SURF MORRILLO & PLAYA REINA
Playa Morrillo is only 5 mins away (1.5km) by car from the hotel. Playa Morrillo has what all surfers are looking for, a world class wave and no one but yourself on it!!
People surfing Morrillo commonly state that the wave is world class. PlayaMorrillo is the most consistent beach break in the whole of Panama. Surfers come here when there are no waves elsewhere in Panama (at its best at 30cm). The reason for such consistent waves is for three main reasons. Morrillo has an unrestricted path all the way to the tip of South America, which means that any weather systems affecting the western coast of South America will be received here. To the west of Morrillo is a set of mountains that continue their descent into the sea this dramatic change of depth provides a perfect condition for even the smallest swells to create for you great waves. And lastly, the Morrillo river regularly feeds Playa Morrillo with sand to create a chain of moving sand banks which further enhance the swells that arrive from here.
Morrillo is, until recently, a hidden wave and not too far away is another hidden wave- Playa Riena! If Morrillo is too big people go to Playa Riena.
Best periods of the year to surf is summer time between December and April where there is a gentle offshore breeze that makes the wave stand up and prolong its duration.
Stayng at El Sol Morrillo Surfer Rooms you can look at the conditions of the wave from your shower, if it is too big for you, stay in bed or you have other close options to surf. Notably Playa Riena, Palo Seco, & Playa Malena! And our surf guide can take you to other hidden breaks in the area. Boat trips & stays to Santa Catalina & Playa Grande can be organised for you.
We offer various services for surfers. Lessons & Surf Safaris an be arranged, a surf shop with basic gear is available, & ding repair locally can be arranged.
Two beginner surf boards are free to hotel guests. An early takeaway breakfast can be organised (at 6:00 am), so you do not go hungry or either come back to finish your breakfast before 10:00 am. We also provide Surfer Dinners for when you come back with that ferocious appetite.
If you do not have transport we can organize drop off and pick up at Playa Morrillo and other surf locations in the area.
Chose a Surfer Package and get picked up at the airport!