After successfully completing the engineering and construction of a geothermal power plant in El Salvador in 1999, founder and director of Marina Puesta del Sol, Robert Membreno. returned to Nicaragua to evaluate more geothermal development opportunities. As an avid and experienced long distance sailor, Robert was well aware that no commercial marinas existed in Nicaragua.
During his work to develop a viable geothermal power plant in Nicaragua, he further explored the possibility of building a safe, protected marina in an area with deep water channel access. Transiting sailboats from North America and the Caribbean would have a safe, and beautiful place to stop during long voyages. After a comprehensive investigation of the Nicaraguan Pacific coastline, he finally found a natural setting for a marina, with a deep estuary and serene protected lagoon large enough for boats of all sizes. With support from local and national government, as well as the local community, he proceeded forward with the project.
After a comprehensive design and permitting process, construction began in July 2002. The first phase of development included the Club Nautico, restaurant and bar, pool, floating docks, and administration and operations buildings. The second phase of construction included the 19-suite three story hotel, tennis courts, and the Club de Playa with another pool. With over 600 acres of land owned by the resort, future development envisions a symbiotic relationship between the cultural, physical and environmental attributes inherent in the beautiful area.