SOPHIE AND GREG
FERNANDA AND DON MIGUEL
Tom is originally from Belguim but left 16 years ago to travel the world. He speaks 6 languages and has lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, London, England, and Mexico City. He works as a financial advisor and loves to play the didgeridoo. If you can’t find him in the Hostel, he is probably swimming with Mateo in Manzanillo Bay.
Mateo is from Mexico City and was adopted by Tom and when he was 2 months old. He has traveled to many Mexican beaches including the Yucatan, Oaxaca and Guererro. He likes to surf the waves, swim the shore break and roam the beach chasing sand crabs.
When you can’t find him, he is probably relaxing on the grounds or went for a stroll on the beach.
The secret words to control him are “Ciao Mateo” or “Camina”! He has been to obedience school and is well-trained, plus very user-friendly if you’re in need of a fur fix!
Sophie is a California native and retired marine biologist. She has been surfing since she was 6-years old and knows the best surf spots on the entire west coast. We won’t tell you how old she is, but you will be surprised. She grabs onto life like it was the horns of a bull and holds on for the ride! She built this beautiful place in the 1990s with local craftspeople and is deeply in love with Mexico. She now enjoys sailing the world and being with her true companion, Gregg, a long-time sailor and yacht delivery captain. If you can’t find her at the Hostel, she is probably sailing somewhere with her Captain and working to protect marine life.
Gregg is Canadian, but has lived in the US for 30 years. He is a real salty dog and loves the ocean. Gregg began a career in the yacht delivery and charter business inhis early 20s starting with his own 76-foot schooner, “Old Glory”. He has fallen in love with Mexico, it’s people and it’s culture and of course, Sophie. If you can find him, ask him to make one of his great Absolut Vodka and tonic with extra lime juice – the best thirst quencher in the world! If you can’t find him, he’s gone sailing with Sophie.
Fernanda will make sure that your rooms are clean and comfortable. She even left some lollypops in your room.
Don Miguel has recently joined our team as our maintenance “guru”. He worked growing and harvesting Mexico’s wonderful mangoes for years. He knows all the local plants and their healing properties. There isn’t anything he can’t fix. He makes sure that Hostel is well-maintained and if something is broken, we know he can fix it!