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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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Everyone was up!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
jennifer i
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our children had a surfing class with them and they were amazing! The instructor was super kind and patient, the beach was nice, the weather clement and the waves just perfect for learners. We will go back for many more lessons for sure. On the top of it you can have a nice shower before heading home at their place.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

My first surf lesson was great. The surf instructor picked me up from the city where I was visiting for a short bit-it was very helpful! Throughout the lesson, I felt confident in the instruction and was easily able to convert into action. I learned a ton and had a great time, I would reccommend to anyone!

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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

wonderful place to surf with varying wave sizes taught by very friendly competent instructors . definitely worth the stop ! loved their compound complete with outside showers .

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

hello Leslie! Sorry for my late response and we all appreciate so much your opinion ! We hope see you again for more surfing ! Love & peace from panama More 

Panama City, Panama
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Panama Surf School is a friendly place to learn surf. They have great teachers and the area is ideal for beginners.

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

Hi Herbert ! Sorry for my late response but I want you know we really appreciate your opinion and share it with everybody, this help of course to be better ! See you next time! More 

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