Morgan’s Rock is one of our favorite beach destinations in Central America: an eco-lux lodge on a forested hillside above Nicaragua’s southwest Pacific Coast near Granada. The lodge is set within a 2,000-acre private reserve—home to howler monkeys, sloths, and dozens of tropical bird species.
Its beach, Playa Ocotal, is a brown sugar arc of gentle surf; lodge guests usually have this beach to themselves, although they occasionally share the
sand with nesting sea turtles.
Morgan’s Rock takes its ecological responsibility seriously. Resort profits help support a 2,500-acre reforestation area, responsible for adding 1.5 million trees to the landscape since the year 2000. The swimming pool is purified with natural salts; its temperature is regulated through a solar heating system.
The 15 original cabins, designed by architect Matthew Falkiner, are spaced for privacy. The cabins are constructed of local stone and sustainably harvested woods.
Some upper category cabins have plunge pools and dramatic sunset views of the coast.
Each is equipped with security box, fans, bathrobes, and slippers. The rooms are fully-screened and designed to allow natural cross-ventilation. Beds are cooled with the Evening Breeze localized air conditioning system.
None of the guestrooms have telephones or televisions. While internet access is available, you’ll likely spend more time in the hammock bed, listening to waves and reading from the lodge library.
Two Bedroom Villas with Pool
These villas were specifically designed for families and can accommodate up to 6 people. These villas feature king-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, private decks and plunge pools.
Ocean View Bungalows with Plunge Pool
Each ocean view bungalow is situated on a cliff overlooking a private beach. Set in the treetops, each bungalow accommodates up to 4 people. A special feature includes a queen-size day bed suspended by a thick rope on the balcony.
Forest View Bungalows
Each forest view bungalow includes a private plunge pool and accommodates up to 4 people. These bungalows also feature a day bed suspended from a rope.
Ocean View Bungalow
Each Ocean View bungalow includes a comfortable terrace with ocean views and accommodates up to 4 people.
Crossing the footbridge from the residential hill to the main lodge, you’ll find the restaurant, bar, a huge yoga deck, beachfront spa, and swimming pool. Mountain bikes and kayaks are available through the front desk. Deeper inside the property, guests can visit the restaurant’s organic farm.
Guests at Morgan’s Rock have access to a range of nature tours and explorations. They can tour tropical forests, plantations, beaches and volcanoes. They can also discover Lake Nicaragua and take a day trip to nearby colonial Granada, which includes active volcanoes and a historic village.
Guests can also discover monkey and sloths and explore organic and dairy farming.