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Overview of Surf Break at Paunch

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Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand

Surf Break at Paunch

2.5 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPlaya Punch1 min walk
    Popular LocationFinca Los Monos Botanical Garden42 min walk
    Popular LocationPlaya El Istmito44 min walk
    AirportChanguinola (CHX-Captain Manuel Nino Intl.)59 min drive

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Panoramic Triple Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

  • 452 sq ft
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

  • 452 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Panoramic Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

  • 452 sq ft
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Romantic Cabin, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

  • 355 sq ft
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Bocas del Toro

Located in Bocas del Toro, Surf Break at Paunch is near the beach. Local points of interest include Playa Punch, Carenero Island, and Bluff Beach. With scuba diving, snorkeling, and motor boating nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa Punch - 1 min walk
  • Carenero Island - 14 min walk
  • Bluff Beach - 25 min walk
  • Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden - 42 min walk
  • Playa El Istmito - 44 min walk


  • Ciao Pizza — 16 min walk

About this property

Surf Break at Paunch

Bed & breakfast with free parking, near Playa Punch
Concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and fans are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available on request.
Surf Break at Paunch offers 4 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. This Bocas del Toro bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on request.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 20 per person

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge


  • Library
  • No elevators
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator (single level property)


  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Window screens

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 2 PM - 4 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 4 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 13 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 13 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash Breakage deposit: USD 100 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 5 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 5 (one-way), (from 13 to 18 years old)
  • Laundry fee: USD 5 per stay
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 13 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Surf Break Paunch B&B Bocas del Toro
Surf Break Paunch B&B
Surf Break Paunch Bocas del Toro
Surf Break Paunch
Surf Break at Paunch Bocas del Toro
Surf Break at Paunch Bed & breakfast
Surf Break at Paunch Bed & breakfast Bocas del Toro

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Surf Break at Paunch and receive a full refund?
Yes, Surf Break at Paunch offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Surf Break at Paunch cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Surf Break at Paunch pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Surf Break at Paunch?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Surf Break at Paunch?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 4 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Surf Break at Paunch?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Surf Break at Paunch provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 5 per person applies.
Where is Surf Break at Paunch located?
Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Punch and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
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4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Charming room and deck, in a jungle setting, just overlooking a great surf break. Our hosts were very helpful and accommodating with setting up and recommending fun adventures. Be ready for big, healthy breakfasts with fresh juice, fruit bowls, pancakes, eggs and more. Lots of fuel for the day, which I needed due to my obsessive surf habit. Definitely rent a quad while you’re there, as taxis get expensive quick. We definitely had an amazing time. If you’re looking for a resort style hotel- this isn’t the place. But if you’re good with a rustic, cabin villa style bed and breakfast with a warm friendly vibe, it’s a no brainer. Oh and the Wi-Fi worked well too.
Stayed 9 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place
Great place to stay. David the owner takes care of everything. Excellent breakfast also!!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing and unique wood cabin with great breakfast
Unique and amazing cabin on the trees in the jungle, also 3 minutes walk from the beach. Great quiet location outside busy Bocas town. David the owner is great and breakfast is delicious.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Would most definitely recommend Surf Break at Paunch to anyone staying Bocas del Toro. Especially if you are not big into the the night life scene that is all over Bocas town or are just looking to get away from city life and want to be in nature
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

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