Surf Contest Party!

We are looking forward to the Circuito National Surf Contest 2017, taking place just down the beach from Magnific Rock at the Playa Santana break on the weekend of April 21 and 22.  L2 will be throwing an awesome official Surf Contest Party at Magnific Rock on Saturday 22, 2017. 

This contest marks the start of the 2017 surf season in Nicaragua, and we are very proud to a sponsor of competition and part of the opening festivities.  La Furgoneta Gitana band will be playing in our Rock Bottom Bar from 8.30pm to get the party started.   Hope you can join us!

Amy Rowland
Semana Santa Celebrations

We are busily planning for the approach of Holy Week (called Semana Santa in Spanish) here at the Magnific Rock.  Semana Santa is one of the most celebrated events of the year for many Nicaraguans, with processions taking place all over the country.  Given the high temperatures, it is unsurprising that visiting the beach, lake or lagoon during Holy Week is also a traditional custom in Nicaragua for the Holy Week period. 

As such, we are planning plenty of fun for the period at Magnific Rock, with extended happy hours, food specials and music events from Thursday to Sunday.   Keep updated on our Facebook page as details are released, and see you there!

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Amy Rowland
New Staff Rules Agreed

We very proudly hire over 50 local staff at Magnific Rock, who work day-in and day-out in our kitchen, restaurant, cleaning, maintenance and administration teams. 

In an effort to improve our overall business operations, our client experiences and the work life of our staff, our administration team recently proposed a new, comprehensive set of employment rules for the team. 

The Nicaraguan Employment Ministry sent their representatives this week to conduct a 3-hour review and consultation with our staff regarding the rules.  We finished the day with everyone in agreement, and are excited to have the new rules approved and in effect onsite soon. 

We love working towards making our business more professional every day!

 

Amy Rowland
RoadMunk Corporate Retreat
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February was a very exciting month at Magnific Rock – we hosted our first corporate yoga retreat and loved it!  RoadMunk brought their entire office of 25 down from Toronto to practice work-life balance to the fullest extent, complete with surfing, sun soaking, volcano viewing, beach strolling, Rock Bottom Bar dancing, 2 bonfires and a circus! 

It was really inspiring to share our quarters with a company so focused on growing its healthy corporate culture and living up to its stated values.  A real highlight was watching their entire perform in one of our CircAsana community circuses, alongside the budding acrobats and aerialist children from our local area.  We have so much love and respect for the entire RoadMunk team, and are excited to see them all again somewhere in this wide world.

Amy Rowland
Circus comes to town

A unique feature of Magnific Rock is that we regularly host amazing CircAsana community circus performances, in our very own Rock Bottom Bar.  In early February, we witnessed a unique show: How to be a Unicorn, the story of a horse who just didn't fit in, and had to journey to find his beautiful, inner Unicorn.

The incredible growth in the performing crew, quality of artists and size of the audience is really inspiring to see.  The How to be a Unicorn circus had performers traveling from all over the nation, including Managua, Granada and San Juan.  There was also a huge array of international professional performers, from Costa Rica, Canada, United States, Australia and Israel.  

The CircAsana community circus combines professional performers, local children from the area and even Magnific Rock guests who've never performed a day in their life before into a beautiful mash of inspiring, team-working, creative, overall out-of-this-world awesomeness.  Makes sure you time your next visit for a show!

Thank you @seaturkeyphotos for the great photos!

Amy Rowland