In an attempt to escape the long Canadian Winters, Deborah and James travel south with their three children each year. They discovered Le Ceiba, Honduras about 5 years ago and quickly fell in love with the area and its appeal to the adventurous spirit. They stayed for a few days before traveling on to the Bay Islands on an (ultimately successful) quest to see whales sharks and spinner dolphins in their natural habitat. They found Le Ceiba to be a great base for exploring the waterfalls in the Pico Bonito National Park, the world-class white water on the Río Cangrejal and the idyllic Cayos Cochinos of the Bay Islands. When they returned to Honduras this past March, wanting to spend more time on the river, they booked their accommodations at Las Cascadas Lodge. The lushness of the surrounding rain forest, charming thatched roof of the lodge and private jungle waterfalls appealed to the couple. When they arrived, they found it to be more beautiful than expected. It was a place to call home and eventually retire to. The couple is now realizing their dream of owning their own rain forest oasis. Las Cascadas is a place of beauty, serenity, comfort, adventure and nature. It is filled with an immense and vigorous life force that is life affirming. It is a place to regain perspective. James and Deborah are proud to be able to share the experience with their friends and guests.
As property manager of Las Cascadas Lodge for more than five years, Ryan is an adventure-seeking soul. He has lived in Honduras and worked in tourism for more than 12 years. He is the owner and operator of Honduras Waterfall Descents. He was previously rooted in New Zealand as well as the West Coast of the United States working in adventure tourism.