Pukalani Hostal is one of Bocas del Toro’s newest additions and is rapidly becoming the place to stay. With its wide variety of accommodations from surfer friendly shared air conditioned dorms to beachfront (literally only a few steps to the beach) private rooms its no wonder that this is a place to stay.
Pulalani Hostal is a family ran establishment. Co-owner Juan Caraballo, shaper for Tropix Surf Boards, tattoo artist and owner of SoloInk and father and husband dreamed of opening a place where he could share his family hospitality in a natural setting.
Pukalani is about family. When you come, we want you to feel like your at home.
And when you do arrive that is exactly what happens. When arriving to Bocas del Toro the Pukalani shuttle will take you directly to the hostel, only 5 minutes outside of Bocas Town on Isla Colon Bocas del Toro. Once there, you will immediately be greeted by the entire family and guests. The friendly atomosphere and laid back attitude will provide the perfect setting for anyone’s vacation.
Their beachfront pool is the perfect place to chill out after surfing some of the world class surf breaks located walking distance from Pukalani Hostal. The beach is an execellent place to put out your towel, lay out and enjoy a good book.
And in case your looking for adventure then your at the right place. Big Creek, the name of the area where Pukalani is located, has lots of great places to snorkel and kayak. Surf breaks are only walking distance from the hostel. Ask the reception for information on surf classes by the Pukalani Surf Team; Juan Caraballo, the Panamanian National surf team coach for two world surfing events, and Juampi Caraballo, Juan’s son and Panamanian National Junior Champion. Pukalani Surf School is also the only certified surf school in Bocas del Toro by the Association of Surfing in Panama (ASP).
And every full moon Bocas Town lights up with the famous Full Moon Parties at Pukalani Hostal. Local DJ Shaper (Juan Caraballo) and guests will make sure everyone is dancing around the pool. Drink specials, fire shows, and live DJs you can be sure that it will be a night to remember.