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La Coralina Island House

Duration
2+ nights
Accommodation
Private rooms and bungalows

Luxury surf holidays

"A Bali-style resort located right in front of one of the most perfect and consistent surf breaks in the Caribbean, Playa Paunch, Isla Colón in the Bocas del Toro archipelago."

The surf

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The main surfing season is from December until the end of March when north east swells bring 8-12 footers rolling in. After that, the swell drops a little, but you will still be lucky to find waves in the 3 -8 foot range. Situated on the main island and around 5 km from Bocas town, Playa Paunch, as our home spot, offers left and right-handers with different peaks.

The lodge

La Coralina Island House offers the idyllic island escape of days gone by. To a soundtrack of whispering coconut palms and the sigh of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, providing spectacular views, seclusion, and the balance of indoor/outdoor living with exceptional private villas and rooms, magical gardens, world-class restaurants and bars, and holistic wellness spa.

Sitting on an entire bay and one of Bocas del Toro's finest white sand beaches, La Coralina Island House offers the idyllic island escape of days gone by. To a soundtrack of whispering coconut palms and the sigh of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, our house provides spectacular views, seclusion, and the balance of indoor/outdoor living with exceptional private villas and rooms, magical gardens, world-class restaurants and bars, and a holistic wellness spa.

Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Panama's first National Marine Park, Bocas del Toro has become one of Panama's most visited eco-tourism destinations. Considered the Galapagos of the Caribbean, the archipelago of Bocas del Toro is also one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.

Villas

Uniquely designed 8 villas and 23 suites that blend buildings and nature. They are based on the fundamental belief that living close to nature is the greatest luxury. We are offering spectacular ocean and rainforest views, seclusion, and the perfect balance of indoor/outdoor living.

Features

  • Open terraces with spectacular views of La Coralina Bay and tropical rainforest
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee-making equipment and minibar
  • Direct-dial telephones
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • In-room electronic safe
  • Walking shower
  • Custom linen, bedding, bathrobes and pillow menu
  • Complimentary transportation in/out
  • Wheelchair accessible room

Island Spa

A sacred place hidden in the tropical rainforest where guests come to wind down, learn about their bodies, and delve into themselves to discover insights and live a better life. La Coralina Island Spa embodies not only the local culture but also the ancient traditions and forgotten wisdom of the region.

Restaurant and bar

La Coralina Restaurant & Lounge Bar features a fully open-air concept, taking advantage of the dramatic surroundings and giving guests an ocean view from almost every angle. Our chef's menu redefines The Caribbean dining experience and focuses on fresh, local ingredients expertly crafted into simple, delicious, contemporary cuisine best-enjoyed beachside.

Pool bar

With sublime beach views, laid-back vibes, and colorful cocktails, La Coralina Pool Bar delivers an extraordinary mix of fun in the sun. This sleek and comfortable pool bar welcomes you before your meal or any time during the day to enjoy unique cocktails and wines overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Getting there
You can fly from Panama City to Bocas (BOC), which is a one-hour flight or a 90-minute flight from San José in Costa Rica. Fr... read more
You can fly from Panama City to Bocas (BOC), which is a one-hour flight or a 90-minute flight from San José in Costa Rica. From here you can either take a taxi or a water taxi to La Coralina. We also offer additional transport: please let us know whe... read more

Sitting on an entire bay and one of Bocas del Toro's finest white sand beaches, La Coralina Island House offers the idyllic island escape of days gone by. To a soundtrack of whispering coconut palms and the sigh of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, our house provides spectacular views, seclusion, and the balance of indoor/outdoor living with exceptional private villas and rooms, magical gardens, world-class restaurants and bars, and a holistic wellness spa.

La Coralina Bay also hosts Coral Nation, a non-profit organization committed to preserving marine ecosystems through the engagement of local communities, scientific research and protecting biodiversity. We are regenerating damaged coral reefs by establishing ocean and land-based coral nurseries.

We transplant coral clones onto degraded areas of the reef. When these coral fragments grow, they help to recreate reef habitats. This allows marine life to return and strengthens the reef against future damage. One Ocean. One Future. One Tribe. One Nation. Join our movement. Let's save the corals together.

Living the Dream

Living The Dream offers full-service luxury surf holidays to make your trip planning easier, everything from surfing trips for beginners to world-class surf experiences in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Our mission is to make our guests connect with this tropical paradise, experiencing the original Bocas vibes and the lifestyle. We want to offer an elite, all-inclusive, professional service to the modern traveling surfer.

We are set up to host every level of surfer, from beginners to pros. From perfect small waves for beginners to world-class surf breaks for intermediate and advanced levels, we can offer whatever surf experience you are seeking. Don't worry about where to stay and how to reach the waves. Let us take care of everything for you while you just focus on enjoying the best luxury surfing holidays in Central America. Whether you're here on holiday and want to surf unknown spots or shoot with a film crew, we're able to accommodate your needs. Our local guides and a team of hospitality professionals will ensure your surf vacation goes smoothly, so you can concentrate on scoring perfect waves.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 15 hours

Choose your accommodation

The Garden Queen Rooms feature garden views, queen size beds, and... more
From $532 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out

Questions?

What's included?
Accommodation, use of pool and common areas.
What's not included?
Flights, transfer, insurance, beverages, lunch, and dinner.
Are there any restaurants close by?
Yes, within 4 km there are several restaurants.
Is the guesthouse close to the beach?
Yes, La Coralina is right in the bay of Playa Paunch.
Do you offer transfer from the aiport?
For an additional fee, we offer transfer from the airport.
Are there activities other than surf?
We offer a range of activities for an additional fee as cycling, tours, snorkeling, cooking classes and fishing.
When's check-in and check-out?
Check-in starts at 3:00 PM. Check-out is at 10:00 AM the day of departure.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.