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Address: Avenida Morro Negrito, El Morro Negro, Panama
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+507 65616206

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Total dream trip not at all a total nightmare

I had researched a bit on morro negrito before heading to panama when we arrived in Santa Catalina we met a couple that just came from there and loved it! She was a beginner... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2013
Michelle L
Manzanita, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The facility is nice. The food was good. The boat driver Eric was good. The Surf guide Alex was a cool guy. But the place of going down hill fast. I see potential in the location and the concept btu when I went I was not happy with the surfing side I service. I know they can't create waves. So... More 

7 Thank Travelcarlospecho
morronegro, Owner at Albergue Morro Negrito, responded to this review

As the review states, the place and staff is good. Though, the swell was not pumping and therefore this person is upset. Unfortunately we do not have a wave machine. Eric, the boat captain, is a local surfer that rips. Eric knows the optimal conditions for each surf break better than anyone. So if Eric drives the boat to a... More 

Manzanita, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had researched a bit on morro negrito before heading to panama when we arrived in Santa Catalina we met a couple that just came from there and loved it! She was a beginner surfer and her boyfriend was more experienced. My friend is more learning as well and myself a bit more experienced. We were looking for a non... More 

3 Thank Michelle L
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Morro Negrito's location is special - remote yet accessible and incredibly beautiful. Although there are a number of wonderful features it is really let down by poor organisation and upkeep. SURFING - My friend and I (beginner surfers) had been told when we originally inquired that the surf camp was beginner friendly. But when we arrived the only 'surfing instructor'... More 

6 Thank Ruth R
morronegro, Owner at Albergue Morro Negrito, responded to this review

This person was afraid to be in ankle-deep water. If you are afraid of the ocean, please do not make a reservation out our surf camp. We can teach you to surf, but we are not professional counselors. The website is very clear, this is a rustic surf camp on a remote and beautiful island. More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I went two years ago before all the problems and the confusion. I came back again this year to the now Alberque Morro Negrito - Owned and operated by Marilyn. It was the same place I went to two years ago - In front of the break Emily's. Its a well established place. The food was great! See my pictures.... More 

1 Thank dtl578
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2012

My 15 year old son and I just returned from seven days at the REAL Morro Negrito surf camp. There are two Morro Negrito camps. One is run by Steve Thompson and the other, which we stayed at, is run by Steve's son Glen and Glen's mother. I have no experience with Steve's camp and this review does not reflect... More 

9 Thank FLSurfDad
Osnabruck, Germany
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 6, 2012

I spent about a week at Morro Negrito and had an awesome time with lots of fun waves. I surfed mostly at Sandbar - a punchy, uncrowded beach break. There were even two days with enough swell for Isla Silva - a beautiful place with great surf. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Food was delicious - lots of fresh... More 

1 Thank Daniela121980
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2012

Our trip to Albergue Morro Negrito was a complete nightmare. After a day of travel, we found ourselves stuck on the other side of a locked gate just outside of the camp. It was completely dark and we had all of our gear and surfboards in hand. The owner, on the other side of the gate, was refusing to let... More 

15 Thank sixfeetglass
morronegro, Owner at Albergue Morro Negrito, responded to this review

These travelers had paid Steve Thompson of Surfer Paradise the full amount before arrival. Steve will have travelers believe that they are going to Morro Negrito, but switch the location at the last minute. Surf trips through Steve will not be at Morro Negrito. It is only logical that we do not offer our services when another operation receives payment.... More 

New York, NY
1 review
Reviewed February 27, 2012

I spent five nights at Morro Negrito earlier this month, had a great time and will definitly go back. I was looking for a surfing/spearfishing/diving adventure which is exactly what i got at a reasonable price. FYI Morro Negrito is presently operated by Glen Thompson, as opposed to Steve Thompson who now runs an independent outfit on the mainland. I... More 

Thank NDZ77777777
Farmington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2011

I recently returned from a week at Morro Negrito and the entire experience was awesome. I booked this trip months in advance and watched the reviews pour in from other surfers. I wasn't sure exactly how everything was going to come together but it did; flawlessly. We arrived in Panama and were greeted by David who was amazingly helpful and... More 

1 Thank samparks42
Dana Point, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 26, 2011

What a great place to be a surfer, there are 5 local surfers on the island that bring an aloha spirit that I have never felt in Central America after 4 trips to Costa Rica, 1 to El Salvador and 2 to Mainland Mex it is nice to find a place that has it all: A heavy Indo like left... More 

1 Thank surftheworld949

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