Located in Barra Honda, 23 km away from the Tempisque Bridge (Puente de la Amistad Hwy 18 and 21) and only 15 km from the town of Nicoya , the second largest city in Guanacaste, North Pacific Coast (tropical dry forest area), which offers facilities such as shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, hospitals and private clinics. About a 2.5 -3 hours drive from the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose and from Juan Santa Maria International Airport, this fully titled property is conveniently accessible ten minutes from the highway 18.
A fully operational cattle farm of 304 hectars (approx. 751 acres) with 120 hectars (app. 296 acres) of pasture and 25 hectars (62 acres) of 7 years old teak trees. 100 hectars (247 acres) are dedicated to the FONAFIFO, the National Forestry Financing Fund, which contributes financial support for the preservation of the forest.
600 Meter Public Road Frontage
With water all year long, even during the dry season, thanks to an 80 m deep water well and an all year long sweet water spring, this property of flatland and hills offers from its highest point of view astounding views to the gulf of Nicoya.
A water tank distributes water to the private residence and the fields through an aqueduct system. Other natural water sources include 4 water courses (rios) and cascades supplying water during the rainy season.
4 km from the Barra Honda Caves National Park, this particular area benefits from a higher amount of rain than the rest of the Northern Pacific region which makes it apt for teak plantation or other species.
The 120 hect. pastures can currently carry 150-200 heads of cattle and other livestock. A large 60 m2 cattle stockyard (corral) for up to 200 cattle heads and a large 50m2 repository for storage of equipment and supplies.
Electricity, well-water and municipal water, internet, phone line.
The price includes a private residence of a 150 m2 (1615 sq feet) 3 bedroom house with an 18m long swimming-pool.
FULLY ORGANIC ORCHARD
30 lemon-trees, 30 orange trees, 4 mango trees and palm trees.
Tourism: Due to the topography of the area, appr. 50% hills and 50% flatland, beautiful views to the Gulf of Nicoya from the highest points and the nearby (5 km) National Cave Park of Barra Honda: cabins, lodges, hiking, trekking, canopy, delta plane, horse-riding.
SUSTAINABLE and ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:
SUSTAINABLE and ORGANIC AGRICULTURE: Abundance of rain (more than the average in the North Pacific Guanacaste area) and particularly fertile soils with water all year long thanks to 80 m profound well and natural spring water enable an immediate use of the 120 hect of pasture for planting
Around 2/3 of the 120 hect pasture surface (around 80 hectars) are apt for organic agriculture as no conventional fertilizers have been used.
Planting possibilities include:
Precious woods such as teak, rosewood, mahogany, Tonka bean wood (almendro)
Fruit bearing trees such as avocados, macadamia, cashew nut, pitahaya, guanabana, etc.
Organic aromatherapy plants for the growing world market of essential oils: lemon grass, bitter orange, ginger, etc.