Cattle farming is the primary agro-business in the area, raising exclusively grass fed free range cattle. Though Cia chose not to continue that business after purchasing the ranch, if it is something which interests you, she can provide details on what would be needed to get it started again, including costs and potential profit. Coffee, oranges and teak are other popular businesses and help is available for the start-up of such businesses from governmental agencies and local fair-trade coops. The soil of the ranch is very rich and, while it is not yet being down in our area, and eco-fuel crop could do very well in our climate. Other agro-opportunites would include creating produce to supply the ever-growing number of resorts and specialty markets making their way south along the coast.
As you know, Costa Rica is a popular destination for yoga retreats, eco-tourism, and other healing and educational retreats. The location of the ranch makes it ideal for the combination of privacy yet convenience required for offering any number of retreats. The large kitchen is laid out to easily prepare food for 40 people and the large open-air rancho will comfortably seat that many. The lodge has accommodated as many as many as 26 people using bunk beds. The available rental house within walking distance can accommodate another dozen. Camping is easy and one could construct platforms and semi-permanent tent-like structures. Building in our area is also easy and inexpensive. The topography of the land creates spots any number of cabins with both privacy and views. Architectural sketches for proposed expansions are available.
CO-HOUSING OR CONDO COMMUNITY, ARTS COLONY, SUSTAINABLE FARM AND HEALING RETREAT, NATURE RESERVE AND REHAB FOR WILD AND/OR DOMESTIC ANIMALS, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, ORPHANAGE AND SCHOOL……YOU DREAM IT YOU CAN CREATE IT HERE!
These are but some of the ideas we have looked into ourselves, finding no end of possibilities – the grand Costa Rican sky is the limit. We would love to share some of our research and day dreams with you as seeing this property find its highest and best purpose interests us greatly. Feel free to brainstorm and envision!