Pukalani Hostal in Bocas del Toro, Panamá

Pukalani Hostal in Bocas del Toro is a spectacular place to relax, party, and play!  The hostel is run by a fun family and offers all the activities necessary for enjoying your time on the beach: a pool, surf lessons, full moon parties, and happy hour!

Pukalani Hostal in Bocas del ToroPukalani Hostal is located right on the beach in Big Creek, a small community on Isla Colon 5km from Bocas Town.  You don’t need to worry about being isolated, however, as Pukalani offers frequent free shuttle service to and from town, and it’s also a beautiful walk!  The amazing private beach at Pukalani contains a nice dock with a pool table, grill, and seating.  The pristine pool is also a great place for lounging right next to the bar which offers great food and drinks all day.  For more adventurous fun, you can rent surfboards, paddleboards, or kayaks.  Manager Juan is a former coach for the Panamanian surf team, so you know a surf lesson from him is one from the best!

Pukalani Hostal in Bocas del Toro

Pukalani offers spacious, great-value dorms, or doubles with private bathrooms, TVs, and kitchenettes.  All the rooms are colorful, clean, and contain fans and air-conditioning.  There is an outdoor shared kitchen available for those staying in the dorm rooms.  The bathrooms are clean and modern with plenty of hot water.

Try to time your stay at Pukalani with one of its famous full moon parties!  With a pool, bar, activities, and an amazing beach just steps away from your room, Pukalani Hostal is a superb choice for a fun, comfortable stay in Bocas del Toro.

Services Offered:
Free shuttle to and from Bocas Town three times a day


Bar/restaurant on site


Surfboard rentals and lessons available

Paddleboard and kayak rentals available

Tourist information

Weekly events and parties

Shared kitchen for dormitories

Kitchenettes and TVs in private rooms

Shared outdoor grill

Pool table

TV and DJ booth in bar

Hot water 24/7

Fans and air-conditioning in rooms

Location: Big Creek, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro (5km east of Bocas Town on the main road)

Phone: (507) 6949 6465

Email: pukalani-hostal@hotmail.com

Website: www.pukalanihostalpanama.com


Dormitory: $15

Private double: $66

Private double, oceanfront: $85

This post was sponsored by Pukalani Hostal.