Eco Living Luxury In Pure Nature In Costa Rica's Blue Zone!
Your very own Mountain Paradise in the heart of the Blue Zone in the Nicoya Peninsula in Beautiful Costa Rica!
52-hectares (129 acres) of pristine land, just 20 minutes outside the city of Nicoya (where the largest hospital in the region is located), 10 minutes from the pretty town of Hojancha, and 5km from the beautiful village of La Mansión. This is one of only 5 Blue Zones of the world, offering the longest life expectancy and best quality of health available on the planet. Limitless, mineral rich pure spring water born right on the land, edible forest comprising of 2500 producing fruit trees of 60 different types of fruits, and total off grid living potential.
The land boasts three recently built structures: two 3 bedroom/2 bathroom luxury ranches and a large aquaponics/organic farmhouse + industrial kitchen building. There’s a 4th building made of recycled plastic bottles being completed now.
This unique valley and mountain view property is in the heart of a biological corridor called Cerros de Jesus. You will have your very own private wildlife preserve plus two micro climates. It is a hidden treasure that also includes a very long list of additional attributes and extras to make it a truly once in a lifetime opportunity for the right buyer:
Year round abundant pure spring water: multiple pristine water sources, distribution tanks, and wells accessible throughout
27 hectares of gently sloping to flat land with flowing creeks, cascades, and waterfalls with natural rock pools to wade in
4 perfectly flat terraces with amazing views, large enough for many more houses or cabins
Largest and only of its kind aquaponics system greenhouse in Costa Rica with bountiful fish and vegetables ready to harvest year round
Edible and drought resistant landscape: Amazing variety in the edible fruit forest comprising of 2500 mature trees plus exotic acerola cherries, turmeric, pomegranate, and much more
Biofuel plantation for year round biodiesel production; Teak & Melina ready to harvest now + 2500 endangered reforested Ron Ron trees (20 more years to harvest).
2 well maintained vehicles included: 2006 Mitsubishi Montero 4x4 and 1997 Suzuki Sidekick 4x4. Both in great condition and worth over $35k for both
Bird paradise: Ornithologist will love viewing hundreds of rare exotic birds all in just one place! Slaty Tailed and black headed Trogon, Squirrel Cuckoo, turquoise browed motmot, long-tailed manakin, laughing falcon, toucans, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, hawks, and many more including hundreds of migrating species.
Would suit an intentional community, holistic medicine retreat, post surgery rehabilitation resort, eco-resort, yoga retreat center, organic farm, educational center, subdivide in separate parcels or just a secluded getaway with stunning views for a discerning buyer
25 hectares are a biological reserve/eco-park education center fed by 100% spring water. Government pays $1300/year "protection plan" to preserve this.
Archaeological sites on the property
1st House “Gentleman’s Ranch - Colonial Style”:
Built in 1996: 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, open plan dining room & kitchen with amazing exotic wood vaulted ceiling and exotic wood custom furniture throughout, big lounge room and veranda with sweeping valley views. Large terrace and corridors around the whole house. Large room could be used as a workshop or additional room. Separate room with a/c for storage.
2nd House “Modern Luxury Ranch” :
Brand new, built in 2009: 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms + office, mostly glass with amazing and mountain and valley views, surrounded by a beautiful moat with waterfalls. Also has flat plateau with incredible views next to house perfect for adding another house. Large flat lawn area in front of the house suited for a helipad.
HOUSE DETAILS: The homes are about 300 meters away from each other on large plateau, separated by a small forest and seasonal creek with waterfalls. There are multiple natural terraces ready for building further homes/cabinas without any need for heavy machinery.
Internal gravel roads with lots of infrastructure such as concrete bridges, concrete culverts and drainage.
Lots of hiking trails throughout the nature preserve.
AQUAPONICS FARM & SYSTEM:
Brand new, built in 2010. There are 6 large reinforced concrete fish tanks that use fish nitrogen rich water to feed the plants above and at the same time the plants filter and oxygenate the water that is returned to the fish tanks. Tanks are all cement, not dirt: 42 feet long x 5 feet wide x 4 feet deep (14 meters long x 1.5 meters deep x 1 meter wide).
This is the largest and only aquaponics building of its kind in Costa Rica, if not all of Central America.
Can also cultivate shrimp, exotic aquarium fish, or even spirulina. Each tank has the capacity to produce between 3000 to 5000 fish (tilapia, shrimp, guapote and also aquarium fish). Currently very well stocked with fish ready to harvest any time.
The system is fully enclosed and you can grow vegetables organically using the nitrogen-rich water from the fish tanks.
No water is wasted. Continuous crops from fish and plants all year using very little energy.
The aquaponics building features a very large complete industrial grade kitchen with shower facility, bathroom, and large storage room. A very large event hall can be used as the fish and vegetable work area, conference and learning center or even a small restaurant or cafe.
When all 6 tanks are fully functioning and full time producing, the revenues with two annual fish crops alone of 5000 fish per tank (without considering the organic vegetables produced simultaneously) would be around $80,000 US dollars. The system can be fully self-sustained producing the food (duckweed) for the fish and running the pumps on solar power. The fish do not require any antibiotics or other medicines.
EDIBLE FOREST and LANDSCAPE:
Below the mountain and private forest preserve is a mixture of edible forest comprising of 2500 fruit trees and other seasonal crops, all 100% organic, with some open areas used to grow crops such as 8 types of citrus fruits, 5 types of mango, papaya, dragon fruit, bread fruit, black zapote (aka chocolate mousse fruit), rose apples, cashews, avocado, banana, guava, yucca, chili peppers, aloe vera, watercress, okra, Kerson (cotton candy) fruit, Jamaica/hibiscus, pigeon peas, Mayan spinach, sweet corn, moringa trees are among 60 different types of fruits.
NATURE PRESERVE - in the heart of the biological corridor, Cerros de Jesús. Connects from Nicaragua all the way through Costa Rica and Panama.
Reforested sections of land with 11,000 native endangered exotic trees to encourage the return of more fauna. Can be made open to the public as a wildlife education center, or build trails throughout for easy wildlife viewing and spectacular views of the valley below.
ANIMALS: Including jaguarundi, ocelot, puma, white tail deer, kinkajou, coati, Guanacaste anteater, rabbits, several types of frogs (great indication of a healthy environment), and turtles. Reforestation project has attracted copious amounts of birds, white faced and howler monkeys, and many more.
MEDICINAL and BIOFUEL TREES:
Aloe vera plantation, gourd trees (food and biofuel), neem trees (a natural insect repellent and medicinal), pencil tree (natural "gasoline"), rumberry trees (put in rum for yummy flavor), guanabana/soursop (medicinal), turmeric plantation, ceylon cinnamon trees, jatrophra curcas for biodiesel and many more!.
There are 4 major underground aquafers on the property, plus several natural springs and creeks with waterfalls. The main spring is born inside the forest preserve and runs all year round feeding both houses and the aquaponics operation. Back up wells are ready to go if needed.