Invest In Mother Earth.... Bio-Diverse Rainforest And Timber Plantations
This productive far is located 160 Kilometers, a 4 hour drive, from the capital San Jose, in the North of Costa Rica.
With a rich biodiversity and in a very humid tropical climatic zone, it's ideal for timber plantations, rainforest conservation, and many types of agriculture. Alternative uses for this farm include: Cacao, timber, pineapple, citric fruits, african palm and rural tourism.
Tax free. That's right, no property taxes are required of the farm, because it is part of Costa Rica's Environmental Services Program, granted to forest and plantation owners for the conservation of trees, which directly affects the protection and improvement of the environment.
In the 80 acres of conservation rainforest, many massive primary growth trees and animal life are found, including the Great Green Macaws living in and feeding off ancient Almond trees, and jaguars.
90 acres are cleared plantation land, now with natural regeneration of diverse species, mostly laurel trees (Naturally occurring laurel trees grow faster and stronger than when planted).
145 acres of timber plantations include species such as Vochysia Guatemalensis, Vochysia ferruginea, Teminalia Amazonia and Terminalia Ivorensis. These species are native to the region and for this reason grow quickly and without the problem of pests and diseases that are so common in plantations that are not native species, such as teak.
37 acres are protected wetlands.
The remaining 7 acres are dedicated to industrial production, cattle ranches and living quarters for workers. The 2 houses are "rustic" and appropriate for workers.
Costa Rica is an upper middle-income country with about 4.5 million people and a GDP per capita of $5,800 (2007), It has been one of the most stable democracies in Latin America - with relatively strong public institutions and peaceful transitions of power since 1949.
Poverty and inequality are much lower in Costa Rica than the average for Latin America and Central America, and social indicators are generally much stronger than comparable countries in the region and worldwide. Situated between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica has two ocean coasts, the Pacific and the Caribbean. With a land area of only 51,100 km2 (0.03% of the planet´s surface) and 589,000 km2 of territorial waters, Costa Rica is considered to be one of the 20 countries with greatest biodiversity in the world. The +500,000 species found in this small country represent nearly 4% of the total species estimated worldwide (Inbio). It rains almost every day of the year, making it lush and abundant; in this region the minimum annual rainfall is between 1,750 (69 in) and 2,000 millimeters (79 in). Mean monthly temperatures exceed 18 °C (64 °F) throughout the year.
A little over 25 % of Costa Rican territory is covered by a protection plan. To complement national efforts to create a legal framework for biodiversity conservation, Costa Rica has signed and ratified various international and regional agreements, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (Cbd), the Cites agreement that regulates the trade in endangered species, and the Wetlands or Ramsar Convention, among many others.