Pukalani Hostal Bocas del Toro Panama

Pukalani Hostal in gorgeous Bocas del Toro recently hosted the prize ceremonies for a surf competition held at playa Paunch.panama hotel, hostal One of Panama’s surfing and sport store chains Super Deportes was the main sponsor of the event. We were in Bocas during the weekend of the contest so we decided to check out the finals and enjoy the winner celebration.

Pukalani Hostal is family run by Juan Caraballo, his wife and son Juampi. Juan is the shaper for Tropix Surfboards out of Bocas. Juan and Juampi are local Bocas del Toro father-son rippers.

Pukalani is ocean front with a large pool and restaurant bar, located a little ways out of downtown heading towards playa Paunch. They offer surf tours from their own boat and have a free shuttle van to get to and from town for guests needs.

We hung out for a little while and enjoyed the prize ceremony. Pucha was asked to present the prizes for the junior division. She handed out the prizes and gave the boys a customary kiss on the cheek.

If searching for a spot a little out of down town Bocas del Toro, but not to far, check out Pukalini, especially if your a traveling surfer and in need of some local knowledge to help you find your way to a wave that suits your needs. Juan and family will take good care of you and make sure you have a good time.