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Green & Chic ~ Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge, Nicaragua

September 22, 2009

By Dian Hasan | September 22, 2009

Morgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-Dining 2Parallel to the world’s fascination with “being green” and the “green movement”, eco hotels are popping up in all corners of the globe, like mushrooms in the monsoon season. These range from hotels that a just a tad bit green, in their building materials and use of alternative energy, to full-blown hotels with a clear mission of protecting the environment and benefiting their immediate communities. Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge in Nicaragua is one fine resort of the latter genre.

Morgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-San Juan Beach at SunsetMorgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge is more than just a hotel or luxury resort. It is a unique and natural haven for the true traveler who is looking for a touch of luxury while enjoying the adventure and excitement of the exotic and tropical Nicaragua. But most importantly, it is a project of nature conservation, community development and reforestation offering Nicaragua Agro and Ecotourism at its best.

Morgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-Night ShotEnjoy the solitary companionship of one of Nicaragua’s most beautiful beaches while slipping back into your spacious private bungalow overlooking Pacific sunsets and tropical wildlife. Remind yourself how to play with time while working with nature.

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The Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge is the newest of its breed in the world of green hotels, and takes full advantage of Nicaragua’s rich tropical nature, the Pacific Ocean waters and pristine beaches.

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The resort forms part of a 1,000-hectares tree farming and reforestation project as well as an 800-hectare private nature reserve and large natural sanctuaries along the Pacific Coast of Central America. The beach is of fine light beige sand and is a sea turtle nesting areas are truly a sight to behold.

Morgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-Bungalow & GardenThe conservation of this area is crucial for maintaining the habitat of the animals living in this region. During the past ten years, almost 1.5 million trees have been planted in these lands.

These reforested lands, together with the nature reserve and the estuary, host a variety of forest animals such as howler monkeys, sloths, white tail deer and numerous bird species endemic to the subtropical region. The beach is a nesting ground for sea turtles, from August to December each year. This entire property is yours to enjoy and explore with our guides.

Morgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-Bungalow 6Morgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-SunsetThis exclusive hotel has 15 bungalows that all face the sea and sunsets and are made of precious woods. Bungalows are designed with interior gardens and ample ventilation and light. Offering a choice of either forest- and beach- view and feature a king size bed, sofa bed and private deck. The cabins are connected to the main lodge by a 100 meter suspension bridge that crosses a forested canyon.

Morgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-Hanging Lounger DaybedMorgan's Rock-NICARAGUA-Bungalow 9This is an ecological beach experience unique in Central America. There’s a myriad of leisure activities to choose from, including mountain biking, kayaking, and jungle trekking, or a simple tour of the resort’s fine facility and organic farm with all the domestic animals to enjoy and appreciate.

Morgan’s Rock has on offer tours of the immediate area to appreciate the diverse natural landscapes. As well as a tour of historic lake front Granada, the continent’s oldest European settlement.

Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural places, which conserves the environment and sustains the well being of the local people.”

Morgan’s Rock takes its Responsible Ecotourism seriously through the following:

  • Protecting endangered primary forest wilderness.
  • Educating and motivating guests to become actively involved in conservation, education and forest preservation.
  • Creating a sustainable development project that will help the local community by offering employment and education.
  • Supporting the reforestation project on the property.
  • Protecting wildlife and reintroducing nearly extinct animal species into the private reserve.
  • The furniture in the rooms (beds, desks, chairs, etc.) was made by local artisans using the “leftover” wood from the bungalow construction.
  • The pathways leading up to the hanging bridge and to the beach were made of wood that was damaged or split during the construction of the main lodge.
  • Several trees grow through cabin roofs, allowing them to stay alive and adding that “special touch” to Morgan’s Rock.
  • All buildings accommodate slopes and trees. Minimal earth movement and cutting of trees (only the ones in poor condition) was done.
  • Instead of using local septic tanks for each bungalow, a centralized system for gray and black water with a bio filter system was installed. Treated water is used for irrigation.

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