Surfer's Tropical Paradise at Isla Bastimentos


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Bocas del Toro is quietly becoming a priority destination for selective surfers and body boarders worldwide. Bocas del Toro surf breaks offer some of the best worldwide surf and has been highlighted in publications including Surfing Magazine, Storm riders, and Surfer Magazine.

The next best part is that this surfing paradise is still largely undiscovered and you'll have plenty of water to yourself.

The tropical environment makes Bocas del Toro comparable to Indonesia or Tahiti; you'll be surrounded by lush green primary forest with very clear blue water so you can often see the ocean floor beneath you as you cruise.

Bocas del Toro Surfing Season

The Bocas del Toro surf season generally starts around November and begins to calm around April, although the peak of summer in June and July can bring a mini-season which provides a great window to surf Panama's Caribbean.

Surfing Spots Nearest Red Frog Resort

There are great surf breaks on Isla Bastimentos that can be accessed from Red Frog Beach Resort. These and many other Bocas del Toro surf excursions can be arranged and accessed by boat by our on-site surf guide. Private Bocas del Toro Surf lessons are also available.

  • Playa Larga/Long Beach is situated in the Bastimentos Marine Park, and produces one of the most secluded and pristine waves in the entire Bocas del Toro region with challenging drops and hollow tubes. It's worth the venture even just for the views.

  • Cocos, a great spot for beginning surfers, offers long rides.

  • Silver Back is a fierce Bocas wave which can reach peak face heights of over 20 feet during Panama's winter months. In between Isla Bastimentos and Isla Carenero is the large wave break that will challenge most surfers.

  • Wizard Beach/First Beach offers another uncrowded surf towards a beach break on Isla Bastimentos.

  • Carenero gives surfers world-class 4-12+ ft. barrels over a reef that drops into a deep channel. As the island wave that put Bocas del Toro surfing on the map, this can get crowded under good water conditions.

  • Black Rock is around Isla Carenero from the namesake wave, but this is a great alternative for beginning and intermediate surfers.

  • Paunch Reef is one of the few with left and right breaking waves but be careful for the strong waves over the reef.

  • Outer Dumps attracts a lot of locals who make the most of a photogenic steep drop and strong sucking waves that expose the reef.

  • Inner Dumps can give a continuous barrel for 100 yards.

  • Bluff Beach is usually for experts only! The water comes from deep channels with powerful barrels that tend to eat boards. It's a great ride to a 3-mile long sandy beach for those who are prepared.

Bocas del Toro is truly a wave of paradise like none other that surfers everywhere will be thrilled to experience.


Call for details:

U.S. (970) 367-4811 or Panama (507) 836-5501
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