Panama is the perfect paradise for surfers. The country has a mix of popular beaches for more novice surfers, and less touched ones for the experienced pro. There are a good amount of beaches in the Panama City area. Panama City is not the only place to surf if you’re visiting the country, but it features good options including Playa Las Bovedas, Playa Malibu, Playa Serena, Playa Teta, Rinconsito, Playa El Palmar and Hawaiisito. Some of the best breaks are in the Bocas del Toro islands in the Northeast of the country. Red Frog Beach is near the town of Bastimientos and it is also a great place to snorkel. Other popular breaks in that area include Dumpers, Punch, Playa Bluff, Carenero and Silverbacks. Playa Bluff is close to the beach and better for bodysurfers. Carenero and Silverbacks are reef breaks and are ideal for more experienced riders.
The Los Santos, Chiriqui and Veraguas provinces are also known for some great spots that are less surfed. My recommendation is to rent a boat and have the captain take you to some great breaks. No matter where you go, whether it’s Isla Coiba, the Pearl Islands, Bocas del Toro, there’s surely an amazing spot for you to ride some waves in this country.