Tree Bungalow Left

Tree Cabin

Tree Bungalow Right

Surf Break at Paunch is located at Paunch Beach on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, Panama. We have four beautiful cabin-style roomswith amazing tree house like views. Here you can wake up to the sounds of Howler Monkeys and tropical birds and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean from the nearby surf.

When you visit us, not only are you visiting an amazing tropical paradise with tons of unique wildlife, beautiful plants and landscapes, but also an epic surf spot right at our front door…with more amazing beaches and surf spots just a short walk, bike or boat ride away!

If you’re ready to start planning your amazing vacation to Bocas, go to our Stay With Us section to view more information and photos for each room, check availability and request a reservation now!

We do ask that all guests considering visiting us please take the time to read the entire Read Me section and Policies page…because while we absolutely love Bocas del Toro, it’s not for everyone.

We hope to see you soon!


  • star rating  My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had a fantastic time.

    David and his team did an excellent job of making us feel welcome and safe... read more

    854lexd
    February 18, 2020

    star rating  Surf Break at Paunch was perfect. Nestled in the jungle with daily visits of birds and monkeys, AMAZING breakfasts, free bicycles, David was amazing and gave first class service, rooms... read more

    RyanH4162
    December 3, 2019

    star rating  Loved our time at Surf Break at Paunch - the hosts David and Alli were super friendly and helpful. Greeted us from the beginning, gave us tips for the islands,... read more

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    November 29, 2018
  • star rating  My boyfriend and I stayed for four night at Surf Break @ Paunch and we absolutely loved our time there! Dave is a wonderful host, super cool and hospitable. He... read more

    448jacquelyng
    February 28, 2020

    star rating  We stayed at surfbreak at paunch for three nights. David and Alli made us feel very welcome. From our deck in front of our cabin we listened to the sounds... read more

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    July 3, 2018

    star rating  Our stay was incredible and we would recommend this spot to anyone who is looking for a great location outside of the business of town! We were immersed in nature,... read more

    ernieblack
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  The rooms are cute little houses, decorated in a surf style, with great views. There is no Air Conditioning, only a fan but the temperature is fine to sleep if... read more

    beyondrelaxed
    July 19, 2019

    star rating  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Charming room and deck, in a jungle setting, just overlooking a great surf break. Our hosts were very helpful and accommodating with setting up and... read more

    leticiabZ5209HO
    April 2, 2021

    star rating  Surf Break at Paunch is the best!! If you are looking for a cozy spot slightly off the beaten path, look no further...(and if you are looking to surf, there... read more

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    May 15, 2018
  • star rating  Stayed here for 2 nights of the 7 we were in bocas. Thought it was great, friendly owners were really helpful, always contactable via WhatsApp is how ordered breakfast... read more

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    May 6, 2019

    star rating  Would not stay anywhere else!!! Our hosts David and Allison truly made our stay as warm and welcome as it gets. Their local knowledge and recommendations really personalized our... read more

    avatar thumb Mezcalbeans
    March 27, 2019

    star rating  We had an amazing 8 night stay here and it was divine. The perfect distance away from Bocas Town, so you feel safe and have quiet tucked in the jungle,... read more

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    January 27, 2019