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  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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    11/29/2018
  • 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

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    3/27/2019

    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
    12/03/2019

    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
    2/28/2020
  • 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  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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    5/15/2018

    star rating  I stayed at Surf Break @ Paunch with my husband a few weeks ago when we were vacationing in Panama and it was wonderful! The rooms are cute and the... read more

    michellebZ5377FX
    1/30/2020
  • 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  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

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    7/07/2018

    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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    8/10/2018