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
- 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
We just spent a fabulous week at the hacienda staying in one of the two room villas. My husband and I in one room and our three adult kids in the other and it was superb. I have never been anywhere where the staff impressed me so much. They were discreet and respectful but always available and always smiling. The peace and beauty of the resort was a perfect break for us all after a busy year but have to say the kids were very impressed with the WiFi even extending to the beach!
It was quiet and we read and swam a lot but when we wanted activities to break up the day the staff were quick with options and arrangements.
Particularly impressed with their smooth organization of our transfers across the border from and to Costa Rica. A great first experience of Nicaragua.
As Morgan’s theme – “disconnect to reconnect” at this hacienda with 4000acres of forest….and we loved, because it was true.
We arrived late in the evening and were lucky greeted by a sloth just besides the bridge, it was awesome, it www the 1st time we saw a sloth.
After they presented our huge and stunning Villa (2 bedrooms and a pool), we went to the restaurant for na excellent dinner, before they closed.
Our ocean view room was unbelievable!
Morgan’s Rock, Nicaragua’s 1st luxury ecolodge really offers guests a stylish rainforest escape and one of a kind experience.
Every day we experienced a different activity: we hike and drive to see the wildlife (the monkeys, birds and sloths); we surfed (with the boogie boards) on the pacific waves; we enjoyed a great beach horse riding on the sunset and we’ve done our own breakfast on the farm (it was awesome).
We had a great Guide that explain everything about this natural property. The time at the farm was super fun, when all my family were afraid of the chickens!
The design of the Villas was unique, pictures only give a small idea of the true beauty. But prepare to do exercise all day, as the villas are located on the hill top.
And I have to mention the delicious meals we had at Morgan’s, with farm products and fish catch f the day. It really tasted so authenticity (the lobster, the shrimp form the farm, the ceviche’s, and also the organic beef that we enjoyed on the open air restaurant by the pool – La Bastide.
We stayed for 3 nights and loved every second.
Top notch. Please go there as soon as you can.
My partner, his two nieces, and I came here for five perfect nights. The staff is amazing. A call out to Denny, Danny, Gabriella, Andrea, Carlos, Hector, Bismark, Jonathan, Brandon, Harvey and anyone else I’ve forgotten to mention. The food: some traditional. Some global. All great. The setting: picturesque beyond comparison. The beach: secluded and pristine. The villas: Rustic and comfortable with special air conditioning that cools the sleeping area without ruining the environment. The hospitality: beyond comparison. The surrounding areas: Nicaragua is a little off the beaten path. We got there from
San Francisco via Panama. Connection was easy. Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine were not nearly as bureaucratic as one would imagine. We witnessed NO trouble. The cities of Granada and San Juan Del Sur are lovely. The Masaya volcano is amazingly active! Lake Nicaragua is beautiful. This was a once in a lifetime experience made possible by this resort as our home base. The tours and side trips are well worth the time and money.