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!



  •   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... flawless! Highly recommended...

    thumb André Á
    6/09/2018

      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 home base. David and Alli are wonderful hosts.

    thumb Parkerrjp
    2/27/2019

      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 literally isn’t a better location to stay in Bocas!) My boyfriend and I had the...More

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    5/15/2018
  •   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 and taxi to airport etc. Room was lovely with a balcony over the jungle. Big shower...More

    thumb mstevo
    5/06/2019

      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 with useful info and suggestions. I highly recommend staying there and would like to return sometime....More

    thumb mmorahan
    5/27/2019

      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 of jungle and ocean as we watched monkeys climb from tree to tree. The cabin...More

    thumb MartijnMakelaar
    7/03/2018
  •   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 it. Its in the the jungle and you get there by going up a hill(it looked...More

    thumb Anne-Roos K
    8/10/2018

      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, and hung out at breakfast each day. The room was clean, spacious, and quiet. Location...More

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    11/29/2018

      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 you use the fan. The hosts are incredibly helpful and friendly and the breakfast tacos...More

    thumb beyondrelaxed
    7/19/2019
  •   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 ate tacos a couple of time and they are good and not very expensive. We...More

    thumb Javier T
    8/18/2019

      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 experience. They offer sensationally fresh breakfast every morning with plenty of options, and as their home...More

    thumb Mezcalbeans
    3/27/2019

      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, yet right off the sea. They have thought of everything here. Super accommodating, friendly owners....More

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    1/27/2019