Rancho Margot Self Sustainable, Self sufficient Eco Lodge And Working Organic Farm
Rancho Margot is self sustainable and self sufficient. It is an eco lodge and large farm where organic food is grown and served. The meat, eggs, and cheese are grown and made here on the farm. It is located in the middle of the jungle on the shores of Lake Arenal and in the shadow of the mighty Arenal Volcano.
I spent one week there and luckily got to know Juan Sostheim who founded this spectacular example of conservation and self sustainability. I stayed in a lovely comfortable bungalow with my husband Ken. The bungalow had a large porch surrounded by lush tropical flowers. Every morning we woke to the sounds of the singing birds and the monkeys playing in the trees. We ate organic food, deliciously prepared by Juan’s chef. We did not watch any television, just hiked around the farm, rode horses, and took a guided tour of the organic farm. AND RESTED!
However, there are a lot of options of adventure activities here. The Sky Tram Sky Trek zip Line is only 2 miles up the road. This is the best zip line experience in Costa Rica. Juan has a yoga teacher on the premises. Also there is a beautiful swimming pool and as well as a wild river that runs right thru the property close to the restaurant. You get to eat the most delicious organic fruits and vegetables grown right on the property.
JUAN’S STORY. In 2004 Juan’s family bought 400 acres of land on the shores of Lake Arenal which had a gorgeous wild river running thru it. It was pasture and grass. And in nine years Juan has transformed it into a beautiful tropical garden and working farm. It is a living classroom where one can learn about self sustainability and conservation, living off the land with destroying it. There are nine comfortable bungalows for guest as well as a bunkhouse with bunk beds. It is a place to come to learn, explore, rest and rejuvenate.
I could never tell the story of this unique place as well as Juan has done in this video. I invite you to take 10 minutes of your valuable time and watch it! You will learn a lot!!