The Retreat

Experience the unique beauty and freedom that Bocas del Toro has to provide with a 5 Days, 5 Islands, ALL INCLUDED "Bocas Jiu-Jitsu Caribbean Retreat" and learn self defense as well from our paradise in the caribbean! Our friendly international staff will make sure you enjoy the vibe and the accommodations which include: spacious dorms, cozy private rooms, Healthy Nutrition, breakfast, lunch snacks, Restaurant Dinners, free Wi-fi, ocean swimming pools, Island hopping, Snorkeling, surf lessons, yoga lessons, water swings, tanning and lounge areas and much....

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Retreat Overview

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General Overview

Experience the beauty that Bocas del Toro has to offer with a 5 DAYS, 5 ISLANDS, ALL INCLUDED "Bocas Jiu-Jitsu Caribbean Retreat" and learn self defense as well from our paradise in the caribbean!

Our friendly international staff will make sure you enjoy the vibe and the accommodations which include: Spacious Dorms, Cozy Private Rooms, Healthy Nutrition, free Wi-fi, Ocean swimming pools, Island Hoping, Snorkeling, Surf & Yoga Lessons, Water Swings, Tanning and Lounge Areas and Much More..

You will have the opportunity to see so much from bocas, enjoy the exotic food, you will travel among 5 islands which each of those have most of the beautiful beaches in the world!, and at the same time you will meet a lot of new friends, the local business, network with business owners, entrepreneurs, web developers, athelets, chefs, other retreat companions, ONGs, etc.

everyone can come to the retreat

Who can Attend

"Bocas Jij-jitsu" is designed for everyone, from all ages and level of experience from white to black belts, boys and girls too since we try to encourge women self defense too, also the retreat is not only for Jiu-jitsu students but for everyone who would like to come and visit bocas and learn a new aspect of the islands since we will be offering nutrition lessons with local ingridients, tours between islands and spectacular hikes with paradisiatic beaches and nature.

everyone can come to the retreat

5 Days, 5 Islands

The retreat starts every wednesdays with a Open Mat while we wait from everyone to arrive following by an introduction dinner, The next day will start with a healthy snack, stretching and jiu-jitsu warmup session following by a healthy breakfast, that same morning we will be heading to one of the islands for another jiu-jitsu and stretching lesson and enjoy a nice lunch and after we will tour to another island to a paradisiatic beach to enjoy ,surf lession options, snorkeling, paddeling and more.

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Activities schedule

Wednesday Welcoming 12:00 to 6:00PM
Introduction Dinner (Colon) 7:00PM
Thursday Morning Session & breakfast 8:00 AM
First Island Session (Carenero) 11:00 AM
First Day Dinner 6:30PM
Friday Morning Session & breakfast & Open Mat 8:00AM
Bocas del Toro Big Tour! 10:30AM
Bocas del Toro Big Tour! 10:30PM
Saturday Detox Morning Session & breakfast 8:45AM
Detox & Stretching Session (Red Frog) 11:45AM
Open Mat 4:00PM
Dinner & Town Walk Tour 7:00PM
Sunday Morning Session & Lessons Review 8:00AM
Sunday Goodbye 11:00AM


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Jiu-jitsu &
Self Defense

Our main activity will be the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. You will be able to practice, drill new techniques and fight with new partners. We want you to come so we can learn Jiu-Jitsu together!

Sports & Activities

  • Surf
  • Yoga
  • Bikes
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • paddle Surf

This is the place to enjoy the amazing beaches, surfing spots and several other sports activities

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Bocas Tours & Discovery

  • Zapatilla Island Adventure
  • Pajaro Island Tour
  • Red Frog Beach
  • Bluff Beach
  • Starfish Beach
  • Bastimentos tour
  • Blue Coconut
  • Aqua lounge
  • Island Crawling

Nutrition & Wellness

You will learn about nutrition & wellness and why it matters to you.

We will help you gain new knowledge and skills for a healthier lifestyle and we will teach you what we know about improving health through physical activity, exercise and nutrition for recovery.

Organic Food
Organic Food

Bonding & Networking

Having the opportunity to create a strong bond of trust and make many friends is one of the biggest advantages of Jiu-Jitsu. You will learn to appreciate other individuals, but also to work as a team.

You will also meet a lot of people within the Jiu-Jitsu world. We will always be there to support and encourage you and you will speak Spanish before you know.

How to get to Bocas del Toro, Panamá

First you need to get to the Republic of Panamá or Costa Rica, from there you will have two options.

Direct Flights to Panamá

Flights from Europe

  • Madrid
  • Amsterdam
  • Paris
  • Flights from U.S.A. and Canada

  • Miami
  • New York City
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington
  • Toronto
  • Chicago
  • Montreal
  • Boston
  • Las Vegas
  • Dallas
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Colorado
  • Flights From Asia

  • Tokyo - Japan.
  • China - March 2018
  • By Airplane

    "Air Panama" will take you from Panama City (Albrook airport) and "Nature Air" from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Bocas del Toro by Plan, we suggest to book on their website for availability and prices.

    By Bus

    The easiest way is from the "Terminal de Buses" in Albrook with a direct bus ticket, is a $30 (8hours) ticket approx, once you get to Almirante you will need to take a 20mins taxi boat that will take you to the main island where we will be expecting for you.

    There are also Buses that leave from David, Chiriqui, to the bus stop in Almirante to take the taxi boats

    From Costa Rica is also possible to arrive by Bus, the best way is to take a direct shuttle with full transportation to Bocas del Toro, or you can do it yourself by traveling to the border in Sixaola and then to almirante.

    Make Sure you are coming to Isla Colon (Colon is the name of the island)


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    We will make you feel like home at the 421 Guesthouse. The lodging of the retreat is cozy inside and colorful on the outside. It’s the ideal place to enjoy the stunning Ocean View from the balcony and it’s perfectly located within walking distance from the beach and town. With the cozy dorms, private rooms, AC, High-speed internet and friendly hosts and guests you will feel like home.

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