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Eco-tourism Business Opportunity: Nauyaca Waterfall Property & Restaurant

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to responsibly develop a unique Eco-Tourism business on one of the Southern Pacific’s most impressive waterfalls! Using the two properties as a complementary component of each other to serve as a tourism/educational business is the winning concept for the legendary Nauyaca Waterfall property.

Nauyaca Waterfall is located deep within the Baru River canyon. The 33-acre property is one of two properties that have access to Nauyaca Waterfall. The other, across the river, is the only tourism business that currently has tours to the falls via a 1.5hr hike or guided on horseback. This 33 acres boarders Nauyaca Waterfall in its entirety starting at the top of the falls, down past the lower pool and continuing downstream around the bend another 200 meters. The topography of the property starts high on a ridgeline and rolls gently in some areas while steep in others as the land descends into the waterfall canyon.

While much of the upper portion of the property is secondary growth forest with open spaces to build structures, the further you drop into the canyon towards the falls you’ll see the vegetation switch to primary, old growth forest. This area has kilometers of existing trails that lead you through the jungle to different access points of the falls and river below. The trails are complete with stairs and the walk through the massive primary hardwoods and native jungle wildlife is a tour in and of itself. The upper section of the property is perfect for small-scale rental cabins that would accommodate tourists.

A zip-line could be run from the ridge, gradually down and arriving at the falls. The currently existing trails could be expanded for jungle wildlife tours and educational programs. All trails end at some part of Nauyaca Waterfall which is always crowd pleaser regardless of how many times you’ve been.

Bar and Restaurant with Public Road Frontage and Diamante Waterfall View

The second of this two-part Eco-Tourism Business opportunity is the Bar/Restaurant located about 1.5km above the 33 acres in the town of San Salvador. The 0.6-acre plot is mostly flat and ideally located on the corner of an intersection bordering the public road leading into San Salvador. The Bar/Restaurant has years of operation and has served as the jump-off spot for small-scale tours that have run on the 33 acres in the past. This mostly flat piece of land overlooks the Las Tumbas Valley and directly at Diamante Waterfall, Costa Rica’s second largest continual cascade. A great idea would be to put several small villas here for tour groups and rentals and make this the starting point for the adventure tours. The views looking over the valley at the rugged jungle ridgeline that houses Diamante Waterfall are nothing short of spectacular!

A legal, drinkable local community water system(ASADA) supplies the Restaurant/Bar with sufficient water. Electric is also on site and in use. The 33-acre waterfall piece has electricity to the uppermost section on the ridge and water use could be concessioned via many of the fresh creeks that flow throughout the property. For the right-minded, Eco-Touristic entrepreneur, the possibilities are endless! This is a very unique legacy piece that should be put into the hands of a responsible party.

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