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MORRO NEGRITO Surfcamp and Accommodation

Pacific, Chiriqui, Panama
Surf Accommodation, Surf Camps & Surf Schools

Introduction

 Introduction

MORRO NEGRITO surf camp & lodge accommodation

In the Gulf of Chiriqui, on the Pacific Coast and near the Costa Rica border, Morro Negrito is formed by two islands: The Big island and the Small island. There are no car nor road on the islands, home to only 80 inhabitants. The Surfcamp is located on Big Island, where you will find a sandy beach and smaller fun breaks, while Small island is a prime surf destination with at least ten well established breaks.

There are no more than twenty surfers at a time, so the dozen breaks on the islands are never crowded. Accommodation is formed by bamboo huts and in the evening, surfers gather in the open-air dining area for meals and to watch the day's surf videos. Diving, world class fishing, exploring the island on horseback or just relaxing in a hammock are other favourite occupation at Morro Negrito, which has a variety of wild life including monkeys, deer and many types of birds.

The Camp

The Camp

Accommodation is formed by bamboo huts on the side of a hill overlooking the Pacific. Water is supplied by a fresh water spring with a 50 foot waterfall on a hilltop that has been piped down for drinking and showering. Electricity is supplied by solar energy and a generator. In the evening, surfers gather in the open-air dining area for meals and to watch the day's surf videos.


Facilities:

  • Bungalows sleeping two
  • Common shower facilities
  • Main house with dining area
  • Tterrace and lounge with TV/Video. 
  • World class fishing, diving, hiking and horseback riding.

 

The Surf

The Camp

Surf School & Surfaris

Daily surf lessons for beginners and boat trips to surf spots for more experienced surfers. The head coach is Jeff Healion, who worked previously at Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. Daily guided tours by boat (surfaris) for experienced surfers.


Surf Spots

The Big island has a sandy beach and small fun breaks. The Small island is a thirty minute boat ride away. This is the island with the largest waves. On the north side there are lefts and on the south side there are right breaking waves. The most famous spots are "Nestles", a right and left-hand cloud break that can handle 20-foot plus swells, and "P-Land", a barrelling left that breaks over a huge submerged table top reef.


Tropical climate, no wetsuits necessary! Two seasons: Dry season from December through April, with warm winds blowing offshore. Waves are smaller but the wind offshore. Wet season from April to November. More consistent swell, more showers and wind onshore.

The Packages

SURFCAMPS & SURFARIS

Including:

  • Pickup & Drop off at Panama City Airport (Taxi)*
  • Transfer from/to PTY and Morro Negrito (Bus)*
*Organised by the surfcamp but to paid directly on the spot (approx. cost of 60 USD)
  • 7 Night accommodation at Morro Negrito Surf Camp
  • Full board (3 meals)
  • Daily boat trips to surf spots or fishing
  • Daily surf lessons (not included) for beginners 
  1 Week 2nd Week Extra Day
Surfcamps/Surfaris 640 USD 600 USD 85 EUR
Surfboard Rentals (per day) 15-25 USD    
Surf Lessons (per hour) 30 USD    

All quoted rates are per person

Surfboards are not included in the rates, but ther is a wide range of boards available for rent

Warning: Continental Airlines does no accept surfboards !

Arrival on Saturday at Panama City. Any other another day will involve an extra cost of 85 USD/person

Considering the hassle of transfers to Morro Negrito, we recommend a 2 week stay to make the most of your trip

The Location

The Camp

In the Gulf of Chiriqui, on the Pacific Coast and near the Costa Rica border, Morro Negrito is formed by two islands: The Big island and the Small island. There are no car nor road on the islands, home to only 80 inhabitants.


Climate

Tropical, with two seasons: Dry season from December through April and wet season from April to November.

The Trip



Morro Negrito (Chiriqui)
Golfo de Chiriqui (Pacific Coast)

Panama City Airport (PTY)
Major US and European airlines.
Warning: Continental Airlines and other companies will not check in surfboards !
Transfers Panama Airport > Morro Negrito > Panama Airport organized by the surfcamp

Arrival at Panama Airport (PTY) on Saturday. (Surfers arriving before, will only be picked up on Saturday). You will be met at the airport and taken to the Bus station where you will catch a bus to Guabala. 5 hours later you will be picked up and taken to the harbour to comence your short journey by boat to Morro Negrito Island.

Departure on Friday afternoon back to Panama City. 

Any other another day of arrival or departure will involve an extra cost of 85 USD/person

 

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Gorka Mundaka
Gorka Mundaka says on August 29 , 2008 :
Me flipa vuestra página!La teneís muy bien organizada.
Los viajes que proponeis están tan bien presentados que te dan ganas de ir a todos pero me conformare con unos poquitos para practicar surf fuera de la península.
Guillem Molist Casadevall
Guillem Molist Casadevall says on September 11 , 2008 :
Ya he recibido la confirmacion del viaje!! Te doy gracias por todo y el trato a sido exquisito .Ahora solo falta que todo vaya bien en el surfcamp y que poidamos surfear todos los dias.Me ha gustado vuestra web y el sin fin de posibilidades que hay para surfear en cualquier sitio del mundo, para mi que aun soy pardillo en el tema ma va de cogones los surf camp porque nunca sabes lo que te puedes encontrar hiendo a la aventura. Total que os doy las gracias otra vez por todo y os cuento a la vuelta.

Un habrazo desde barcelona !! gracias.
Gustavo
Gustavo says on September 19 , 2008 :
Buenos Dias,

Enhorabuena por la web, es realmente espectacular, la informacion es muy clara y no sé como os iran los negocios pero vuestro "producto" es muy apetecible.

Saludos,

Gustavo Marqué
Phil
Phil says on October 04 , 2008 :
Hi,

I have to tell you I was a bit apprehensive and skeptical coming to Panama for good surf, but I'm so glad I did because this place ROCKS!

This place is so beautiful, and the place I'm staying is something else. This guy Steve built a very well-designed eco-friendly surf camp on an island (population: 50) that has a variety pack of fun waves, with a nearby offshore island (population: 3) that has bombing reef breaks. These offshore breaks are heavy-duty, deepwater reefs with some areas of dry-reef that need to be carefully negotiated. The co-ed staff are all surfers and everyone is having the time of their lives out here. The vibe is so cool, and everyone is surfed out and in a good mood all day.

Cheers,

Phil.
adam mentzell
adam mentzell says on January 07 , 2009 :
Morro Negrito Rocks! I just want to say I had a week long stay there in early December and thought it was amazing. We did not hit a major swell but there were plenty of waves at a variety of locations. The guides were great, staff super friendly and the accomadations better than I expected.

I noticed a few postings about the food not being so good and all I can say is that it was really good and plentiful.

I will be back for sure.

Adam
Phil
Phil says on January 17 , 2009 :
Hi,

I have to tell you I was a bit apprehensive and skeptical coming to Panama for good surf, but I'm so glad I did because this place ROCKS!

This place is so beautiful, and the place I'm staying is something else. This guy Steve built a very well-designed eco-friendly surf camp on an island (population: 50) that has a variety pack of fun waves, with a nearby offshore island (population: 3) that has bombing reef breaks. These offshore breaks are heavy-duty, deepwater reefs with some areas of dry-reef that need to be carefully negotiated. The co-ed staff are all surfers and everyone is having the time of their lives out here. The vibe is so cool, and everyone is surfed out and in a good mood all day.

Cheers,

Phil.
Phil
Phil says on January 19 , 2009 :
Hi,

I have to tell you I was a bit apprehensive and skeptical coming to Panama for good surf, but I'm so glad I did because this place ROCKS!

This place is so beautiful, and the place I'm staying is something else. This guy Steve built a very well-designed eco-friendly surf camp on an island (population: 50) that has a variety pack of fun waves, with a nearby offshore island (population: 3) that has bombing reef breaks. These offshore breaks are heavy-duty, deepwater reefs with some areas of dry-reef that need to be carefully negotiated. The co-ed staff are all surfers and everyone is having the time of their lives out here. The vibe is so cool, and everyone is surfed out and in a good mood all day.

Cheers,

Phil.
Phil
Phil says on January 19 , 2009 :
Hi,

I have to tell you I was a bit apprehensive and skeptical coming to Panama for good surf, but I'm so glad I did because this place ROCKS!

This place is so beautiful, and the place I'm staying is something else. This guy Steve built a very well-designed eco-friendly surf camp on an island (population: 50) that has a variety pack of fun waves, with a nearby offshore island (population: 3) that has bombing reef breaks. These offshore breaks are heavy-duty, deepwater reefs with some areas of dry-reef that need to be carefully negotiated. The co-ed staff are all surfers and everyone is having the time of their lives out here. The vibe is so cool, and everyone is surfed out and in a good mood all day.

Cheers,

Phil.
Phil
Phil says on January 19 , 2009 :
Hi,

I have to tell you I was a bit apprehensive and skeptical coming to Panama for good surf, but I'm so glad I did because this place ROCKS!

This place is so beautiful, and the place I'm staying is something else. This guy Steve built a very well-designed eco-friendly surf camp on an island (population: 50) that has a variety pack of fun waves, with a nearby offshore island (population: 3) that has bombing reef breaks. These offshore breaks are heavy-duty, deepwater reefs with some areas of dry-reef that need to be carefully negotiated. The co-ed staff are all surfers and everyone is having the time of their lives out here. The vibe is so cool, and everyone is surfed out and in a good mood all day.

Cheers,

Phil.
mario reyes
mario reyes says on June 03 , 2009 :
PUES NADA PERO ES LO MEJOR QUE E VISTO EN ISLAS DEL PACIFICO CON NO BUENA OLA NINO EXSELNTE FELICIDADES TOTALES...
Rick Pappas
Rick Pappas says on December 15 , 2009 :
I went to Morro Negrito at the end of August 09' for a week of surf. We had a medium sized swell and caught waves everyday. The best surfing was at leftovers and P Land. This place is beautiful and like mentioned above, the staff was nice. It's a great value and I would recommend this place to anyone. It's one of those place you have to visit once in your lifetime! I'm not sure if I would go back though. There are several other places that I want to surf. I do have a feeling i will be back!

rick

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