Costa Rican Conclusion

After hiking to an overlook of Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest volcano, we concluded our trip with a two-night stay at Rancho Margot. Unlike Rancho Mastatal, whose primary purpose was to educate through communal living, Rancho Margot was a retreat center focused on eco-tourism. We evaluated the differences between these two permaculture systems, primarily highlighting the topographical differences and differences between animal treatment. While staying at Rancho Margot, we kayaked to the base of Arenal and experienced the most beautiful view of a surreally spectacular landscape. And now our trip comes to a bittersweet end. As we embark back to Miami, the entire Sustainable Summer family reminisces upon all we have accomplished and how we have matured into the next generation of environmental leaders. The melancholy farewell will only be temporary, as the distances between us will never damage our friendships.