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  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  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  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  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  Our family of 6 stayed the last week of April at Surf Break at Paunch. They accommodate 6, so it was as though our exclusive slice of Paradise. The... read more

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    May 10, 2019

    star rating  We loved our stay here!! We had the tree cabin and with the jungle sounds and nature views we were in Heaven! We ventured out on the bikes while we... read more

    shilee3
    May 21, 2020
  • 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  We stayed at Surfbreak at Paunch for 4 nights and it was fabulous. The rooms are incredibly nice with great views and the morning breakfast included fruit, smoothies and some... read more

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    December 2, 2018

    star rating  These might have been the best tacos I have had in my life (I ordered the chorizo one). Its a bit off the beaten path, but so so worth... read more

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    August 10, 2018
  • star rating  I spent two nights here staying in the adorable Tree Cabin. It was super clean and comfortable. I loved the sitting area on the covered porch. The... read more

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    March 7, 2019

    star rating  David was great! The place was beautiful and in the jungle. There was even a safe for our valuables. Great beach cruisers (bicycles) which were free! They provided us... read more

    mmorahan
    May 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