Tranquilo Retreat

Tranquilo Retreat is a lovely place to rest, relax and rejuvenate. We welcome all guests, but specifically cater to writers and offer various cuarto (bedroom)/bano (bathroom) options with shared indoor/outdoor cocinas (kitchens). Need a breather, time with family, or gathering place? Lounge in the jacuzzi, play in the pool, or chill in one of several outdoor spaces. Do you crave nature? Hike to a waterfall, watch jungle animals, or wiggle your toes in the sand. Once here, you’ll hate to leave. People describe our home as “gorgeous,” “heavenly,” or “like a resort.” Come, be tranquilo with us.

Indoor Space

You have access to our fully stocked indoor kitchen with breakfast bar and cozy living room. But we suspect you’d rather cook and hang out in our outdoor kitchen and bohio. We have a 2 piece bath off the living room which means you can stay inside. But why would you?

Outdoor Living

The bohio is our outdoor living room. We step out our bedroom door and live outside. You can read in a hammock, hang out and listen to your playlist, or mix a fresh fruit/vegetable smoothie. The first cold cerveza is on us. Our outdoor cooking space is stocked and ready for you to cook your favourite stir fry or barbecue succulent cuts of meat/fresh fish, vegetables or anything you like. Food tastes better when feasting at our back-porch table.

HOSTS LOWELL, lynda & marley

Ever since his youth, Lowell dreamed of retiring somewhere hot where he could help the local people. Lynda promised to join him in his dream. We’ve worked too much, have volunteered and have been caregivers. Now we’ve traded Berioskas (little birch) in the Pines (our home in Canada) for a Cedar in the Palms (our home in Panama). It’s a slower pace of life. It’s hot and we’re here to help.

Our wrinkly English Bulldog, Marley keeps us company. All Marley does is exist and people love on him. He’s gentle spirited and naturally tranquilo. Comfortable being your companion or giving you space. And he’ll make you laugh.

We learned to be tranquilo. Come be tranquilo with us!