About Us

We are a family who loves nature and hiking!



We converted four old barns into Shelters, carefully chosen for their location around the island, specifically to provide support for those doing the Grand Route of Santa Maria.

Your 5 day hike around Santa Maria is the best way to explore the island whilst keeping fit. You will encounter the local people, the Mariense, who are famous for their rich culture and traditions, and a warm, welcoming smile. You will experience the beautiful flora and fauna, the quaint traditional architecture, the unique geology and fossils, the fascinating history, and the delicious gastronomy.

We ensure that our Shelters are healthy and relaxing places to stay for those wishing to discover Santa Maria in the best way – hiking!


Santa Maria is the perfect island for those who like tranquility and nature, but also adventure!