Interior view of bed, kitchenette, door to private bathroom.Kitchenette stocked with all you need!

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Located on a small hill overlooking Paunch Beach, one of the top surf beaches in Bocas, this accomodation is part of a new, small B&B called Surf Break at Paunch. This cute first floor studio style apartment is on the first floor of the main cabin style house. Equipped with a kitchenette, it's perfect for a longer stay or if you want to stay more secluded out of town.

Experience the best of what Bocas has to offer: surfing, jungle views and close to Bocas Town for when want or need to go.

The space

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 (for both swimming and surfing) just a short walk, bike or boat ride away!

Apartment comes equipped with a kitchenette and some additional convenience items such as small flash lights (as some part of town are dark/unlit), beach towels, and bikes. Other amenities include free WiFi, hot water, cook ware and basic items for cooking (salt & pepper, oil, coffee, sugar, drinking water, etc).

If you have 4 guests total that you need to accommodate, we have another unit available for rent! If you rent both, you will have the entire place to yourselves! Check it out at:

Guest access

Located at one of the best surf spots in Bocas Del Toro - you can surf across the street at  Paunch or go to Bluff Beach (10 min car ride, 30 min bike ride away). There are two nearby locations where you can rent surf boards and a few other aquatic "toys", with other activities and tours that can be organized in town. You can also rent ATVs at Flying Pirates, which is only a 10 minute bike ride, 20 minute walk away.

Our restaurant (where you will be served breakfast) is open to the public from 9 am - 3 pm five days a week (closed Mondays & Tuesdays). On Monday & Tuesday, it is still open to guests staying with us from 9am - 11 am. You are free to make use of the restaurant deck to eat or just lounge about at anytime, even after it's closed to the public. We will keep the lights on the deck on in the evening until around 9pm. We do ask that noise be kept down after 9 pm (after that we turn the deck lights off).

Interaction with guests

There is a restaurant on the property that serves breakfast and lunch, it is open to the public 5-6 days per week, serving unique specialty tacos. Free breakfast is included for guest, consisting of coffee or tea, juice or smoothie, fresh fruit bowl with yogurt and granola, and a breakfast taco of your choice (menu changes regularly).

When you check in, we will do a quick walk through with you, provide you with keys and set you up with bicycles (provided free of charge for our guests).

We have as much or as little interactions with guests based on their needs and interest. We are available for questions, recommendations and help with activity & dining reservations. We live on the property (2nd floor of the main cabin) and are available everyday until 11am at least (some days later when our restaurant is open). When we are not on property, we are typically out running errands in the mid/late afternoons and some evenings. But we can usually still be reached by cell phone (What's App is not always reliable, as we use it on WiFi only).

Other things to note

Daily housekeeping is avaiable upon request.  Linens are changed after every 3rd night.

We are on a small island in a "developing" area of Panama. Power outages happen occasionally. We will do what we can to help your visit remain comfortable, but there may be inconveniences during those times.

We are also on a water catchment system. We ask all of our guests to conserve water as much as possible at all times, and during dry periods, there are times we will ask guests to restrict water usage a bit more than normal. We check the tanks daily and will advise guests if we are running extremey low on water.

All part of the adventure!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 80
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

We ask that all guests are considerate to all guests staying with us and visiting the restaurant - especially with noise levels early in the morning (before 8 am) or late evening (after 9 pm).

Guests are responsible for all property provided (towels, bikes, etc). Use of bicycles are dependent on providing refundable cash deposit of $50.

Guests must be comfortable with making an effort at basic water conservation as all our water is from our rain catchment system.

No large groups or events are permitted on the property unless approved by the owners in advance.

Be respectful of any and all other guests on the property. This includes guests staying in the other cabin as well as guests of the restaurant.

Do not disturb or try to feed any of the wildlife you may see on the property.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Victoria User ProfileVictoria is a superhost.
November 2016
This might be the coolest place in Bocas! I stayed two nights in the two cabins and they're both amazing! Dave and Alli are fantastic hosts, their location is jungle-beautiful, and their restaurant in the tree tops makes you want to hang out all day... which I did. Twice. I accidentally wrote the details of the last review for the wrong room, so I'll mention both in this one. The Garden apartment is a super cute studio apt with an open kitchen, lovely bathroom, comfy bed - all on the ground floor under the main house. Very cool! The Treetop Cabin (I think that's the name) is a stand-along bungalow on stilts with french doors, a private deck with big chairs and a hammock. It's about 1/3 way up in the trees so you're looking at the wildlife at their eye level. There was a sloth hanging out in the trees in the morning and an entire troop of howlers monkeys cruising through the trees in the afternoon! Can I express how cool that was?!? A huge Blue Morpho butterfly flitted through a few times, and we saw tiny dart frogs that give one of the local beaches its name. Truly amazing wildlife. One of the other guests (now a friend) is a Zookeeper in London and even she was thrilled by the wildlife. Dave and Alli have though of every detail in the room and with the restaurant, and you feel taken care of at every level. They go over and above to create an awesome guest experience. I'm an AirBnB SuperHost in the US and I enthusiastically recommend Surf Break! It's outside of town so you truly feel secluded in the jungle, but only a $5 taxi to town, or a few-kilometer walk to my favorite Bluff Beach. If you're coming to Bocas, this is where you should stay!

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Bocas del Toro Province, PanamaJoined in May 2015
David & Alli User ProfileDavid & Alli is a superhost.

We moved to Bocas to get away from the grind and take a hold of our own careers and future. We moved from Park City area in Utah, prior to that from Dallas, Texas. We love the outdoors and the Caribbean life and love to share our experience with others and to meet new people.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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