The construction of Magnific Rock began in the early 2000s, when a Danish settler discovered and quickly took a lease on Magnific Rock from the local Indigenous community. He had a vision to build a great, one-of-a-kind hotel on the spectacular Magnific Rock headland.
However, construction was never completed, and the hotel never opened. Magnific Rock sat for 5 years, abandoned, regressing to nothing more than a shell of a building on a rock. There were no floors, no plumbing, no windows, no electricity. Many thought it was a lost cause.
At this time, Jackson and his father David took a trip to Nicaragua looking for land. Jackson had a dream of creating a surf, yoga and adventure creative paradise. A real estate agent took the two of them up to Magnific Rock, as it was a good vantage point to see another piece of property the agent was trying to sell. However, upon seeing Magnific Rock, and the incredible waves in front and surrounding it, Jackson and David knew they’d found the magical land they’d been looking for.
They made an agreement with the local Indigenous community to take over the lease, and that was the beginning of Magnific Rock as we know it today.