Tree Bungalow Left

Tree Cabin

Tree Bungalow Right

Surf Break at Paunch is a small Bed & Breakfast 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  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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    5/10/2019

    star rating  I stayed in the private cabin and it's very very good. the mosquito net is in well state, the breakfast are amazing. We still keep doing it at home. We... read more

    Javier T
    8/18/2019

    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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    3/07/2019
  • star rating  David and Allison have the most awesome location and amazing hospitality and food!! The tacos were awesome as well as the libations!! The Bloody Mary bar was terrific. Leah Murray... read more

    avatar thumb Qneenbreen
    7/07/2018

    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
    7/19/2019

    star rating  In few words... one of a kind! The location, the rooms, the food and more importantly... the hospitality of the owners! Words can’t describe how good they make you feel...... read more

    avatar thumb André Á
    6/09/2018
  • 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
    5/27/2019

    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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    12/02/2018

    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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    5/06/2019
  • star rating  Surf Break at Paunch is in the ideal location for both surfers and travelers. My girlfriend and I stayed for 7 nights and could not have asked for a better... read more

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    2/27/2019

    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
    2/18/2020

    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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    7/03/2018