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Surf Break at Paunch

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
We have four beautiful rooms with amazing tree house like views. Located right across the street from one of the most popular surf breaks in Bocas (with two more in walking distance), 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. Conveniently located approximately half way between Bocas Town and Bluff, there are three restaurants within walking distance, another 3 in biking distance and Bocas Town is only a 10-15 minute taxi ride away (or a little over a 30 min on bicycle). Rent ATVs at nearby Flying Pirates. There are even two places to rent surf boards within walking distance for beginners or those that cannot bring their own boards. Enjoy free breakfast overlooking the jungle canopy and free use of bicycles when you stay with us. Yoga classes are held regularly as well as other fun activities like a weekly Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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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 cabin is well ventilated and gets lots of the fresh ocean breezes and it stayed cool. Listening to the constant sound of the
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Surf Break at Paunch is in the ideal location for both surfers and travelers. My girlfriend and I stayed for 7 nights and could not have asked for a better home base. David and Alli are wonderful hosts.
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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, yet right off the sea. They have thought of everything here. Super accommodating, friendly owners. Really enjoyed getting to
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I just completed a 10 day stay here and it was a great experience. My cabin was the standalone Tree Cabin. Nicely appointed with a great lounging balcony. A bike and breakfast included. The breakfast is not a throwaway but is a choice of 6 items and fruit/granola plate and
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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 of the best most creative tacos we have ever experienced. We highly recommend staying here!
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View from our Tree Cabin!
Front porch with big chairs and a front row seat to the theater of the jungle.
How long does it take to bike to bocas town from your place?
Hi there! It is about a 20-30 minute bicycle ride to town, depending on how fast you ride.
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"We stayed in the Tree Cabin and loved it."
"Bed was really comfortable. There is no AC but the ceiling fan & floor fan kept us comfortable. "
"Stay in the tree house for the best views of the jungle and the ocean in the background."
"The Tree Cabin is the best, sits right in the trees, very private."
"Garden suite is better for a longer stay, but both rooms are equally just as great."
$82 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla Colon
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