Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
What We Love
- Sea turtles who frequent the neighboring beach
- The lodge’s Pacific Ocean-facing spa Paslama Oasis
- Morning yoga at the 4,300-square-foot open-air pavilion
- The working organic farm onsite
What To Know
- Prepare to climb a few extra flights of stairs if you opt for one of the Ocean-View Bungalows
- The property includes a child-friendly pool
- Guests are just a minute’s walk from Ocotal Beach
- As a way to support the hotel’s commitment to its surrounding community, guests can choose to make a donation to a local school
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Rambling jungle retreat on its own stretch of private Nicaraguan beach, with bamboo bungalows, a waterfront spa, and an strong eco-conscious lean
Anyone seeking access to the crystalline waters of Playa Ocotal, a shady cove just south of Granada, has to be a guest at this scrupulous Nicaraguan hideaway—and you’ll never lose sight of the ocean from its 15 open-wall bungalows or the waterfront spa, which features sandy floors and sea breeze-flavored treatments. The property is equally unabashed about its commitment to planet saving. Composting, reforestation efforts, an earth-friendly construction—this solar-powered retreat does it all. Over half of the ingredients used at the resort’s restaurant La Bastide—from the mint that garnishes the mojito to the herbs in your chimchurri—are grown on the property (there’s even a sustainable shrimp farm). For a literal taste of your environs, make a visit to the onsite farm, where you can milk the resident cows, pick fresh eggs, and get a crash-course in tortilla-making before tucking into a rustic, hearth-fired breakfast.
In the Area
Morgan’s Rock is a two-hour drive from the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua (if you’re feeling extra flush, the resort has its own private landing strip—it’s about a 35-minute flight from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport). Once you arrive, revel in your rural surroundings—an idyllic mix of mango orchards and volcanic peaks. Whether you’re here for water sports, sunset sails, bird watching (you’re in macaw and egret territory, after all), or jungle walks, the staff can happily arrange a variety of area excursions. The hotel also offers a clutch of curated cultural experiences, from a visit to a local spice market to lunch in colonial Granada.
How to Get There
Such a beautiful place to stay and we were so well looked after. Morgan’s Rock is even better than the pictures online. So beautifully done-restful,relaxing and perfect for all of our family. The beach is perfect and the food wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay to celebrate a birthday.
My only regret is that I could only spent 3 days there! It is a beautiful ecolodge surrounded by privatised jungle forest and with an access to a private and completely secluded beach. The property is so beautiful and everything has been thought off so well, that there is nothing you lack or miss. Ocean is the first thing you see upon waking up, what else can you wish for? I was after a complete seclusion and relaxation and I received it. The staff is very friendly and professional and felt looked after at all times, whilst also given privacy. The food is the best I had in Nicaragua. Highly recommended!
This will probably sound like a paid ad but trust me it is not. The only thing my family and I were paid with is the hospitality of the staff and the sense of pure relaxation we had while staying in Morgans.
We traveled the word but this place is something unique. French owners bought this 4 acre property in the 90s and instead of commercially developing it and destroying the ecosystem they left the nature as it is. There are just few villas ( I think 15-16) that were constructed to blend in the environment and not cause too much stress to the nature and wildlife. Beach is just amazing 1,5 km wide with the river estuary right in the middle of it.
Before arriving we were a little bit stressed to sleep in the room with no windows, just mosquito nets surrounded by the jungle, but waking up with the spectacular view over huge private and empty Ocotal beach is just out of this world. I still miss falling asleep and waking up with the sound of the waves crashing on the soft sand.
All the staff is completely amazing just like most of the Nica people. Everyone really enjoys doing their job and is extremely happy when their guests are happy.
I would like to specially mention Andrea, their director of sales. Such a smart girl, she understands and takes care of everything after just few sentences. We stayed for 2 nights in the hotel and later went to Corn islands but as the whether was not so good there and we had bad experience with Yemaya Hotel we decided we want to go back to Morgans. We contacted Andrea again and she helped us organize a private charter all the way from Big corn to Isla Esmeralda airport.
Special thanks to Bismark, Felix, Ivar and the nice beach bar waiter that saw us trying to open the coconut and then picked a few and when we got back from lunch sliced coco was waiting for us as a dessert- free of charge. The cleaning ladies and men were just amazing as well as their turndown service every night.
We had a nice turtle watching tour with Juan Bosco and really enjoyed horseback riding with Harvy to learn more about this amazing property and ecosystem.
What did we liked the most? Besides the staff we really liked the beach. It was huge, you could walk up and down all the day and never felt bored. Even when the hotel is full, beach still looks completely empty and private. Cabanas at the beach are so beautiful and made us extremely lazy, just sleeping and swimming / bodyboarding for most of the days. There is also a small river estuary in the middle of the beach where you can just take a kayak and paddle along the mangroves.
What surprised us the most? Food is absoultely amazing, every day they have different options for the breakfast ( usually 3-4 options) and dinner 3 starters and 3 entrees. Only lunch everyday the same menu but in general we were really really happy with the food. We met the chef and you could really see that he likes his job, he even made for us special seafood risotto that wasnt on the menu for our last lunch.
Usually it is rare for us to come back to the same country or hotel but this is the place where we will come back for sure. It is a hidden gem that everyone needs to know about.
Best resort. The property and beach are both unspoiled by tourism and are as nice or better than any of the four seasons resorts. The staff is friendly and caters to the individual customer. We will be back.
Love every moment of our stay in Morgans Rock, the beach, our villa overlooking ocean , food and service...Cant wait to return.This place is for people who avoid big resorts with all inclusive and prefer smaller , quite places.