About us.


We are a family of four. Marieke originally from Holland and Jared from New jersey we crossed paths thirteen years ago when we were both traveling Central America with our backpack. We talked about one day owning our own hotel and as strangers felt a connection because 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 baby 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 can finally say we did it. We build our sanctuary on a hillside in the jungle, steps away from the beach and we are excited everyday 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. You arrive as a guest but you leave as our friend, at least that is what we thrive for. We take pride in being personable and feel grateful for every person that comes on vacation with us.

We live on site with our three awesome kids. Riley (8), Luka Soleil (5) and Jai (7 months). They are our teachers, our drive to succeed and our daily reminder to slow down and be thankful.


We are excited to meet all you beautiful people that will be coming to visit us in Costa Rica for some surf therapy, healing foods and good times!