your last day.
  • Food or soft drinks are not included.
All our packages are personal and flexible. Fees may vary depending on the amount of people, days and accommodations you choose. Other activities such as fishing, diving and Eco tours can be arranged once we receive your order.

5 Days Economy Accommodations at Atlatic North-West

Our economy accomodations are for the more rugged adventurer who feels comfortable with the very basic accomodations located along the main road in Bocas Del Toro. Rooms have the basics; beds, shower, fan and bathrooms. This hotel has a great view of the ocean and main street with all the bars and action that takes place in the area.

5 Days Standard Accommodations at Atlatic North-West

Accommodation is held at a "Boatel". This is a structure on top of the water with a deck on the back to pick up a water taxi ride to any island. Rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom and can accommodate up to 4 surfers.

5 Days Luxury Accommodations at Atlatic North-West

Our luxury accommodations can be held in different areas of Bocas del Toro.

Our first option is another structure on the water. This hotel contains clean, luxurious rooms with air conditioning, hot water, private bathrooms and cable TV. You can enjoy your evenings at the back of the hotel on the wooden deck with maybe a bottle of wine to see the sun set..

Our second option is a hotel in Isla Carenero. This hotel is owned by two very friendly brothers who love surfing as much as you do. They will make sure you are comfortable in this nice wooden hotel. Rooms have a/c, private bathrooms, hot water and can accommodate up to 3 people. This hotel also includes continental breakfast and Internet access. We recommend it to clients that want to spend a more private, relaxed trip. One of the reasons why this place is laid back is because Carenero is not as developed as Isla Colon, and is still just a minute boat ride away. Take note that once it is passed 11pm there will be no boats to take you back or forth between Isla Carenero and Isla Colon..

Our third option is located on the main street of Isla Colon. This is a 4 star hotel with a full service and restaurant. Rooms have a/c, private bathrooms and can accommodate up to 3 people. It is not beach front but it provides more services than any other hotel in that area.


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