March 2019 will see the beginning of " Tesoro Surf Days" in partnership with Big Foot Hostel of Leon. Big Foot is superbly marketed with hostels in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras. Upon closing their Las Penitas beach retreat, the discussion turned to a cleaner, safer surf location for their clients at Playa Tesoro. After 2 years of planning and upgrades, we are ready to begin. The plan is to offer a $15 surf day at Playa Tesoro to Big Foot hostel occupants. Our Mercedes truck will collect up to 16 people each Thursday and provide a surf board for an hour. The client is free to eat, drink and stay over night at Tesoro. Or take the bus back to Leon at the end of the day. With excellent waves, top quality facilities, 3 kilometers of private beach and great staff this is certain to be a success.
Our 4 construction crews have been woking for 4 months to prepare Playa Tesoro for this venture. The needs of a bus load of surfers is different from the needs of a famly of 4 from America. So, we have developed our property some more. The well finished public bathroom with 4 exterior showers and a lovely coffee area on the second floor is finishing up. The roof top view of the surfers in front is fantastic.
The Tesoro farm started 6 years ago and required steady care, constant watering and bug prevention. In August 2018, the strong plants are bearing multitudes of fruit and vegetables. The Tesoro farm is also doing well producing meat, eggs and fish. The restaurant serves these fresh items, and they are delicious. The objective is self sufficiency in terms of food production.
The Tesoro fishing program started 4 years ago and required lots of money and mechanical repairs. For November 2018, we are ready to offer fishing tours in the 22 mile river system behind Tesoro or the vast Pacific Ocean in front of Tesoro.
The 3 boats we offer are:
1. 27 foot red panga with Suzuki 140 hp for the ocean.
2. 23 foot blue panga with Suzuki 40 hp for the river and near ocean waters.
3. 14 foot white panga with Suzuki 15 hp for the river only
Cabana #3 completed Sept 15 2018 and we are quite proud of this cabana. The elevated floor at the 4 foot level will allow an ocean view, and a lovely sunset view from the deck.
This cabana is on the clubhouse site close to the yoga studio.
Cabana #3 has the shower at the same level as the living area, and an interior door to access the shower. Thus, the client need not go outside to reach the shower, as in the previous two cabana. Cabana #3 is the ninth home at Playa Tesoro.
Cabana #4 and #5 feature the above, plus a second floor loft with interior stairs, a small kitchen and a side deck. Framing and roofing continue on these homes. Cabana #4 and #5 are homes eleven and twelve at Playa Tesoro, and will complete January 2019.
The one bedroom home at lot #57 continues with interior finishing. This home is the tenth at Playa Tesoro, and will complete in December 2018.
Despite all the crazy behavior in Nica these days, we still having lots of good times at Playa Tesoro
In the 4 months prior to September 2018, Tesoro contractors and staff have been busy building 4 homes, resurfacing the pools, building protective sheds for the pool pumps and generators, repairing the 3 fishing boats, upgrading the garbage area, dramatically improving the farm, delivering a new baby horse, building brick barbecues and upgrading the restaurant. Much deferred maintenance is now complete and more is in progress. Playa Tesoro is more prepared than ever to receive clients. Casa Amarilla pool is now open again August 23 with new surface, pumps, pump house and generator house.
Tesoro restaurant and pool are upgraded and open with new pump house and generator house. The fridges are stocked and fish ready to cook.
The new barbeques at the cabanas are ready to use too, should you wish to cook up your own local fish.
Please come visit us and enjoy the most peaceful and natural Playa Tesoro, Leon, Nicaragua.
Here are two fantastic hiking options that are close to Playa Tesoro, and are world class experiences. We are happy to organize your excursion to Somoto Canyon or Telica Volcano. Telica is a half day. Somoto is an over night trip with a night in the lovely town of Somoto.
Somoto Canyon is outstanding on a world scale. ``Discovered``only 14 years ago in 2004, the canyon is unparalleled in beauty. Somoto canyon is 4 km from the Honduras border and on the Rio Coco, the longest river in Central America. The long canyon tour is 6 hours and features river swimming, cliff jumping, casual hiking, bat caves, rock formations that must be millions of years old and ends with a good meal. The short tour is 2 hours. There is also an option for a short walk and a boat ride.
Telica Volcano is in a range of volcanos on the north side of Leon city. Cerro Negro is the famous neighbor of Telica, where the sand boarding takes place. From the top of Telica you can see Honduras, and many other volcanos such as San Cristobel, Momotombo, Cerro Negro and more. This is a 2 hour drive from Playa Tesoro that takes in most of the elevation gain, then about 40 minutes on foot in a gradual sloped valley to the top. Not a strenous hike, but a great sunset trip.
Some more random pics of the excursions follow: