If you're looking to get the most of Bocas while surfing the sickest surf breaks, I highly recommend Island Path, hands down! As soon as we got off our water taxi, Stan came to pick us up and took care of us, giving us the ins and outs of Bocas and all of Panama. The Island Path lodge was built by Stan and one of the coolest lodges there, a spacious airconditioned room surrounded by the jungle yet only 2 1/2 miles away from Bocas Town. It's the perfect location to be, away from the craziness of the town while in the remoteness of the jungle. His place is about a mile from the mother of all trees, which you must check out, a huge tree that looks something straight out of Avatar!! And accommodations come with fresh, delicious breakfast made by Kristi, Stan's wife. Both are amazing people and will take care of you from day 1.
And if you're looking to surf or fish.. wow, I can go on and on about how awesome the excursions were and you will not be disappointed. He gives you an all day personalized boat tour, showing you around the island and boating to all the major breaks for your specific level. I went with a friend who was a beginner, while I was an intermediate surfer and he catered to both our needs, finding a surf-able spot for both of us.. or one can provide beach relaxation and snorkeling, while you catch your multiple waves. You will have a awesome time! Favorite spot was Tiger Tails and Playa Larga, both reef breaks and super fun... at Playa Larga, I almost caught my first barrel! Super hollow, thick and swell consistency on point! And the best part about it was that we were the only ones there!
Stan not only provides you with the best surf tour but provides you with a lot of detailed information that you won't find anywhere, not in a guidebook, but all from personal experience and world wide traveling wisdom. Stan rocks and will take care of you from day 1. I highly recommend Island Path. Surfffffff Bocassss!!!!
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