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  • Writer's pictureCari Mackey

See some of the changes since 2015 here at our Eco Resort in Panama.

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

The importance of planting trees is nothing new to you and I but I do love the quote in that image.

One of the many reasons we fell in love with this jungle property long ago was because of all the trees but when we finally moved here it was clear we needed to plant more. A lot more.

Not just because we're an Eco Resort, it's just simply the right thing to do. And when something feels right, you kinda just gotta go with it.

Not long ago this area was covered in amazing massive centuries old trees but like all jungles of the planet, they have been cut down. Thankfully though, the climate here is perfect for the 3,000 different species of trees that thrive here.

Since 2015 we have planted about 300 trees and we have a lot more to go. We planted them for the monkeys, the birds, for fruits to feed our guests, for pure beauty, and for reasons we can't even begin to understand but will be enjoyed forever.

After just 6 years you can already see a difference and just watching the affect these sentient beings have here for us, the wildlife, and all the plants is inspiring every day.

While we continue to plant and wait for all the trees to grow we get to start focusing on our gardens.

Thankfully, we have our local farmers to rely on actually feeding our guests and providing for our restaurant but nothing tastes better than the food you grow yourself.

Organic gardening is difficult no matter where you are and it's no exception here! From 10,000ft in the mountains of Colorado to 0ft in the jungle of Panama, the challenges of growing food are unique but still a labor of love. We're getting better and we're not giving up!

I'm sure you have planted many trees and worked your butt off in a garden at some point in your life. I would love to know where, what you planted, and what your motivation was.

From the mangrove along the waters edge to the towering Guayacan, we have a lot of trees for you to plant so come on down and be part of this place forever.

Your Friends in Morrillo,

Cari and Ryan Mackey

Owners and Hosts

Morrillo Beach Eco Resort

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