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Morrillo Beach Eco Resort

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1 Morrillo Beach, Playa Morrillo Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Morrillo
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Beautiful beachfront Eco Resort with access to all levels of surfing, paddle-boarding, and other ocean adventures. We also guide adventurous visitors to waterfalls, and the Cerro Hoyas National Park. We have a great little restaurant with a focus on the farm-to-table concept and a bar with home brewed artisan beers to compliment the tasty foods. Built in 2018, with A/C, hot water, french linens, and incredible views of the ocean, estuary, jungle, and gardens. Come, take an adventure, learn to surf, experience the raw nature of the jungle and finish it off with a cold-cold microbrew at the bar and a peaceful nights rest in our comfortable beds.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Hiking
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Massage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Pete k wrote a review Yesterday
Sacramento, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were running a bit late for the waterfall hike and were greeted warmly by Cari and Carlos. Upon arrival you can already see how special this place is! The lush and colorful plants and flowers capture this oceanside setting perfectly. Once we had unloaded our gear we embarked on the waterfall hike. Being that April is the hottest month of the year in Panama there wasn't much fall to the falls but the hike was beautiful. Carlos was eager to share his knowledge of the native plants and animals along the way. We were surprised with smoothies made by the fruit from the property's owner at the end of the hike. Our stay at the Eco Lodge was nothing short of amazing. Their fresh organic food is sourced personally by Cari and Ryan by local farmers as well as their amazing coffee. We were each given an ice cold home-brewed craft beer as we checked in. I believe they had 5 or 6 to choose from! The rooms were private, very clean and the beds were very comfortable. This was so nice after a long day of travelling. The Lodge sit on a hill above a bay where the surf is great for all levels of surfers. The breakfast was abundant with super fresh fruits among many other things. This was my favorite spot on our 2 week vacation in Panama. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dearest Pete and Fun Group of Friends, This is such a nice review and with great details about your quick experience here. Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your visit with others. Though your stay was quick, we know that you will be back some day for more adventure, col-col beers, great food, and a soft pillow. To say that it was your favorite spot in Panama really touches our hearts and we cannot thank you enough for the high recommendation. Until next time my friends. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Remo, Tila, and our whole team.
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Jeffrey D wrote a review Yesterday
Volcan, Panama4 contributions6 helpful votes
I am an owner of an eco resort in Panama up in the mountains. Many of our guests have been to Morrillo Beach Resort which is why we decided to go check it out. It is a superb resort, great rooms and food. Cari the owner is super attentive to making sure you have everything you need. The resort overlooks a stunning beach and estuary where the tides flow in and out all day. The view is nothing short of spectacular and you basically have a front row seat of both the estuary with mangroves and the open sandy beach with waves. Great surfing location. In addition to the small estuary and open beach there is an island a short walking distance which allows access to the open ocean and rocky coastline with cool tidal pools at low tide to look at urchins, fish and tidal marine life. If you looking for a remote beach location and diverse marine environments this is the place. The resort has some nice coastal forest that support a family of howler monkeys. We will be back! Thank you Cari for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dearest Jeffrey and Family, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review about your recent stay with us. We are so thankful to have made friends with you all and connecting after hearing such great things about your special spot in the world up in the cloud forest of Panama. It sounds and looks so beautiful, I cannot wait until the day we can explore and experience it. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed the surrounding nature and great beach followed by our service in our restaurant and ending the day in your cozy rooms. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Remo, Tila, and our team.
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cehowe100 wrote a review May 6
telluride3 contributions
This was a great place to relax and unwind and enjoy the nature all around you! From the jungle environment, to the estuary, to the beach it was peaceful and tranquil. One could sit on their terrace all day and read or just take in all the jungle noises and life, from the howler monkeys to all the bird life. The rooms are comfy, cozy, and super quiet. They have air conditioning and super comfortable beds to sleep in after a long day of surfing! The surf beach is very close by and easy to access. A cool part is to get to the beach you have to paddle across a short estuary. The surf beach is safe to be in, and catching waves didn't seem to be any trouble! This was a great place to visit and enjoy some R and R!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dear Chris, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your relaxing holiday time spent here with us in Morrillo. Your idea of relaxing is certainly different from that of the rest of the world; a run in the morning followed by two surf sessions and beach explorations in between! I hope you got some rest when you returned home. You were both such a great pleasure to host here for your surf safari, hiking/jungle adventures, and cultural immersion, we are still talking about you guys and how much we enjoyed sharing the waves with you, serving you in our restaurant, and taking you on fun adventures. We are so thankful to you for choosing to stay with us when your original plans to another country did not quite work out for you. Thank you for trusting us to safely host you here and we hope that you are dreaming of your return to this magical place for more great surf, adventures, and col-col beers / champagne. ;) Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Remo, and Team. Monkeys too!
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Tina R wrote a review Apr 2021
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Morrillo Beach Eco Resort is about 6 hours drive from Panama City. It is really worth the trip! The location is remote, uncrowded and natural. The property in on the hillside beside the estuary and there are 2 buildings. The hotel building, and the restaurant/lounge /surf staging and the office. Both building are set amongst the canopy and offer nice shade, a good breeze and an abundance of wildlife for your viewing. It is common to see Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Iguanas, Butterflies, and many varieties of birds. The two building are separated by a beautiful shaded walking path lined with trees, plants, and flowers including orchids. Each of the 6 hotel rooms in the hotel building have a veranda with comfy chairs for reading and nature watching. The hotel rooms have good working A/C units and fans, comfy beds, and fresh tasty water for drinking. They also have really cool wall art which is a bonus. We stayed on the upper floor and the ceilings were really tall, the rooms are simple but very spacious which is nice. The have shampoo, conditioner and body wash which are good quality. Bring your own lotion. The towels and linens are all of good quality too. We stayed 12 nights and the hotel was kind enough to do a load of wash for us 1/2 way through our stay, this was really helpful so we didn't have to pack tons of clothes and travel with a lot of bags. The restaurant building also has space on both levels with a beautiful view for lounging and reading, chatting with other guests, or playing games. We didn't have our children with us but if you having kids there are several arts and craft type activities and even a treasure hunt which is really cool. The surf board selection great, ranging from soft top for real beginners too boards for experts. They also have kayaks, paddle boards, and boogie boards. We used several different surf boards, and also paddle boarded the estuary which is beautiful and very calming. The surf staging area has both cool and hot showers right when you come out of the water, as well as well as bathrooms and fresh beach towels for you. Either Ryan, Cari, or one of the team is usually there to great you with a cold beer and ask about your surf session. There are many different activities/tours that you can arrange. We did a beautiful waterfall hike, the Panamanian home tour, a cooking class, and a surf lesson. All were local, private, and very interesting experiences. Carlos, one of their team members, and Cari are both full of very interesting information about the local nature and keep the tours interesting with their knowledge. My husband and I were there mostly to surf, which was wonderful. The beach right at the resort was perfect for beginners, up to experts. We really loved that the beach was sand, with no reef or rocks to navigate. We also surfed at a spot just a few minutes down the beach that was really great a low tide so if you really want to pack in all the surfing possible, there are many different options in the day. The beaches are really peaceful, there isn't anyone on them except people from Morrillo Beach Eco Resort, and a few indigenous kids playing in the estuary on the weekends. If you like beaches all to yourself this is a really perfect spot. You can walk for miles if you wish and it is completely safe. All of Panama seemed very safe. We did the Premier All Inclusive package, which I would recommend if you do not want to rent a car. Cari picks out great places and people for you, she knows the area and I feel like we had a better experience that way rather than trying to choose things on our own. The drivers were great, the cars were clean, and they were always on time and following Covid protocol. The hotel in Panama City was super cool, it was lush and tropical with a cool Biergarden, super cool decor. A bonus that it was in the downtown area, there is plenty to walk around and see and great restaurants around. We ate an Italian place right around the corner, Lucca, that had great Italian and was reasonably priced compared to the states. The all inclusive meal plan at Morrillo was so amazing! You will not go hungry at all, I rotated between stuffed and not stuffed everyday. I could have eaten less but the food was so good I ate more than I normally would, and really enjoyed the meals. I would recommend the premium all inclusive if you want a worry free, really nice vacation. Cari even set up Covid testing for us when we were leaving in Panama City that was really easy, a drive up location that our driver took us to, and we got our results back in just a couple hours. I would highly recommend MBER!! These folks genuinely want you to have a lovely vacation and cater to making sure that happens. It was truly refreshing to be at a resort where the owners Cari and Ryan, and their team are all happy, smiling, and provide you with an amazing experience!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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HOLY COW TINA!!! This is truly an incredible review. Thank you for going above and beyond to share your experience, and the magic of this place for others to read about. You were both such a great pleasure to host here for your surf safari, hiking/jungle adventures, and cultural immersion, we are still talking about you guys and how much we enjoyed sharing the waves with you, serving you in our restaurant, and taking you on fun adventures. We are so thankful to you for choosing to stay with us when your original plans to another country did not quite work out for you. Thank you for trusting us to safely host you here and we hope that you are dreaming of your return to this magical place for more great surf, adventures, and col-col beers / champagne. ;) Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Remo, and Team. Monkeys too!
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kdeeter2001 wrote a review Apr 2021
Longmont, Colorado2 contributions
Murillo Beach Eco Resort is a small, quaint, remote destination of a lifetime! It was build from the ground up by the amazing Cari, a true Panama legend, and Ryan, a creative partner in making dreams come true. Picture yourself, nestled on a beach, near mangroves, with gorgeous forests, tropical wild life and amazing food. The surf at this spot is perfect for the beginners, and the more experienced crew have options close by. There are nearby hikes to waterfalls, visits with the locals, exploration of tidal pools.... you make your own adventures with Cari or Ryan to guide or teach you. Cari and Ryan have such devotion to the environment! This place is a work of love! All food is deliciously and healthfully prepared, with local ingredients, and supplemented with other ingredients keeping as much packaging out of the supply as possible. There was so much to do and see, explore and taste. We were simultaneously relaxed, energized and exhausted! Exactly what we were looking for!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dearest Kelli, What an amazing time we had hosting you both in this magical place. We only wish you could have stayed longer so we had more time with you. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a descriptive review about your stay here so that others too may experience the magic of this place. We are so happy to hear how you enjoyed the remoteness of the place while being surrounded by nature, culture, great surf, good food, and col-col beers. We hope you have recovered from your adventure filled exciting holiday here and that you are dreaming of your return some day. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Remo, and Team. Monkeys too!
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PanamaVeraguas ProvincePlaya Morrillo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Morrillo Beach Eco Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa Morrillo (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, El Sol Bistro Restaurant, and La Chantin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Morrillo Beach Eco Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Morrillo Beach Eco Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Morrillo Beach Eco Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.