MORRO NEGRITO Surfcamp and Accommodation,
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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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
SURFCAMPS & SURFARIS
- Pickup & Drop off at Panama City Airport (Taxi)*
- Transfer from/to PTY and Morro Negrito (Bus)*
- 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
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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 any day of the week at Panama City.
Considering the hassle of transfers to Morro Negrito, we recommend a 2 week stay to make the most of your trip
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.
Tropical, with two seasons: Dry season from December through April and wet season from April to November.
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) any day of the week. (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.
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14 Dec 2009, 16:43
02 Jun 2009, 23:16
06 Jan 2009, 21:10
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.
04 Oct 2008, 07:26
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.
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