Self-Sustainable Organic Farm in Platanillo with Seven Homes
Established in 1996, this organic farm has been providing fresh produce to the community for over 20 years and counting. The farm has a rich history and has been implementing earth-friendly farming practices during its rich history. 100% organic and chemical free, this farm represents the highest of standards for healthy living in Costa Rica.
The farm is ideally situated at an elevation that offers a cool climate and enough rainfall to nourish the organic agriculture on the property. From familiar to exotic, hundreds of trees of over 50 varieties have been expertly planted throughout the property. Many of these trees are over 20 years of age and provide bountiful harvests season after season.
Situated inside of lush rainforest environment the land features tons of wildlife and a seasonal river with a waterfall. The farm also includes large green pasture areas for livestock to graze on, multiple ponds stocked with Tilapia, and 2 natural freshwater springs with a solar pump gravity feed system that provides pure water to the homes on the property. A city AyA water supply is also available as a backup water source if needed. For a buyer looking to go completely “off of the grid”, additional solar panels can be added to the rooftops.
The property is also planted with hardwoods that can be used for additional construction including Cedar, Teak, Bamboo, Ron Ron, and much more. Contact our office and we will provide you a comprehensive list of all of the fruits and trees that have been planted on the farm.
Buildings Used for Farming Operations
- Dry Room – Used for drying fresh herbs
- Outdoor Rancho
- Large Workshop
- Bunny House
- Goat House
- Sheep House
- Chicken Coop
- 2 Large Greenhouses – for growing seasonal veggies
- Wood burning outdoor oven
7 Move-In Ready Homes for Staff, Volunteers and Rental Income
Two experienced caretakers maintain the farm with a variety of volunteers and renters creating a close-knit community feel. All of the homes were built from local hardwoods and are selling partially furnished except for personal items and a few select pieces of owner’s handcrafted furniture. WiFi Internet, phone service, and high-speed fiber optic available. Most of the homes on the farm are currently rented and generating income.
- Bamboo House – 3 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom / Composting Bathroom / Office – 2,000 SqFt
- Akee House – 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath – 400 SqFt
- Mango House – 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath with Loft – 1,950 SqFt
- Christopher Robins House – 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath – 700 SqFt
- Ylang Ylang House – 4 Bedroom – Loft / 2 Bath (Old Volunteer House) – 1,650 SqFt
- Cedar House – 1 Bed / 1 Bath – 600 SqFt
- Tico House – 2 bed 2 bath 2 sleeping lofts (New Renovations) – 2,200 sq ft
The income earning potential on the farm is multifaceted with rental homes, the sale of meat & produce, and potential commercial/hospitality options. Years ago, the farm was open to the public on Friday nights where guests enjoyed organic “Soil to Farm to Table” seasonal dinners that were unforgettably delicious. For a buyer seeking to reinvent this concept, this organic farm presents a wonderful opportunity to establish a new restaurant that takes advantage of the farm’s delicious seasonal produce. The fresh ingredients produced on this farm are a gourmet chef’s dream and the easy 2-wheel drive access off of a well-traveled public road would make a restaurant easy to access for diners.
Easy Access Location in Platanillo
The farm is located in a country town called Platanillo and is minutes up the road from the famous Nauyaca Waterfall, only 20 minutes from the shores of Dominical Beach, and 35 minutes from the city of San Isidro. The best farmer’s market is located only 7 minutes away from the property in Tinamaste. Locals and tourists come from all over the region to visit this specific farmer’s market as it has the best organic produce anywhere.
There is tremendous value in taking over the operation of fully mature, self-sustainable organic farm that has been in operation for over 2 decades. You simply can not buy a raw piece of land and recreate this overnight. If you are a buyer seeking an operational organic farm in Costa Rica, this property is a must-see!