Location: Platanillo, Costa Rica
Every once in a while a true legacy property becomes available and this incredible 455 hectare/1,124 acre offering is certainly one of the most unique examples in Costa Rica.
The "Waterfall to Waterfall” farm is a truly impressive landmass nestled in the heart of the spectacular Diamante Valley, well-known as a vibrant and organic gem in the mountains of the southern zone, due to its abundant pure land and the feeling of being immersed in the natural wonders of Mother Earth. With incredible biodiversity given its unique location within the Paso de la Danta (The Path of the Tapir) biological corridor, this massive property occupies the bulk of the terrain located between the beautiful San Luis waterfall (300-feet tall) and the mighty Diamante waterfall (the tallest waterfall in the country, with a staggering 600-foot run of cascades).
The vast majority of the property boasts incredible ocean views, and the upper ridges of the property also have amazing views of the Talamanca mountain range, which includes views of Mount Chirripo, the tallest non-volcanic mountain in Central America at 12,533-feet above sea level. The climate of this property is heavenly. Cool evening temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s F and daytime highs in the 80s F eliminate the need for air conditioning. Food and water sovereignty are a huge advantage of this farm given its rich soil and bountiful water sources.
This farm is a private, pristine and secluded piece of land yet access to the beach and "civilization" is convenient. Dominical beach is 35 minutes away from the west end of the farm and the beaches around Uvita are 35 minutes from the east end of the farm. San Isidro, the second largest city in the country (population 130,000), is approximately 40 minutes to the east. Whether you are looking for the largest organic farmers' market in the country (approx. two football fields under roof with hundreds of vendors), large supermarkets, hardware stores, or a Walmart, San Isidro covers all of your "big city" needs.
The location of this unique farm is very convenient with a primary access point between the towns of Platanillo and Tinamaste, two multicultural communities known for their healthy lifestyles and connection with nature... Tinamaste also boasts a great weekly organic market.
This property steps outside the ordinary. The northwestern section of the farm has several large flat areas with jaw-dropping views of the Diamante Waterfall, which will make you realize that you are the owner and environmental steward of a true natural masterpiece.
The western section of this farm shelters several large, flat "hidden valleys," within which one can discover some of the magic of this sanctuary, including hundreds of different species of birds, butterflies, flora and fauna, and countless medicinal plants.
The central section of the farm boasts some very large flat, buildable areas, and plenty of space for food cultivation and community building. Impressive water resources all throughout this magical land can supply you with year round fresh mountain water from multiple untapped springs. These vast and fertile lands are ideal for grazing animals, growing your own organic food and can easily provide the next steward of this land with truly sustainable living.
Last, but definitely not least, a breath-taking part of this unique property is an area known as "Las Lajas"- 30 flat and highly-usable hectares of fertile land located directly above and below the magical San Luis waterfall; another significant water resource. This section of the farm is home to many species of animals, and boasts very dramatic mountain views of the Talamanca Highlands and Mount Chirripo, and panoramic ocean views, including the amazing whale's tail reef formation at Marino Ballena National Park.
This offering represents a true legacy estate and offers the next owner (and their family or organization) the honor of being the stewards of a biologically-important part of our beautiful planet.