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6 Days Guanico Panama Surf Camp

  • El Ranchito Surfcamp, Calle a Ave Maria, Playa Guanico Abajo, Tonosi, Los Santos, Panama

Venturesome Surf Camp Panama

Do you want to learn how to rock the wave? Either you are an absolute beginner or just want to improve your surfing skills, take part in this venturesome 4-day surf camp in Panama. El Ranchito Surfcamp happily tailors surfing lessons to your personal needs and desires. For all the nature lovers, the tropical garden surrounded by palm trees and the sounds of the jungle in the accommodation will provide you the whole nature-living experience. Book now and make your stay remarkable!

Highlights

  • Daily surfing lessons
  • Complimentary surfboard rental
  • Certified professional surfing instructor
  • Transfer from the bus station in Tonosi
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 days with instruction
  • French, English
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During this surf camp, you can choose either to be accommodated in a private single or double occupancy room at El Ranchito Surfcamp. The hostel is situated in a green and shady tropical garden surrounded by many trees and sounds of nature that are sure to make your stay unique and remarkable.

In the middle of the garden, there is a big ranch, typical of the Panamanian lifestyle, which houses a tall open kitchen and huge hangout area for the guests. For the peaceful souls, the hanging-out area with hammock and shady spots in the garden provide you the full program of relaxation.

During this surf camp, there will be daily private surfing lessons that run for an hour and a half. Throughout the week, certified professional surf instructor will help you to focus on the essentials of surfing, starting with the basics of catching a wave by yourself. Moreover, the instructor will support you through your fundamental of surfing including safety, surf etiquette, proper paddling techniques, and green wave-catching techniques.

With your additional dedication and practice, you can become a pro in no time. It is very important for the El Ranchito Surfcamp's team that you are satisfied with the results of your surfing lessons and receive the proper instructions as well as a professional guidance.

That's why El Ranchito Surfcamp tries to keep the training size to a small group of 6 participants maximum so that more time and effort is dedicated to each guest according to his or her needs in surfing. The surfboard rental for the whole week is included in the package so all you'll need to bring is your enthusiasm to surf.

  • Laurent Dutruilh

    Laurent, also known as Lorenzo, is the owner and surf instructor of El Ranchito Surfcamp. Because he was born in the famous surf town of Biarritz in France, waves and surfing have become one of his priorities. Therefore, he turned his hobby into a career. Every summer, he goes back to France to work professionally as a surf instructor. Due to his eleven long years of experience in surf coaching, he knows all the essentials required for successful surf lessons.

This retreat will take place on Playa Guanico Beach, Panama. Guanico is a piece of gem that is still undiscovered in Panama. The place stretches over 20 kilometers with nothing but nature and is situated between the tourism areas of Playa Cambutal and Playa Venao.

In addition, Playa Guanico Abajo has main and right point breaks that are suitable for all levels and becomes the perfect spot for tourists who are seeking for a remote place to relax.

Especially for surfers, the beach's empty line-up and uncrowded waves make a perfect surf spot and experience. There is no any danger of heavily current and no rocks in sight. Throughout the year, the waves have a consistency of 95% and the best waves from medium to high tide.

Nearby places

  • Guanico Beach - 4 minutes by car
  • Playa Cambutal - 30 minutes by car

During this surf camp, you will get daily breakfast. Vegetarian and vegan food are also available at El Ranchito Surfcamp. Please notify El Ranchito Surfcamp and they would be happy to prepare the meals according to your needs. Meanwhile, on the beach, there is one local restaurant that serves several seafood dishes. For more variety of restaurants, you have to go to Cambutal or Venao.

  • Fishing trips
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Trip to Cambutal
  • Trip to the lagoon
  • Trip to Venao
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Certified professional surfing instructor
  • Complimentary surfboard rental
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily private surfing lessons
  • Transfer from the bus station in Tonosi to the accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International airfare

Driving directions from Panama City

  • Cross the Puente de las Americas bridge and stay on the Inter-American Highway until the town of Divisa that will approximately take a 3-hour drive.
  • Turn off from the Inter-American Highway in Divisa.
  • Find the exit ramp which is on the right entering Route 2 (or Calle 2) via Dr. Belisario Porras.
  • Stay on Route 2 and pass Chitre for 48 kilometers until Las Tablas (Chitre is the cheapest place for gassing up).
  • Enter Las Tablas which is 37 kilometers from Chitre.
  • Continue on the main road until the stop sign. On the right side, there is a town square called Parque Belisario Porras and a church.
  • Go straight on the small street and be careful not to turn left to stay on the main road.
  • Turn on the second left and then turn on the immediate next right.
  • Drive on the road to Valle Rico heading to Tonosi which will be about an hour drive taking you into the mountains.
  • Arrive on the T-section.
  • Turn right heading to the town of Tonosi.
  • See the Banco National on the left side when you arrive on another T-section and turn right.
  • Stay on this road and go straight.
  • See a blue bus top on the left side in around 15 minutes.
  • Turn left heading to Guanico.
  • Pass the town of Ave Maria.
  • See the sign of El Ranchito Surfcamp after five minutes.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

Arrival by bus

El Ranchito Surfcamp will transfer you from the bus station to the surf camp and the pick up is included in the price.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.