The low slung block walls impede the wild horses and wandering cows of the island, but the animals can walk around the wall. A man cannot walk through the friendly wall, but he can jump over. Such is the vision of Playa Tesoro. This is a 200 acre property where responsible Nicaraguans are very welcome to share experiences with foreign travellers.
The intial design ideas are as below. The structural block portion is complete, and the fine finish cement coat and paint will come along later.
In keeping with Playa Tesoro's respect for the local societal structure, and to continue assisting to develop the local economy, we have donated a 22 foot wide path to the community. This donated public laneway from the road to ocean allows boats/cars/animals/people a public access way to reach the ocean. We purposely set the front wall of Playa Tesoro about 6.5 meters (22 feet) south of our actual property line from road to Ocean. This leaves the lane way pictured below, which we have named "Medardo's lane". Medardo is the fisherman whom lives across the street and his family rely upon access to the ocean to survive as a fishing family. We purchase fish regularly from Medardo for our restaurant at Playa Tesoro called Ceviches. So, we all benefit in this little economic exchange. The fish taste fantastic and Medardo makes income. Medardo is a good man and has always been wise, reasonable, and given us good council over the past 12 years. So, we are happy to donate land to his benefit and others who will come in later years to use this public ocean access.
A closing image of interest is this google earth satellite pic of the Playa Tesoro development in July 2016. In this image you can see the focus of our energy to date for the public to rent, vacation, purchase or build new homes. From left to right, you can see the roof of Tes #29 blue casita, then the new restaurant dining area at the clubhouse site on Tes lot #32, then Tes #35 purple casita, then Tes #36 red casita with a swimming pool, then Tes #41 orange that is Ceviches restaurant at this time, then Tes #42 yellow casita with swimming pool. The white line is the new crushed rock road extending from Tes #44 to Tes #62. We needed a firmer road to get material delivery into the next house and pool about to start at Tes #56. You can see 200 detailed pics of these home on www.aribnb.com or follow the link on this website on our home page under the words " if you are looking to rent, please click here"