Alma de la Selva Manuel Antonio ( Puntarenas, CR ) Land Only
There are images Costa Rica evokes regardless of where you are from in the world; dramatic rainforest, abundant wildlife, waterfalls, the Pacific Ocean, conservation, peace, and wellness to name a few. Alma de la Selva, or Soul of the Jungle, is a one of a kind property that encompasses all of these elements and much, much more. Alma de la Selva is comprised of 777 acres (314 hectares) of diverse ranch and jungle property, all of which is located within the UNESCO Savegre Biosphere Reserve. The Biosphere reserve is renowned for world-class abundance of biodiversity, that still allows for economic land use and development. The current property owners have dedicated almost two decades to caring for and protecting the land, the wildlife, and the trees. The results are evident the moment you enter this magical world of Alma de la Selva, which offers a secluded, peaceful lifestyle that is complete with adventures, perpetual beauty, and a little magic at times. The main entrance gate opens to a tree-lined driveway that meanders through the rainforest and opens to vistas of the serene blue Pacific Ocean, the Savegre River Valley, and the lushly-forested surrounding mountains. This 777-acre ranch encompasses untouched rainforest, pastures, approximately a mile of Savegre riverfront, numerous waterfalls and creeks, and a plantation of thousands of maturing teak trees. There are extensive trails and internal roads throughout the farm that lead to unique areas to explore and marvel at the diversity of this farm and all its ecosystems. There are three beautiful ranchos already built on the property, each created to provide a sanctuary to relax, and immerse yourself in the different views and settings which make this property so unique. Spend an afternoon enjoying a sunset at the Pacific Mirador, which offers a commanding 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean from Isla Cano up to Punta Mala. The Ridgeline Mirador offers a nearly complete panorama of the entire property and is ideal for gazing out over the primary forest above and the river below. The Rio Mirador, accessed off a beautiful hiking trail, looks out over the Savegre River, Central American's cleanest river and the pasture areas of the farm. The ranch also includes an architect-designed, sustainable tiny home. This is an amazingly comfortable home base from which to explore and experience the farm and is also an invaluable starting point from which to plan future development on the property. The home offers panoramic views with all of the comforts and ease of maintenance of air-conditioned living. There is a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom and work space, full bathroom and expansive deck, all with amazing views of the ocean and river valley below. The home is powered by solar power with a separate solar water heating system, has internet capability, great cell phone accessibility and brings all of the core sustainable elements together in a comfortable and remarkably luxurious setting. This ranch, is located just 30 minutes from Manuel Antonio and all of the amenities, services and infrastructure that this popular tourism destination has to offer. Its privileged location brings so many special elements to the property that make it unique. It is located up above the river valley looking out to the Pacific Ocean so it gets the refreshing ocean breezes all day long and at night, the cooling "brisas del Nara" or breezes from the mountains above sweep down through the property. The farm feels like a world unto its own, but is remarkably accessible from the towns of Santa Domingo and Londres which are just a few kilometers away and the proximity to Manuel Antonio allows for you to enjoy everything this more robust tourism hub has to offer. The ranch is an IDEAL setting for an eco tourism project focused on wellness, conservation, and eco adventure activities. There is also tremendous potential for a residential and sustainable living development providing building sites or finished product to a HUGE emerging market of people looking to live in harmony with nature. Ultimately, this is a a property which has limitless potential, and unlike so many farms and ranches here, also has the existing infrastructure in place to allow for immediately enjoyment. Features • 777 acres (314 hectares) 30 minutes from Quepos • Located in the UNESCO Savegre Biosphere Reserve http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/biosphere-reserves/latin-america-and-the-caribbean/costa-rica/savegre/ • Approximately one mile of Savegre River frontage, property spans both sides of the river • Numerous creeks and large waterfalls • Abundant wildlife including monkeys, exotic birds, large cats • Architect-designed sustainable home with attached garage/utility room, veranda and roof decks with panoramic views. Home is solar powered with a separate solar water heating system. Air-conditioned • Arlo camera security system with secure off-site recordings • Three additional covered decks with variety of view locations. Ideal for birdwatching, star-gazing • 20,000 liters of filtered water storage for the tiny home • Internal road from entrance to river with spur roads to house and decks • Trail system for hiking, riding with access to waterfalls and view decks • Thousands of 17 years old teak trees • 125 acres (50 hectares) of rolling hill pastures, suitable for cattle or development • 2 stables and a horse corral • Multiple water sources, permit has been issued and is available for review• 20 surveyed possible homesite locations with views with many more ready to survey! • Natural Spring Water
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