We want to help you reconnect with the simplicity of life.
We didn’t know what it would look like but we knew that together, we wanted to create a business, one that would offer something special.
We are 3 best friends from Toronto, Canada, in 2013 we found a near deserted stretch of beach in Nicaragua. We now want to share that piece of paradise on Salinas Grandes, Nicaragua with you.
Mark and Matt have past chef careers throughout Canada and Rachel ran a massage therapy and Doula/Labour support practice back home. We combined our skills to create a life driven by passion to serve others.
Rachel and Matt moved to Nicaragua in 2016. They took on the role of managers of a vacation villa minutes from their property which helped them move toward their dream to start a new life, learn Spanish, gain the contacts and skills necessary to start a business in Nicaragua. Now in total we are managing 5 vacation rentals.
Mark left his job in Toronto to take on contract work as chef at a specialty resort in Haida Gwaii, Western Canada and earn money for the Salt Escapes Project.
As of October 2017, finally together, we merged our experiences, our skills and our finances to get Salt Escapes –our dream business off the ground.
First up is building and opening Salt Lodge the restaurant! We are excited to be able to finally create and offer a communal space for everyone to come to and connect.
Flavor, tastes, smells, comfort, brings people together. Food brings your body back to a balanced state.
Mental health (not specifically physical activity or wellness/fitness). Wellness for us starts with mental health and state of mind. Mindfulness, decompression, body work (massage/FST/reiki) and relaxation.
Fear, excitement, nervousness, joy, compassion, learning a new culture, language, activities, nature - waking up connection on a deeper level either with yourself and/or others. Offering an exchange; conversation, skill and or emotion. Leaving you feeling reinvigorated (maybe from hiking a volcano), inspired (volunteering-sanctuary/community project), and balanced (spending time alone with the waves/massage etc...)
We are remote, it’s a journey to get here, day trips are commitments - but all the people who choose to come here understand that without a little struggle there is no reward.
We want to create a space for people to feel well. Through our offerings of food, wellness and experiences, we hope creates a lasting feeling of balance in your mind and body.