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Nature Conservatory Near Arenal Volcano For Sale in El Castillo, Arenal, Alajuela Costa Rica
Nature Conservatory Near Arenal Volcano
Asking Price: $980,000 USD (Negotiable - Financing Available)
The Butterfly Conservatory is a great business opportunity for nature lovers. Where else would a person get a potential tax write off in USA, or create a 501c Foundation, based on an income producing company in Costa Rica; and at the same time help heal and regenerate Mother Earth, all while having the chance to embark on an invigorating venture in foreign lands.
It is located in the small village of El Castillo-Arenal a pristine mountain village near the Arenal Volcano National Park and Lake. Here, there is usually a light breeze of pure air blowing down from the surrounding rain forest reserves, where the fresh spring water for the village is captured and tubed directly into the houses. And the climate is ideal, with the temperature ranging from upper 70’s during the day, to the upper 60’s at night. The village is a flourishing eco-tourism destination, and is now designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
See it via the satellite map here:
The Project is situated on two spring fed creeks that originate in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserves, and pass through the Conservatory as they flow down to the Lake Arenal Reservoir. Total property size measures 33,620 m2 (a little over 8 acres), in what was previously cut rainforest that has been in regeneration for the past fifteen years. The majority of the project is now fully planted, with over 15 years of development and construction of trails, greenhouses, exhibitions,etc.
At this point there are 9 different large steel and screen atrium / greenhouse structures (approx. 12,000 ft2 under cover) that house our exhibition habitats; (there are also 5 other atriums for further expansion of the project that aren’t fully finished yet).
The Reception Center building is a cement, steel, and glass structure, (about 1050 ft2 construction) with incredible views of volcano Arenal, Lake, and natural surroundings. This building also houses our butterfly laboratory and public restrooms, (there is also a private bathroom in the office of this building.
Additionally, the project contains the largest exhibition area for butterflies in Costa Rica, and numerous trails, that meander through our botanical gardens passing by Iguana Pond going to the Rainforest River walk, or Host Plant Gardens and Volcano View Gazebo where one can relax after the tour and take in the spectacular views of the forest, volcano, lake, etc. The gazebo not only offers great views of the area, but also attracts many hummingbirds coming to feed on the surrounding flowers.
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Of the two spring fed creeks on the property, the smaller one (Frog Creek) has its source right on our property, the other (Butterfly Creek) stems from the rain forest reserves up above our property, passes through and continues on another kilometer below our property to flow into Lake Arenal, the largest lake in Costa Rica.
Take a look the Video bottom of Home Page, and check out the photos in our Picture Gallery on the website, the majority of the volcano photos were taken right from our Reception Center parking area, and almost all of the other photos in the gallery were taken on our property.
The Conservatory is wholly owned by a corporation, (El Castillo de los Insectos, S.A.), of which I effectively own 100% of the shares. The corporate status not only facilitates functionality, but also provides a simple method of ownership transfer and division of shares between partners.
The property has an appraised market value of ~$1,300,000, and even a simple breakdown of corporate assets indicates a basic intrinsic value for the project of: $1,100,695.
The asking price is $980,000
(Obviously the ‘Real Value’ is Priceless, because how do you value fifteen years of Forest and Nature re-growth and development, with mature host plant gardens.)
The Mission of the Butterfly Conservatory is being the best demonstration of butterfly breeding and nature regeneration in Costa Rica. Currently looking for that special person, group, or foundation with the passion to direct the Project toward its’ full potential as the “premier” Butterfly and Eco-Educational attraction in CR, creating profits while you have fun living in beautiful Costa Rica.
|About This Property|
El Castillo, Arenal
|Features - Amenities|
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Gazebo - Mirador
- Terraced Areas
- Fully Equipped
- Private Office Area
- A Rainforest Regeneration Project
- Demonstrating How Previously Cut Rainforest Can Be Restored.
- Premiere Butterfly Exhibition In Costa Rica & Central America.
- Rainforest River Walk, Into Forest Around Butterfly Creek
- Exotic Tropical Frog Habitat
- "Discover The Awareness Of Nature"
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