• About

    Hi There!

         I’m Verneen and this is my husband, Alfredo.  I’m a good ol’ Canadian girl and Alfredo was born right here in beautiful Mazatlan.

        We lost our minds back in the spring of 2009 and moved, lock ,stock and barrel into a beat-up, old hotel, off the beach in Mazatlan.  We saw her, the Mariana Hotel,  in all her dilapitated splendor and fell in love!

         Two weeks later, we were living in the center of the Golden Zone of Mazatlan in this old hotel, with big arches, crumbling brick work  and an irresistable ocean breeze.  And to add to the adventure it also came with leaky toilets, exploding hydro lines and flooding tanks.  We have seen hurricanes, holy week, biker events and carnival.  We have hammered, painted, sawed, sang and drank beer on the rooftop, watching the sunsets. 

           The best part has been meeting all the fantastic and interesting people who have (luckily for us) also  found their way to the Mariana. 

         Our lives have changed forever.   These will be our stories.