San Juan del Sur
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
San Juan del Sur,
Most guests heading to this thatched-roof resort near La Flor National Park pack hiking boots and swimsuits, anticipating the area’s tropical forests and Pacific Coast beaches. But some also bring books to donate to the school that Morgan’s Rock helps support. The lodge is blazing a trail in Central America’s green-tourism industry with its do-the-right-thing ethos. Cathedral ceilings are crafted from responsibly harvested woods; nature guides are recruited from surrounding villages. Kayak through mangroves as the sun rises, then tuck into almond pancakes and juice squeezed from fruit grown in the property’s own gardens.