OCOTAL BEACH, Nicaragua—This country is shedding its past war-torn image and visitors are coming in droves to experience an authentic Central American experience. For the ever-increasing numbers of eco-minded travelers who seek out the “next Costa Rica,” Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge provides the perfect destination.
One of Latin America’s leading agro-tourism operations, south of Granada, the oldest city in the Americas and just north of the Costa Rican border, Morgan’s Rock is the perfect base from which to explore southern Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. Guests at the Ecolodge can take fascinating day tours exploring active volcanoes, national parks, handicraft markets, the picturesque cities of San Juan del Sur and Granada, and the majestic tropical Lake Nicaragua, one of the largest in the world. Madera Beach, near San Juan del Sur, has become one of Nicaragua’s top surfing spots.
The Morgan’s Rock Hacienda is designed for travelers in search of luxury combined with the excitement of the tropics. A pristine beach and a unique protected primary dry forest environment surround the resort, which represents one of Latin America’s outstanding agro-tourism operations. Guests can learn about tree farming, reforestation, sustainable agriculture, and traditional farming on special tours. The Hacienda and Ecolodge include fifteen hand-detailed private bungalows made of exotic tropical hardwoods with decks open to spectacular views of the ocean and forest and feature a king-size bed, a sofa bed, hammocks and an open-air shower.
As an adventure on its own or as the perfect extension to a Costa Rican vacation, Morgan’s Rock is easily reached by American, Delta, and Continental who all fly to Managua. Granada is little more than an hour from Managua by rental car, bus, or taxi. An eco-vacation at this exciting and innovative small resort offers comfortable accommodations, a delicious cuisine, which represents a fusion between Nicaraguan, Central and South American specialties and unlimited adventures.