fbRed Frog Bungalows — Thermal
Private bungalows
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Bocas Del Toro International Airport (BOC)

Local spirit, tropical soul

"A surfer's archipelago. Your home base in this Caribbean paradise is Red Frog Bungalows, a resort that is powered by the sun, water from the sky and passion from the heart. Spectacularly surrounded by pristine natural beauty and world-class surf, this resort is ideal for those with a sense of adventure and an appreciation for simple comforts. Regularly frequented by pro surfers, Red Frog's founder will not only guide you to the best waves every day of the season, his conscious approach to community, paired with thoughtful designs, and laid-back spaces inspire good times and memories to last m... read more

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

Boasting the most experienced in the region, we have guided the best surfers on the planet through the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago. Bocas Del Toro consists of hundreds of small islands and 10-15 world-class waves all within 20 minutes in our high-speed pangas. We have the most experienced guides in Panama and make a point of surfing the best waves every day of the season.

Our experience, dedication, and commitment allow us to choose waves for you depending on your skillset, wants and needs. Our resume includes accommodating and guiding Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Chippa Wilson, Tom Curren, Filipe Toledo, Nathan Fletcher, Taj Burrow, Mikey Wright, Sunny Garcia, Greg Long, Josh Kerr, Dion Agius, Julian Wilson, CJ and Damien Hobgood.

The lodge

At Red Frog Bungalows Resort we quietly enjoy life from our tropical paradise. We've thoughtfully designed our laid-back spaces to inspire good times and memories for more than a lifetime. We take a conscious approach in everything we do, supporting sustainability and our local communities.

Red Frog Bungalows Resort is an owner-operated company that has constantly grown its business through exceptional customer service. We have our fleet of boats and the most experienced surf guides in Bocas Del Toro. Our friendly staff would love to show you the empty white-sand beaches, unspoiled coral reefs, and uncrowded waves of this Caribbean paradise. We can’t wait to explore this amazing place on the planet with you.


We are located on Red Frog Beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Panama and truly a jewel in the Caribbean. Crystal clear water, white sandy beach, and lush green jungle make this one of the most sought-after beach locations in Panama.


We have added a new fishing program to our already world-famous surfing operation. Nachyo Mammas is our new 27 foot Robalo SportFisher and is setting the standard for sport fishing in Bocas del Toro Panama. We target pelagic species such as Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel. With 25 years of knowledge, we strive to provide an elite experience to all our guests that book their fishing charter with us.


Our restaurants source seasonal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Combined with excellent food and service all your tropical island wants and needs will be fulfilled.


Getting there
Fly to Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport and we'll meet you there to take you to the resort, free of charge.

Adventure, travel, and surfing led Scott Balogh to Panama in 2000. While surfing one of Bocas Del Toros world-class waves, he spotted a sign that said "lots for sale." A phone call later, he used his mom's credit card (for emergencies only) for the down payment and bought a book on how to write a business plan. Shortly thereafter, he played golf with a few friends in Maui and pestered them into investing in the project.

The plan morphed and Scott learned along the way. As he began to build, the rains came and washed everything out. Solution? He traded tequila for dirt from the project next door. Many lessons and eight years later Red Frog opened for their first guests.

Scott embodies the motto, "trust your surf guide." He has lived every aspect of the surfer lifestyle as he's created a Balinese-style jungle experience surrounded by epic surfing. Red Frog Bungalows is now known as a premier destination for waves in the western Caribbean.

Since its inception, Red Frog has been focused on preservation, sustainability, and customer service. There is no substitute for integrity and experience in this region. Scott and Red Frog Bungalows would love to show you around this amazing place on the planet.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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What's included?
Accommodation, one guided surf tour each day, breakfast & dinner, airport transfers.
What's not included?
Lunches, alcohol, photo package and fishing charters.
What's the scoop on fishing charters?
Nachyo Mammas is our new 27 foot Robalo SportFisher and is setting the standard for sport fishing in Bocas del Toro Panama. We target pelagic species such as Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi... read more
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.