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Luxury with Responsibility at Bahia Majagual

A January 2007 trip to San Juan del Sur by ext212

Morgans Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge Photo, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua More Photos
Quote: For three days, we lived the life of luxury at Morgan's Rock on Bahia Majagual. But it came with some awesome responsibility.

Luxury with Responsibility at Bahia Majagual

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Overview

Turtle eggs on the beach Photo, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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We left Morgan's Rock feeling a little spoiled. We spent three luxurious (and expensive) days at Morgan's Rock, but we also learned how to take a guilt-free vacation by giving back to Mother Nature.There are 15 bungalows at Morgan's Rock and if you're a couple, one night can cost you per person during the high season of November to May. This fee includes the bungalow, meals three times a day, local drinks and some of the activities listed on www.morgansrock.com.Quick Tips: Because your nightly fee at Morgan's Rock includes your meals and some of the activities, it is not necessary to be carrying cash with you. All credit cards are accepte...Read More
Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge Photo, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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I read beforehand that the ride to San Juan was about $18, but because Morgan’s Rock is a private hacienda, we negotiated with one of the drivers in Rivas for $25. Moises followed the blue MR signs on La Chocolata Road for 30 minutes before we reached the security gate. The guard let us in after confirming our reservations. We kept driving through the private forest until we arrived at the main lodge where iced-cold cranberry juice was waiting for us. Staff members in white uniforms and khaki shorts took our bags to deliver them to our room while the manager showed us around. We laughed at ourselves because we've never stayed at a luxury place in Central America.Inspired by the Lapa Rios E...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 27, 2007

Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
(506) 232-6449

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Restaurant

La Bastide Photo, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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If you're a couple staying in one of the 15 bungalows at Morgan's Rock, your $225 per person fee per night includes three meals and all the local beers and homemade rum you can drink.La Bastide is the name of the restaurant inside Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge. Throughout our entire stay in Nicaragua, we never ate food made of fresh produce like we did at Morgan's Rock. A lot of their products are organically grown. A farm inside the hacienda provides the fruits and vegetables plus all dairy needs to the guests. If they do not have the items inside, they buy them from local producers in nearby San Juan del Sur and Rivas. This way, the hacienda not only supports their employees, b...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 27, 2007

La Bastide
Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge

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Attraction | "Night Walk"

Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge Photo, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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We didn't just act like lazy bums while at Morgan's Rock. We hiked around the forest one morning where we saw a few white-faced monkeys across the shrimp farm. We used the body boards when the waves were strong enough. Unfortunately, the estuary was too dry to kayak and it was too windy in the season to go fishing with the staff. Our favorite activity, though, was the night walk with Juan. We signed up early in the day for a 6pm start and it took about an hour and a half to go around the premises of the hacienda. We saw all kinds of animals in the dark with the help of a flashlight. There were snakes, scorpions, bats, spiders, sleeping birds and butterflies, and stinky howler monkeys. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 27, 2007

Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+506-232-6449