ULtra Trail Costa Rica en RANCHO MARGOT HOTEL
Unique, enchanting and beautifully remote, Rancho Margot is an off grid hidden gem on the south shores of Lake Arenal ~ just 30 minutes from La Fortuna
Rancho Margot welcomes the opportunity to share its best sustainable practices with other businesses in the UNESCO Biosphere of Water and Peace, the country and with guests from around the world.
Promoting sustainable practices is important throughout Costa Rica. Rancho Margot is located in an environmentally sensitive region known as the Biosphere of Water and Peace, an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Conservation and sustainable use and respect for natural resources is critically important in this area on both a national and international scale. Beyond offering visitors and residents a peaceful setting within which they can commune with nature, Rancho Margot, with its focus on experiential education, is a seedbed of innovation and a model of sustainable business operation and living.
Our mission is not only to demonstrate a model of sustainable living and sustainable tourism, but to also show each visitor what is possible by demonstrating steps they each of us can take to live in greater harmony with our natural environment and within ecosystem of their own communities.
is located in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. It is a little larger than Switzerland, with just 50,000 km2 extension. The 10% of the 3.4 million people living in San Jose, and more than half the population lives in the Central Valley, occupying less than 20% of the national territory. This nation is a founding member of the United Nations since 1945. There are several active volcanoes: Irazu, Poás, Rincon de la Vieja and Arenal, the most active of all, with eruptions every 15 minutes. The highest mountain is the Cerro Chirrip which reaches 3,820 m or 12,000 feet high. The coastline extends 1,800 km and has three peninsulas (Osa, Nicoya and Papagayo). Approximately one-sixth of the national territory has been locked in the form of national parks and wildlife reserves-an extension exceeding territory size of Switzerland. The country also has the famous Cocos Island, located some 500 km from the Pacific coast. 80% of the population is of Spanish origin.
You can find almost everything! The highest region that has a hotel, a 3,000 m or 9,000 feet, you can see frost almost every night. Its wide range of climates allows for the existence of multiple forms of animal and plant life: 9,000 species of flowering plants, 1,200 orchid plants, 850 birds, 205 mammals and 376 species of reptiles and amphibians.