Morrillo, Panama. Can you pin it on a map? In fact, if you ask anyone in Panama, they likely won't know either. For a small and beautiful country, this part of Panama - The Azuero Coast in particular the "Sunset Coast" on the Western side of the Peninsula has been largely overlooked for development and why so many people call it the undiscovered part of Panama.
Along the rustically paved 60 mile road that runs north to south along the western coast of the peninsula, there are a few towns sprinkled about, undeveloped beaches, and it ends at the Cerro Hoya National Park with mountains reaching into the cloud forest at just over 5,000ft.
Having been settled just over 10,000 years ago, you might expect to see more going here especially tourism. However, other than rice fields and cattle grazing, this area of Panama has largely been overlooked and remained hidden from development. So what's the deal? If it's that beautiful, where is everyone? Mostly, it's because of the distance from the city, and the time it takes to get here. Oh, and the road which is currently being rebuilt. That said, traveling to remote destinations comes with a certain sense of discovery, excitement, and the feeling of being more of an explorer than a tourist. To the adventurers who make it here, the rewards are totally worth it.
"Wild, Stunning, and Remote. This place is the bomb." Joe, California
"As someone who has traveled the world - from the highest mountain, to the most remote jungles, and everywhere in between - I am still amazed to discover this patch of paradise exists." 5 star google review by Daniel
In a time when taking a break but avoiding crowds is on the short list, "getting away from it all, disconnect and reconnect with yourself, and nature."(5 bubble Trip Advisor Review by Claire.) That's what awaits in this part of Panama.
Your Friends in Morrillo,
Cari and Ryan Mackey
Owners and Hosts
Morrillo Beach Eco Resort
TURTLE TIME: Crawling closer to our goal, a donation of just $25 provides materials needed for the safe hatching of baby sea turtles.
Click the image to show these babies how much you love them.