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Escuela del Mar Surf School

Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 6785-7984
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Rented out dented boards

They rented me a board with a crack in it and made me pay for it upon return. It was very obvious... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
via mobile
Frustrating experience

We we're rented 2 boards, one with a dent. We we're assured all was fine but, when returning the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben C
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“escuela del mar” (23 reviews)
“surf school” (19 reviews)
Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 6785-7984
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They rented me a board with a crack in it and made me pay for it upon return. It was very obvious that it was an old dent. The guy there was very mean to me, speaking Spanish to the other girl, telling her what...More

Thank angbon17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We we're rented 2 boards, one with a dent. We we're assured all was fine but, when returning the board they made us pay for the dent that was there in the first place. The rental was already expensive, 20$ per board per day, and...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We've lived a fantastic experience in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Jose and Lea are top teachers and they help you all time. You'll want more sure!

Thank Georgina_bc
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had never surfed before and both of us stood up in the first class! perfect waves to start surfing. Lea and Jose were amazing teachers! it was a great experience.

Thank Julia26
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I've previously taken surfing lessons, but I'm definitely still a beginner. Johnny and Jose were our instructors. Both teachers were kind and very nice. We received a very, very basic land-based fundamentals lesson and then headed to the water. They stayed with us the entire...More

Thank Happy T
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Jony, Lea and Josesito were great instructors. For new and experienced surfers, this is the place to go.

Thank CatherineAimeeRoy
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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

1  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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
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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