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  My husband and I stayed at Surfbreak for 5 nights. Alli and David are personable, friendly, and welcoming. From the moment we arrived, we felt like their lifelong friends! Our... read more

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    11/23/2018

    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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    1/27/2019

    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
    5/21/2020
  • 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  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

    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  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  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

    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  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

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    6/09/2018

    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  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