The land on which Magnific Rock stands belongs to the Salinas de Nahualapa Indigenous Community. In the early 2000s, the Indigenous Community gave a lease to a Danish man to build a great, one-of-a-kind hotel on the spectacular 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.
The Indigenous Community were very welcoming towards Jackson and David, and agreed to allow them to take over the lease. That marked the beginning of the Magnific Rock we know today - a growing business that is proud to be part of the Salinas de Nahualapa Indigenous Community.