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  • Writer's pictureCari Mackey

Palm trees are a symbol of paradise. How do they grow?

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

What's more beautiful: a steep Colorado mountainside of golden aspens or the more colorful red and orange rolling hillsides of the U.P. in Michigan? You might want to sip on mulled wine with a thick wool blanket while trying decide the answer to that one. It's so hard to see Summer in the rearview but, perhaps that's why Autumn is so beautiful - so we always have something to look forward to. 

"Palm trees and views I can't believe, why would I ever want to leave?" Thank you, Jimmy Buffet.

Nothing says "Paradise" like an image of a palm tree on the beach. But, much like a palm tree and its usefulness, "Paradise" means something different to all of us. One thing is for sure, an image like this makes me want to grab my sunhat and a col-col beer. What about you? What's your "Paradise?"

Here in Panama, there are over 50 native species of palms. This much diversity in one tiny little place. So much to learn. Palm "trees" which are actually sometimes a plant, a shrub, a vine, and a grass, have proven to be one of the most useful plants to humans for over 80millionyears.

Seriously, palms are used for construction, furniture, baskets, fabrics, hats, weapons, habitat, rooftops, food and drink, wine, oil, fuel, ornamental, spiritual, and...wait for it...hammock hanging! Alright, you get the point and yes, there's even more but i'll spare you for now. While the palm is materially useful, it symbolizes even more but for simplicity, I will leave it as a symbol for your favorite beach memory of the past and those you create in the future. 

Now that our international airport is open the airlines are throwing out r/t fares that I have never seen before. Round Trip Deals to Panama City (PTY): Denver $294 Frankfurt $475 NYC $225 Chicago $241 Toronto $540

As always, we would love to hear from you. What's your paradise? Powder skiing in the mountains, kayaking a lake in the Adirondacks, wine on a patio in the Alps or fresh coconut water on a deserted island? Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resort

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