About Us

 

Who are we and how did we get here?

 

We are Scott Behrens and Elizabeth (Liz) Hart-Behrens.

Just a couple of adventurous travelers that set off to find some good surf on our sailboat

"Ocean Lady" in 2004

We sailed over 15,000 miles up and down the Pacific coast of California,

Mexico and Central America with 2 dogs and a cat!

 

We sailed into Nicaragua in the Spring of 2007 and fell in love with the country, the people

and the surf!

 

So, we swallowed the anchor and settled down on our little slice of paradise and built us Rancho Cecilia

Meet Our Furry Family!

  • Mocha, Lilly Mae, Grapples, Bear, Indigo, and Toes
  • Lilly the Queen of the pack
  • Toes in "her" hammock
  • Scott playing ball with Bear, Toes, Indigo and Mocha at Playa Maderas

 

Lilly Mae, who came into our life while doing a road trip when we sailing in Mexico. She is a rescue street puppy from Casa Raab in Oaxaca, Mexico.
She's now seven years old and the Queen of the pack!

Indigo is our street puppy rescue from Rivas, Nicaragua. She is the shy one of the pack. She's six years old, but still a big happy puppy!

Mocha, our San Juan del Sur puppy rescue. Mocha is now six years old and is the surfer of the furry family!

Meet the cachorros, yes, we have three more little ones, they are now a bit over a year old but still puppies! What can we say except they needed a home and someone has to love them!

Grapples, Toes and Bears!

And the Cats!

  • Dinner time with Spud, Jassie and Tripster
  • Tripster and Spud
  • Jassie Kitty

 

Tripster,our rock rescue cat from Mazatlan, Mexico. Tripster was the leader of the dock kittens at Marina Mazatlan in the summer of 2006. He had no fear of our dogs and since we only had 1 cat on board, why not add another! He is now eight years old and enjoying life on land

 

Sylvester, or as we call him "Spud" He was a kitten from Pelican Eye's adoption sanctuary that has been working on using up his 

"Nine" lives fast!

Yes, he is missing a leg but that doesn't stop him from getting around. He is now five years old. Listen for him playing around on the

roof at night!

And, meet Jasmine our new kitty, she is a bit over a year old and still learning to live with 6 dogs!

 

Meet our "Surf Interns" from last season

(yes, there is such a job in Nicaragua! )

Andrew & Christen, A fun couple from Texas, they had a great time working with us,  teaching surfing and helping at Rancho Cecilia.

 

Any one interested in applying for our Surf Intern position for the Spring 2015 season?

Please send us an e-mail for more information!

 

info@ranchocecilianicaragua.com