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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/06/21 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
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
5.0
Value
4.9
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Property amenities
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
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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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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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Peter C wrote a review Jun 2022
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This place is absolutely one of the last places on Earth that you can call true paradise! Foremost the location: If you are looking to get away from it all, in a beautiful tropical jungle, beaches where nobody has set a footprint on, surfing that is from beginner to advanced, this place has it. It’s one of the few places on Earth where you are guaranteed to score no matter when you visit, although, rainy season is the beat for surfing. Their are multi Points to take off from lefts and rights. AND you do not have to bring a board, you can rent soft-tops surfboards, top notch surfboards, paddle boards, kayaks, beach umbrellas, etc… you do not need to worry about bringing your own a equipment because they have you covered. You have 2 options of getting there: they will provide a shuttle service from the airport or you may rent a car. I highly suggest an AWD or 4 x 4 because the last stretch. The Staff: Cari, Ryan, Carlos and the rest of the crew treat you like family! You don’t speak Spanish, no problem. You only speak Spanish, no problem. If they make it happen they will. The food: Every-time I go away my stomach feels a little off. This time it couldn’t be happier! The food is absolutely delicious! All ingredients are locally sourced and made fresh that day! And they are other fabulous places to eat within a short drive. The vibe: True relaxation or true adventure! You pick! They have adventures that you can add on in advance that our incredible! Ask about them. Or you could do what we did, went for walks on the beaches & surf! The price: You can’t beat it! I actually think they should charge more but because of their remote location their will be technically difficulties but nothing that an open mind can’t handle. The nature: The monkeys are truly unique and amazing! Marine creature are in all oceans but they aren’t to worry about. Overall: After reflecting on the week, my husband (and yes, the absolutely LGBTQ friendly) and I spent there, it was truly one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. This is what Costa Rica was like 20 years ago. Pure Vida!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PJ, your review actually brings a bit of tears to my eyes. I love the way it helped bring me back to our time here with you and Harry and how much we enjoyed your story telling, your kindness, your adventurous spirits, and just overall making new friends with you both. You definitely scored amazing waves every day and I'm so happy for you to have had the experience of such amazing and uncrowded surf. Thank you for taking the time to share the finer details for future travelers planning a dream stay with us so they know what to expect and can be prepared to experience a remote paradise with great food, incredible nature, family style service and even better waves. We are so thankful to have made great new friends with both of you and truly hope to see you again here some day or perhaps in FL or on the waves somewhere on this beautiful planet. Sending you both so much love, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, Melikki, our entire team, and the monkeys too!!
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Resort494730 wrote a review Jun 2022
Petoskey, Michigan15 contributions
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This is my 7th visit, I now go about twice a year. I love knowing my trip with be packed with fun adventures, great food capped off with delicious drinks and blissful sleep. Each morning I am greeted by monkeys and a beer after a surf session. All this and the only thing I have to do is show up ready for fun. I’m already planning my next trip. I recommend this place for families, couples and singles who love adventure and relaxation.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write another review about your stay with us. Your family is amazing and we always have so much fun surfing, adventuring, eating, and drinking with you all. We too are counting the days until you return. Thank you for the high score and great recommendation to other families like yours. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, the whole team and the monkeys too!
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Joey wrote a review Jun 2022
The Hague, The Netherlands2 contributions
Our stay was perfect. What a beautiful location! If you're on a roadtrip from Panama to Bocas, it's definitely worths a stop for a couple of nights. Rooms are clean, nicely decorated. The balcony is really nice to relax. Bar/restaurant terrace is amazing with good food and beers. Thanks to Cari, Harold and all other crew for a great stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review about your stay with us! We really enjoyed hosting you here in this magical place. Thank you for your kindness to our team and for taking the time to enjoy the surrounding nature. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food, col-col beers, and making the trip to stay with us. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, the whole team and the monkeys too!
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Vicki Y wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California47 contributions35 helpful votes
The reviews here are all on point - Morrillo Beach Eco Resort is freakin amazing. From the time we inquired about booking to the time we got home, Cari, Ryan and the team took care of us and showed us a wonderful time. Some highlights: -SPECTACULAR location. The cove and beach in front of the lodge are like a movie set. -Great accommodations. The rooms are huge and very comfy. The lodge (where we spent a big chunk of our time hanging out) was warm, had a nice breeze blowing through, and always had someone helpful nearby -The wildlife viewing! We saw and definitely heard howler monkeys, cicadas, birds, bats, frogs. -Successful surfing. I’ve surfed for more than a decade and found the location quite fun. My spouse had no clue what he was doing. But by the end of the week, after Ryan’s teaching and helpful hand (or 40) in the first few days, my husband was out catching waves by himself. Also, the nearest beach has very few rocks, so it’s a GREAT place to learn (meaning, to fall) - we have some great compilation videos of this learning process. -The hiking and visiting a local family for lunch were a lot of fun (the latter might have been the highlight activity of the trip). -The food… *drool* We kept saying the food was so “clean” - every meal was hand-prepped, delicious, and felt great to eat. Not sure how to better describe it, but the food was one of the best parts of the stay! -The team. Everyone treated our stay with so much care. Cari and Ryan felt like family by the end of the week (we had some pretty good games of Qwirkle and Code Names!), and their team was always available, helpful, patient, and fun (my husband said to shout out Diego for some awesome Witcher 3 conversations) 100% recommend and will definitely return. Thanks Cari, Ryan, and team! Hopefully see you again sooner rather than later :)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded May 27, 2022
OH Wow Vicki!! We didn't want you to leave either. Freakin?! I just love this, your review has me in stitches! You are hilarious. You pretty much covered all the aspects of your stay here and we couldn't agree more with you. By the middle of the trip you felt like family. We enjoyed our time with you both, playing games, sharing stories, eating a LOT of tasty clean food, and going on adventures together. Thank you for your unbelievable kindness to our team and when Diego reads this review, he's gonna love the final comment. Our team reads every review and they so much appreciate your words and appreciation. We hope you will come back again soon for more surfing (or falling), adventure, food, and kind Panamanian culture. Until next time when you kick all our butts again in Qwirkle. Your Friends/Family Always, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, The whole team and the monkeys too!
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Kirk H wrote a review May 2022
Ouray, Colorado31 contributions5 helpful votes
Just where I needed to be with everything I needed. Not your typical “ Resort” which is just the way my family likes it. Cari and Ryan and staff made our trip seamless, we only had to make the small decisions like, should I go surfing , Take a nap, go on a jungle hike , eat killer homemade food, go for hike on the beach ! We really enjoyed the cultural immersion , wether it was hanging out with the staff or hiking into the Jungle and having lunch with the locals. Surfing was amazing for all levels and they had the best surfboard selection I have ever seen in a resort( probably because Ryan and Cari are bad ass surfers ) . I just love the vibe here , Rooms are so comfortable and the company was amazing. This will be a family trip that we will always remember.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 27, 2022
Hey There Kirk and Family, Thank you so much for this amazing review about your stay with us. We are so happy to hear how comfortable you felt here with your family, how you appreciated the ease of the all-inclusive package travel, and of course the surf, comfort and vibe of this magical place. Your group was so much fun to host here, take on adventures, and share the waves with. You all did so well surfing, it was just amazing to see how much the kids liked it too! That way, you are sure to return here some day. We hope those memories bring back all the fun stories of your time here with us and of course the random monkey surprise you had! That's not something you'll ever forget for sure. Thank you again for the kind words, high score, and recommendation to other adventurous families like yours. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, our team, the monkeys and Steve too!
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Roberta E wrote a review May 2022
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When your alarm clock is a colony of endangered Howler Monkeys, you know you're staying in the right place. I can't say enough good things about the proprietors, the staff, the room and the bed (Comfy!). You just need to come here to stay for your vacation.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 15, 2022
Oh Roberta. Your words are like music to our ears! Thank you for your sweet and kind review about us, our team, and the comfort of our rooms. Natures alarm clock is unlike anything in the world that, as you said, can only be experienced to appreciate. Thank you again for the high rating and recommendation to future travelers like you guys. We enjoyed meeting you and hosting you in this magical place. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, our team and the monkeys too!
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B.V. wrote a review May 2022
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Had reservation cancelled by owner and money gone. No refund, no voucher. Tried booking 2 rooms for our family vacation with 3 teens who were visiting from overseas. The queen room + 1 single bed said "sleeps 3"on the website, but turned out not available for our child+12. Suggested to let him sleep on a mattress, offered bringing our own mattress. No. Ended up booking 4 kms away for the kids, but Cari (owner Morillo Beach Eco resort) did not allow the kids visiting us, not even when we offered to pay day passes for them. The day after we received an email that our reservation for the double room had been cancelled, our money was taken from our bank account. No refund, no voucher. Did not stay and money is gone.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 15, 2022
Dear Barbara, I'm so sorry you and your family weren't able to come and stay with us during that holiday week. I am sure you would have had a great time together in this magical place. Despite our conversations on the phone and via text I made it very clear with you that we were full and didn't have room for your family at that time. I know how much you wanted to be here but your last minute plans, especially for international travelers on one of our busiest holiday weeks just didn't work out unfortunately. You had a reservation for one room and we waited for you that day as well as the next without notice from you and in fact we thought you had maybe been in an accident. We tried to contact you without any response from you until a week later. So you are correct, you did not qualify for a refund. Our policies are very clear and in place to protect our guests, our team, and our business. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience so future travelers remember to read our reservation and cancellation policies. We wish you the best in your future travels. Respectfully, Cari Mackey Owner and Host
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cbmaymay wrote a review May 2022
Crested Butte, Colorado2 contributions
Our trip exceeded our expectations! We loved the authenticity of the resort-Cari and Ryan and their staff are extremely friendly and hospitable. The lodging is welcoming and comfortably nestled in the jungle. The beach is deserted, clean, great for surfing, boogie boarding, swimming and walking/running. The food was all locally sourced, all homemade, and all delicious. The excursions were fun. The cultural immersion and total detachment from the outside world was exactly what we were looking for to maximize our time with our family and friends.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 5, 2022
Dearest Mary and Family and Friends, We just had so much fun with you all. Every day was filled with an adventure together, laughs, stories, and now new friendships.! Thank you for your kind comments about your experience with us, our service, and the comfort of the surroundings. Thank you also for being part of the clean beach team. It may seem like a futile effort (which it is) but every bag, every day makes a difference in so many ways and we really appreciate your help! It was pretty awesome seeing you all detach from technology, embrace the adventure, play games together, and focus on creating lifetime memories together. Thank you again for your high rating and recommendation to others. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, the whole team and the monkeys too!
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richardlaub2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
Jamesville, New York1 contribution
Our family was drawn to this vacation for its potential to provide us with a unique Eco experience. We certainly were not disappointed and our expectations were exceeded. During this 7 day stay, we not only enjoyed the serenity and beauty of the natural beach and resort but also participated in several adventures. The beach was almost exclusively ours for the entire time. The mile long stretch consisted of wide sandy beaches lined with coconut trees and other local vegetation. The water was beautiful both in temperature and beautiful waves for surfing, boogie boarding or just swimming and floating. The adventures consisted of hikes to natural waterfalls and swimming pools deep in the woods as well as paddle board and kayak adventures in mangrove estuaries and visits to a local family farm where you are totally immersed in the local culture. Each adventure was led by friendly and capable guides who worked for the resort. The resort is limited to 6 bedrooms leading to to the exclusivity and atmosphere. The location is literally integrated with the forest so every day, from your deck, you have the experience of seeing and hearing the howler monkeys, toucans as well as a variety of other birds. The local vegetation is also outstanding and this gives you the feeling of living in a treehouse in the middle of the forest.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 28, 2022
Dearest Richard and Family, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share with other your experiences here while staying with us. EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED!!! Yahooooo! We just love hearing that. You guys were so much fun to host in this magical place. We just love it when families spend such intimate time together in nature, surrounded by the kind culture of the Panamanians, playing games, and certainly a lot of adventures! You guys tried a bit of everything here and we cannot thank you enough for your trust in us to safely host you here and share this amazing place with you. Our treehouse will always be open to you and your family. Thank you for your high rating and recommendation to others. Your Friends Always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, the team and the monkeys too!!
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Annie C wrote a review Apr 2022
Telluride, Colorado8 contributions
If you crave adventure in a picturesque setting at a comfortable and inviting eco lodge, Morillo Beach Resort is your place. While it is a bit of a time commitment to travel to Morillo, the investment is well worth it. It gave our family the opportunity to spend quality time together and disconnect from technology (there is internet but it is a bit spotty which in my book was a huge bonus). My two teenage daughters really enjoyed the experience as well and realized how refreshing it was to be not glued to a screen. While the rooms at Morillo are comfortable for an eco-lodge, we spent most of our time in the open air palapa restaurant/lounge soaking up the beautiful view of the beach and estuary. Morillo is a wonderful place to be active and experience unique adventures-swimming in the estuary, surfing, hiking, jumping into fresh waterfall pools. Morillo is a wonderful spot to learn how to surf as you have the surf break all to yourself. Ryan is a very patient and reassuring surf instructor. Our other guides, Carlos and Diego have an in-depth knowledge of the area and a unique local perspective that added to the experience. The excursions were the perfect combination of adventure and learning about the unique culture of the Panamanians.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 21, 2022
Wow Annie! This is an incredible review and I cannot thank you enough for putting so much time to descriptively share your experience with other adventurous traveling families like yours. In particular, we are quite thankful that you were all able to disconnect from the busy and enticing world of technology and really connect with each other instead through adventures, games, and just simply time together creating a lifetime of memories. You should all be very proud of your surfing successes and we hope you are reflecting on how much fun you had and how well you did so that you are dreaming of your next trip to build on that. Thank you for your kind words about our staff and your experiences with them. They will very much enjoy hearing this and we always love to hear how much our guests appreciate them. Your friends always in Morrillo, Cari, Ryan, Tila, Princessa, the team and the monkeys too!!
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PRICE RANGE
$116 - $130 (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.
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.
Does Morrillo Beach Eco Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Morrillo Beach Eco Resort offers airport transportation 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.