on February 19, 2004
One of the most recent developments in tourism is an ecolodge being built on the Pacific coast in southern Nicaragua that has a strong focus on sustainable development and looks to combine the increasingly popular concepts of eco- and agro-tourism www.morgansrock.com. The lodge is due to open to the public in July 2004 and will feature 15 individual bungalows, restaurant and a variety of tours and activities all located overlooking a private white sand beach that is used by giant sea turtles for nesting. To reach the bungalows from the main lodge, one has to cross a 100 meter suspension bridge.
Some of the activities at this ecolodge include kayaking in an estuary during sunrise, learning about reforestation and planting trees, nature hikes in the tropical dry forest, fishing your own dinner (diving for lobster), sea turtle observation, ocean kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, sport fishing, yoga, massage therapy and tours to the main tourism attractions in southern Nicaragua.
What makes Morgan’s Rock unique is its commitment to ecotourism by utilizing tourism to acquire and protect endangered primary forest wilderness, educating and motivating guests into being actively aware of conservation and forest preservation, aiding and integrating with the local community for sustainable development and actively supporting the reforestation project on the property. At the same time, Morgan’s Rock is exploring a new concept of tourism called agro- or agritourism that involves the local communities and exhibits traditional ways of agriculture.
Morgan’s Rock 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 an exotic and tropical destination. Morgan’s Rock is a sister property of the Lapa Rios Ecolodge located on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica www.laparios.com.
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