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Bocas Surf School & Hostel

North Ave, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
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Panama Dive School - Outstanding customer service!

This review is specifically for the Panama Dive School which is on the same property as the Surf... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
Vernon, Canada
Best hostel in Bocas

In comparison to the big hostels you'll easily run into, Bocas Surf School fits probably 12 people... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2017
Andrew T
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Bocas Surf School, established in 2006, is one of the first surf schools and the longest-running in Bocas del Toro. Bocas Surf School and Hostel provides surf lessons, surf gear rentals, surf guides, and surf vacations through its surf camp, just a short walk from the center of Bocas Town.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“private room” (6 reviews)
“big kitchen” (2 reviews)
“spent nights” (2 reviews)
North Ave, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

This review is specifically for the Panama Dive School which is on the same property as the Surf school - not sure if they're affiliated but they don't have their own listing in here and I see them mentioned a few times in other reviews....More

Thank Sn0wflake1992
Reviewed March 6, 2017

In comparison to the big hostels you'll easily run into, Bocas Surf School fits probably 12 people max, has two shared bathrooms, a wonderful back deck (with hammocks and a table for some group dinners), and a large kitchen/living room area. This is the perfect...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed January 15, 2017

I wish someone had warned us to watch out for surf instructors who are only teaching for the money and would much rather be surfing on their own. We ended up with a couple of those before we found Bocas Surf School. I had never...More

Thank Mendelara
Reviewed January 5, 2017

I stayed here with my grown daughter in the private room. The hostel is next door to Mama Llenas. It is a different feel- it is small and homey. I would check out Mama Llenas to see which you prefer. I liked it better here....More

1  Thank Carol W
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I planned on styaing at BSS&H for two weeks, ended up staying for three and could hardly get myself to leave. Being situated right on the water, this hostel's deck with its hammocks is the perfect spot for going for a swim right after getting...More

Thank Thorben H
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Tony and his well qualified crew have been great. From the first hour I arrived at Bocas town they have made me feel welcome and appreciated. Though a big storm made visibility limited the dive sites were still incredibly beautiful and loads fun. Dive right...More

Thank murfdoggg
Reviewed August 27, 2016

You couldn't find a more experienced yet laid back, cool team to dive with. With 17 years of diving and teaching behind him, Tony set up this school just 5 days before we visited Bocas - his customised boat, wetsuits and kit was all brand...More

Thank natasha1545
Reviewed August 27, 2016

The Bocas surf school has only opened this month (August) but it felt like it has been open for years. the teachers were very experienced,fun, always have snacks and i don't think my 3 days could have gone faster! I'm only ten and have only...More

Thank eveseery
Reviewed August 10, 2016

after coming from isla bastimentos we decided to go to bocas town for another night. we booked this hotel and we did not regret it. very friendly people, and very laid back vibe. everything was very clean and the area was great! we would definitely...More

Thank EliseCamilla
Reviewed July 19, 2016

After we had one of the worst experience in other hostel, we stop by here for one night, the place is clean, chill and quiet with amazing view...close walking distance to the town...easy to jump into the water and sunbathing in the deck...highly recommed this...More

Thank cocolondon2016
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