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Address: Calle 4ta Sur | EL Palmar, San Carlos 1017, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 6673-0820
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Panama Surf School is the only formal surfing school close to panama city,...

Panama Surf School is the only formal surfing school close to panama city, with classes everyday and bilingual instructor (english and spanish).The school is located on the beach of el palmar great place for learning with waves all year long!!

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El palmar Rent broads - Defiantly recommend this place

We just had 5 days in El palmar Rent broads for 4 days and 1 private lessons. The guide Recardo was very helpful with great English. Every one are some nice and just wanted to... read more

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just had 5 days in El palmar Rent broads for 4 days and 1 private lessons. The guide Recardo was very helpful with great English. Every one are some nice and just wanted to help, suggested on the perfect spots and the perfect time, Defiantly recommend and we come back in our next time in El palmar.

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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing time with panama surf school today. We had private lessons for our 6 and 7 year old children and us. Jose and Jose were incredible. The whole family loved it. Our little girl was initially shy but it didn't take long for her to warm up to the Joses. Both kids were up standing within a few waves... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Was in Panama City and wanted to get out and surf. Surfline said flat, called up and spoke with Alejandra (sp?) and she said there was good surf in a few hours. Hired a car from Panama City and went out. Sure enough, nice waves, friendly staff and neighbors/ friends. Would definitely recommend.

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Panama City, Panama
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

My brother and I took our 7-year-olds for two days of 1 hour semi-private instruction. Both were beginners and both had an absolutely outstanding time. Our instructor, Jose, was not just patient, he was infectiously enthusiastic and was genuinely excited when the kids caught a good wave. The second day, we brought a GoPro and he offered to take video... More 

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panamasurf3675, Propietario at Panama Surf School, responded to this review

Hi ! I am so glad for your comments , and yes our group of instructors is amazing , I am so proud of them. Thank you for visiting Panama Surf School and taking the time to make this comment . Hope you visit us again in the short future More 

Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great surf school. We have all taken many lessons in the past in Australia. We had some success. But here....the waves are perfect for novice surfers! Everyone was up, over and over again, actually riding waves! Our instructors, Alex and Ricardo were wonderful. They speak some English, and are excited to learn more and are very polite... More 

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panamasurf3675, Director General at Panama Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you Jennifer ! We love to have you and your family here. Happy new Year More 

mattapoisett, ma
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect beach for beginners. Definitely go early in the day for best conditions. Javier was an amazing instructor with great techniques and tons of patience. The owner flor was very helpful and gave us lots of advice on places to go in the area. The best advice was to visit Malibu beach. Javier also sells his paintings... More 

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panamasurf3675, Director General at Panama Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and hope see you again in Panama Surf School! We appreciate your comments . More 

Vienna, Austria
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We booked a surf tour with Flor. This was definitely the highlight of our Panama trip. The trip was extremely well organised, the surf spots well selected according to our abilities and the service well beyond standard. Flor and her team are the sweetest and most caring people ever.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place was recommended to me by folks who live in the area. They said this was the best place to go to learn surfing. We were staying down the road at Casas Blancas, a wonderful private villa, which was our little piece of paradise. Anyway, the school was a short drive from us, but we still managed to get... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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83 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It was the second time that we took surf classes, this time at El Palmar beach, about 85km from Panama City. I had booked the class a couple of days ahead with Alejandra who was very helpful with explanations and updates. The surf school is a small place in walking distance to a very quiet beach with soft waves that... More 

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panamasurf3675, Propietario at Panama Surf School, responded to this review

hi Susanne ! Thank you for your opinion it is very important for us ! and here we are , any time you want to be in the water just contact us ! This is our life and we share with all of you !!! More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Panama Surf School is excellent! My wife and I travelled to Panama recently and I have been a surfer for years and wanted to surf in Panama. I contacted Flor at Panama Surf School and she was great! I arranged for my wife and I to be picked right up at our hotel and even though my wife didn't plan... More 

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panamasurf3675, Propietario at Panama Surf School, responded to this review

hi Chris ! So good to know about you, yes it was a great day I enjoyed so much be your guide tour, we shared knowledge that afternoon in the driving from el Valle, was so good. Thank you so much for visiting us and for take the time to share your opinion about us. Hope see you again ! More 

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