SANCTUARY THE PRIVATE RESERVE
Purchased by the Poncon family, this 4,000-acre jungle hideaway boasts a mile-long picturesque sandy beach, and the family has proudly maintained half of the vast property as a Private Reserve. Morgan´s Rock Private Reserve is frequented year-round by two species of endangered turtles. Of the seven species of marine turtles in the world today, five are endangered. In Nicaragua, sea turtles are threatened by both natural predators and humans. At Morgan’s Rock, we are proud to support sea turtle conservation efforts. We, along with our guests, are grateful for the unique opportunity to witness sea turtles both nesting and hatching in their natural environment. Guests to Morgan’s Rock, witness the baby hatchlings scurrying out to sea, their passage overseen by Morgan’s Rock staff and guests as we protect the little ones from predators during this crucial stage of their journey. A unique opportunity, our guests frequently say this as one of the most memorable experiences of their stay here at the hacienda.
Other animals inhabiting the jungle reserve and estuary around Morgan’s Rock include howler monkeys, macaws, anteaters, sloths and white tipped dear, to name just a few. Most of the birds are typical of subtropical dry forest lands, similar to those found in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. These include scarlet macaws, trogons, kingfishers, herons and egrets.
BEACH & JUNGLE RESERVE
At Morgan’s Rock Reserve guests can take a guided hike through the jungle, day or night, or kayak through the estuary to witness some truly extraordinary species of animals in their natural habitat. Thanks to the vastness of our property, guests at Morgan’s Rock have the unique opportunity to reside in true resort style luxury, in addition to the chance to explore the copiousness of “wild Nicaragua.” We encourage visitors to explore the Reserve so that they can learn about the native wildlife. Our hope is that this will inspire respect and awareness for the local wildlife, and educate our visitors to be part of the ever increasing movement, protecting of these precious animals that provide color and delight for each and every visitor.
The rest of the property is low-impact agricultural land (a farm called El Aguacate) and sustainable tropical forestland owned and managed by Desarrollo Ecoforestal, S.A. Morgan’s Rock is two hours by car from Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, on the Southern Pacific Coast of this ready to be discovered Central American country. The forested land and reserve hosts a variety of exotic animals including spider, howler and capuchin monkeys, and deer, as well as an astounding variety of reptiles as well as native and migrant birds.