Morgan's Rock is one of our favorite beach destinations in Central America—and we really get around. This luxury eco-lodge is set in a hillside overlooking Playa Ocotal, a brown sugar arc of sand and gentle surf. The surrounding 2,000-acre private reserve is home to howler monkeys, sloths, and dozens of tropical bird species.
The fifteen elegant cabins offer privacy and dramatic sunset views of the coast. All have king-sized beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and private decks. Thoughtfully, none have telephones or televisions. Internet access is available, but you'll likely spend more time in a hammock with a selection from the lodge library.
Playa Ocotal is sea-turtle nesting site. During the August to November nesting season, the lodge offers early morning wake-up knocks, allowing guests to observe nesting mothers. Hatchlings continue to emerge through January.
One of our favorite on-site activities is a visit to the organic farm, where young guests can collect eggs, make tortillas, grind coffee, and milk cows before enjoying breakfast with the caretaker family. Guests can also kayak in the nearby estuary, visit the butterfly farm, hike to lookouts, and mountain bike. Sport fishing charters, private cruises, massages, zip-line tours, and surfing lessons can be arranged. Full-day trips are available to the colonial city of Granada and the Masaya Volcano.
Morgan's Rock takes its ecological responsibility seriously. Resort profits help support a 2,500-acre reforestation area that has added more than 1.5 million trees to the landscape since the year 2000. The cabins are constructed of local stone and sustainably harvested hardwoods. The swimming pool is purified with natural salts, and solar heating warms tap water.
Morgan's Rock is located seven miles (40 minutes) north of San Juan del Sur, near Majagual Bay. The drive from the international airport in Managua takes about 2.5 hours. Guests can also arrive from the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica, two hours to the south.
Morgan's Rock is an excellent destination for couples and families. Mosaico Travel Services arranges accommodations at Morgan's Rock and throughout Nicaragua. We also organize private transportation and tours with expert guides. Speak with a Mosaico travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.
" If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. "