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  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

    avatar thumb SE1954
    December 2, 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
    July 19, 2019

    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

    avatar thumb Anne-Roos K
    August 10, 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  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  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
    August 19, 2019
  • 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

    avatar thumb MartijnMakelaar
    July 3, 2018

    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
    June 9, 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

    avatar thumb mstevo
    May 6, 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

    avatar thumb hobiecatsailor
    March 7, 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

    avatar thumb Linzb918
    May 15, 2018

    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