Temps de surfer !

surfer walking in the forest
big wave surfing

La saison du surf

dans Bocas est mi novembre jusqu’en avril. La saison des pluies en juillet et août peut apporter quelques grandes vagues trop et peut également fournir une houle courte mais intense. La météo sur Bocas est imprévisible. Les tempêtes sont monnaie courante, comme l’est la couverture nuageuse dense, mais aussi les coups de soleil et beau temps calme.

Tout comme la météo, le surf est aussi imprévisible... comme la houle venir soudainement sans beaucoup d’avertissement et descendre tout aussi soudainement. Le surf peut aussi bien être 1 pi ou 10 pi. À la différence du Pacifique où l'on a affaire avec sol houles générées par l’océan lointain tempêtes dans le Pacifique, surf prévision n’est pas aussi précis et fiables à l’intérieur de la Caraïbe, la houle peut arriver relativement vite et de façon inattendue. Afin de maximiser vos chances de frapper quelques bonnes vagues, prévoyez de rester au moins 10 jours. Il y a tellement de choses à faire, vous vous amuserez n’importe quoi ! Caribbean charts provide a 120 hour simulation which provide short term swell forecast models.


Dumpers – A reef bottom left hander. Steep drops and super powerful with a tube you could fit a dune buggy in. There is an inside break that is a longer ride, but not as tubular and it only breaks when Dumpers is about 7 to 8 feet. You can normally surf here alone with your buddies. Bring your surf booties because the reef here is pretty gnarly for getting in and out of the water. Dumpers is a 10-minute walk from Tesoro Escondido.

Punch – A reef bottom right and left break. It can get really good here, and you can get slotted in the tube on certain sections or hit the lip or do roundhouse cutbacks or airs. We have surfed it as big as 12 feet. This wave holds size well. The bigger the more perfect with an incredible tube section. Punch is located about 20 minutes away, on foot, from Tesoro Escondido.

Bluff – A sand bottom beach break, breaking very close to the beach. This place is normally surfed by bodyboarders. The wave is super powerful and pitches some of the most amazing spitting tubes you will ever see. It has been compared to Hossegor in France. This wave snaps lots of boards. It normally gets about 2 feet bigger than Dumpers and Punch. It is the furthermost break on the main island of Bocas, but only a 5-minute walk from Tesoro Escondido.

Plongée en apnée dans les eaux bleues

Découvrir la vie sous la mer

On a calm day, the crystalline waters at or around Tesoro Escondido, make it a perfect snorkel spot. Snorkel equipment is available for rent.


You will be able to see turtle and a lot of different fish hiding in the rocks around the beach. Be ready to have some fun and to explore a totally new world.

Observation des oiseaux autour de Bocas et Bluff

More than 900 recorded bird species

122 occur only as long-distance migrants. We are still learning about the birds around the archipelago and are happy to share them with you as we continue to explore and discover new species who either live or migrate here.

Among the residents here are the Red-Lored Amazon whos noisy and religious flights every day to their feeding grounds always give us a reason to smile. There are also regular sightings of Blue-headed parrots, Olive-throated parakeets and an occasional Keel-billed Toucan.

Also among the regulars here are the spectacular Montezuma Oropendola, the Golden-hooded tanager and the Lineated Woodpecker.

Of course, we love to see the snowy egrets every day whose perfectly white images seem almost magical as they fly together to feeding grounds each day and home again each evening.

And, who can miss the beautiful groups of Brown Pelicans flying in with perfect precision, their graceful synchronized flights taking them scaling just inches above the waves. Living near the sea allows us to see the great Osprey and Ringed and Green Kingfishers diving and fishing every day.

The most common Hummingbird where we live is the Black-throated Mango who raises their babies very close to our windows. One of our favorite birds is the Brown Booby, found on Swan Cay. We caught them nesting and raising their babies in mid March.

Also on Swan Cay, you can enjoy the Red-billed Tropicbird with its graceful long central tail feathers often extending 1-2 feet in length. These Tropicbirds are not reported anywhere else on the Caribbean coast.

Yoga retreat with professional


yoga certifiés, pilates et autres instructeurs de rejuvenetation sont encouragés à considérer Tesoro Escondido pour leurs prochaines retraites de yoga.



Enliven your spirit with playful, energetic yoga practice, and nourish your body with healing organic food prepared daily just for you during on or two-week retreats of sustainable island living perched atop secluded beaches on Panama’s gorgeous Bocas del Toro Island.

Yoga retreats will transform your practice by providing alignment tools to guide you towards your optimal physical potential and lighten your soul through uplifting themes that will inspire you to participate fully in the freedom and abundance alive in every moment.

All levels encouraged, as classes will be open and engaging to all.


8am: 1 hour “sunrise” practice followed by 20-minute meditation/pranayama

9:30am: Breakfast

11am: optional pilates class

1pm: Lunch

4pm: 2-hour strong “warrior” practice

7pm: Dinner

9pm: Meditation/closing circle

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