For the end of my travels in Nicaragua, I wanted to treat myself. I wanted to relax and not feel obligated to do anything.
After a lot of research, one place seemed like the perfect destination.
Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge is located on the southern coast of Nicaragua on a sprawling 4,000-acre jungle property. It had been a long day. I arrived after sunset and was immediately greeted by the helpful staff who took my bags to my bungalow while I enjoyed a Macuá, the national drink of Nicaragua.
I wound my way along a path through the lush (but quite dark) jungle for what seemed like quite a while until I found my bungalow. When I opened the heavy sliding door, my jaw dropped.
This is the most beautiful, perfect place I have ever stayed.
The architectural design and simplicity of the decor is gorgeous, unlike anything I have ever seen. Gorgeous local wood is used throughout the bungalow, including almond, mahogony, teak, and cedar. I later learned that all of the wood used was acquired through responsibly managed logging or reforestation projects in Nicaragua.
The bungalow seems to blend in perfectly with the tropical setting. Much of the structure is open, using screens for windows instead of glass. I still felt connected to the surrounding jungle. I could hear, feel, see, and smell everything around me.
The next morning, I awoke early around 5:30AM to the sound of the waves below, natural light filling the room. This view from my bed was such a pleasant surprise. I had no idea this is what I would be waking up to.
Yes, it gets even better.
A bed swing on the patio!!
I heard a knock on the door. My morning coffee delivery. I enjoyed a perfect morning reading my Kindle and drinking organic Nicaraguan coffee.
After my surreal morning, I walked through the jungle over this remarkable hanging bridge designed by a German architect and engineer living in Nicaragua. The night before I could tell how incredible this structure is, but I had not seen the amazing views.
I said hello to this little guy.
Yes, it gets even better.
Over the course of a few days, I enjoyed my meals from this open air dining area with a view to compliment the incredibly fresh ingredients.
I took every opportunity to eat shrimp and fish because I knew it was caught fresh on the property every morning.
I spent my time reading, editing photos, relaxing by the pool, and walking the property. While there are plenty of off-site tours offered at Morgan’s Rock, I chose to explore within their sprawling property, over half of which is a protected reserve.
My time at Morgan’s Rock was so peaceful and beautiful.
I truly wish I could live in this bungalow forever.
Disclosure: I received a discount on my stay at Morgan’s Rock, however, they did not ask me to write anything specific and did not allow me to make this my permanent home.