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About Us

"Where Nature and Human Connection Flourish"

Experience the enchantment of Casa Maria en La Manzanilla, a cherished family-owned hotel where nature's embrace and human connection intertwine to create a haven of serenity.

Born in the vibrant city of Long Beach, California, Maria Castelazo (1930-2013) possessed an unwavering passion for art and a deep reverence for the preservation of nature. Drawn by the irresistible allure of La Manzanilla, she embarked on a transformative journey in 1989, finding her true sanctuary amidst the breathtaking landscapes.

Maria, a loving mother to six children and a doting grandmother to sixteen, left a profound legacy that transcends generations. Her philosophy was grounded in fostering a profound bond between humanity and the natural world, urging us to disconnect from the clamor of television and superficial information. Instead, she invited us to embrace the gentle whispers of nature, where true wisdom and inspiration reside.

Embracing her role as a devoted community servant, Maria's home became a refuge—a sanctuary where artists, writers, photographers, and kindred spirits sought solace and inspiration. Nestled within the walls of Casa Maria, their creative energies flourished, nurtured by the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounded them. Together, they cultivated a shared understanding of the sacred connection between humanity and our nurturing Mother Nature.

Today, Maria's daughter, Maria de la Luz (Lucero), carries forth the flame, dedicating her life to preserving the spirit and vision that make Casa Maria en La Manzanilla an extraordinary retreat. In her capable hands, the hotel embodies Maria's profound philosophy, serving as a testament to the magnificence that unfolds when we immerse ourselves in nature's embrace.

At Casa Maria en La Manzanilla, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey, where the vibrant hues of the sunset dance upon your soul, and the rhythmic waves of the ocean whisper stories of serenity. Here, you will find respite from the noise of everyday life, embracing the harmony and tranquility that blossoms when we reconnect with the natural world.

Indulge in moments of reflection as you stroll through lush gardens, find inspiration in captivating sunrises, and allow the gentle breeze to awaken your senses. Casa Maria en La Manzanilla beckons you to discover the profound serenity and profound bond between humanity and the captivating beauty of Mother Nature—a legacy crafted by Maria Castelazo and kept alive by her devoted daughter.

Welcome to Casa Maria, where the whispers of nature and the echoes of human connection unite to create an extraordinary tapestry of tranquility, art, and inspiration.

Maria Castelazo
Maria - Lucero
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