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We are a family of five. Marieke originally from Holland and Jared from New jersey we crossed paths 15 years ago when we were both traveling Central America with our backpack. We talked about one day owning our own hotel, as strangers we shared the same dream. Shortly after we split ways and did not reconnect until a few years later. Marieke started Lucero in 2007 with a high school friend and a year later Jared joined M in Costa Rica.

Since then we have added two girls and a boy to the mix and are working hard towards those goals we had years ago. With a somewhat bumpy road and many life lessons learned along the way we build our sanctuary on a hillside in the jungle, steps away from the beach and we are excited to share what we've build with everyone else. We both feel passionate about our business and want to give our guests the best experience possible. We take pride in being personable and feel grateful for every person that comes to stay with us.

We live in town with our three awesome kids. Riley (9), Luka Soleil (6) and Jai (2). They are amazing! And our daily reminder to slow down and be thankful.


Come visit us in Costa Rica for some surf therapy, fun adventures, good food (& restful sleep)

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