Mono Loco Surf School in Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 13, 2012 12:15 PM Last Post By: eastcoast2
Nov 8, 2012 12:31 PM
Mono Loco Surf School in Bocas Del Toro, PanamaI'm going to be teaching at the Mono Loco Surf School in Bocas Del Toro in January. I've looked up some hotels in the area and they seem pretty pricey... What hostels in the area are legit? I don't mind roughing it to an extent (a hammock would be enough for me). But safety is an issue, since I'm a 5'1" female.
Also, are there better places to surf in Panama than Bocas Del Toro? Any surf info would be greatly appreciated. And any information on how to live as cheaply as possible while I'm there for the month.
Lastly, looking at the map it seems difficult to get to the area...what is the best way to get to Bocas? I can't seem to find any flights that go directly there.
Edited by: flowerkid
Nov 8, 2012 1:07 PM
1January in Bocas is the place to be for Panama surfing.
Many hostels don't accept reservations, and those that do, will charge you a premium for it. So if you're on a budget, you should just look around and see what is available. Hostels will be full since it's surfing season... close to new year it might be impossible to get a bed if you just walk in though...
Here's detailed info about how to get to Bocas: http://www.hablayapanama.com/faqs/how-to-get-to-bocas-del-toro/
Currently booking a ticket with Air Panama is quite difficult since they are changing their website... in a couple of weeks they should have it sorted out (theoretically).
Nov 8, 2012 3:21 PM
2I have been reading comments like that about the Air Panama website for several months. If you keep saying it, one day it will be true !
Nov 9, 2012 6:15 AM
Nov 10, 2012 9:10 PM
4I stayed at hotel Angela nothing great and can't remember what the price was but think its fairly affordable! Bocas is unreal and one of my top destinations hope you have a fantastic time probably wasn't a lot of help tho!
Nov 13, 2012 12:15 PM
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