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Farm/Ranch For Sale in Tizimin, Yucatan, Mexico

Forested, Ranch/Farm Moringa/Commercial Fish/Duckweed Farm

Asking Price: $287,000 USD  (Negotiable - Financing Available)


Like our ranch and projects, this ad will be a work in progress for another few weeks along with the upgrade of our website and social media pages so please visit us or write us directly if you have specific needs and interests. Thanks for your visit! Meantime, if you are not already experienced with our area, you may want to check out the following places on Wikipedia or other sources: Tizimin, Rio Lagartos, San Felipe, El Cuyo, Panaba, Coloradas, Izamal, Isla Ceritos. Enjoy!

Unique in-progress, rural farm, re-development on 248 pristine acres, in one of the Mayan, Yucatán´s most historically important, most famous, most productive and sought after ranching, and agricultural areas with almost innumerable opportunities to enjoy and adventure, on land and sea, in the Nature that will surround you everywhere and, in short order, enamour you for many years to come.

What we are interested in and committed to these past 12 years, is intellegent land, water, and resource use, and self-sufficiency, as much as possible, in a sustainable manner which means respecting the land and people around us and in earning money by investing prudently first by saving, not wasting money or precious time. We have been working hard at putting that philospphy into action for the long haul for ourselves and also for our community and the planet. Do we hug trees? Most definitely!

Would we ourselves get back into the fairly consuming occupation of intensive commercial Tilapia growing and harvesting? No bloody way, Jose! What we would do instead is not spend over $100K pesos (before labor cost) on feed and electricity per month. I will go into this in greater detail further on but let me say that if you limit your tank populations to 2500 to under 3000 fish per tank, you won¨t need to run your heavy-duty, three-phase/220v aireators up to 23 hours per day. You will also need a lot less feed or in our case. no commercial feed at all! The secret there is in growing our own fast growing, highly nutritious, Duckweed (Lemnaceae) in some of the tanks we used to spend a fortune on growing Tilapia for very little profit, lots of abor and a market that was mainly only viable locally perhaps 4 months a year. More later.

We curently have about 2000 Moringa trees. If you are not familiar with the Moringa "Miracal Tree", do please check out . Type in Discovery Channel Moringa tree. The Spanish of that very fine documentary will pop-up but it also exists in its original English version if you look for it. I will post it here later. Regards ranching, Moringa is a phenominal forage plant for all manner of farm/ranch animals, fast growing with harvesting nine times a year. Moringa will grow very well in poor soils (Our soils are great FYI) and needs very little water and so is also very resistant to droubt.

Finally for now. you have or know anyone who has or is at risk for Type II Diabetes, do please do yourself and anyone you care about a big, loving favor and get them connected with information on the Moringa including give them our email if you like and we will be happy to share.

Of course after close to 20 years of living here I am admitedly, even proudly, biased to say that the Yucatán is my home and is most definitely some of the most interesting, most beautiful, and certainly most peaceful and safe places and geographies I have have ever known or lived in on at least four continents and various islands over the past 60 years.

Seeing is indeed believing of course but a lot of visitors never get far enough a field, beyond the lovely and historical state capital in Merida, or its nearby beaches, or the fabulous ruins of Chitzen Iza to begin to get a true sense of all that is available to enjoy and what truely makes the Yucatán unique in so many ways.

If you are considering buying, living, or simply visiting the Yucatán for an extended time, we hope you will take or make the time to explore and get to know at least a little of and about this remarkable, sometimes other-worldly, Yucatán especially if you are already considering buying and putting down roots as you generate years of pleasant memories for yourself, family and friends.

The light here is incredible, especially in the morning, but then again the afternoons with their breathtaking, billowy white, "cloud shows" will not be soon forgotten either but always enjoyed.
Our project is on a pristine, 248 acre/100 hectare ranch/farm with tropical hardwoods, numerous indigenous tree species which also offer high nutrition, droubt resistant fodder. We have hundreds of Neem, Moringa, and citrus trees plus a full, 18 tank, commercial fish and/or fresh-water shrimp aquaculture farm, about half of which now being dedicated to growing Lemnaceae/Duckweed for fish and livestock feed. That is not a typo and is one of the reasons we so accuratelycan say we are producing Lemnaceae (Duckweed) organic feed for fish and terrestial farm animals and birdsat virtually no costapart from the labor involved in the harvesting (with a swimming pool net!) and delivery to the fish and other animals.

Our project is two hours east of Merida, the state capital, 40 minutes to Tizimin, and 20 country road minutes to our nearest lovely town of Panaba. The ranch is less than an hour from nearby ports/fishing villages and Nature gateways of San Felipe and Rio Lagartos.

The region is celebrated as one of the state´s and even nation´s most important cattle and livestock producing areas whose products, including agricultural product harvests, sale and exports while famous nationally, are, as noted, exported internationally on a large and consistant includes famous Yucatecan Honey which we will come back to when we discuss Moringa, "The Miracle Tree". Meantime, just let me say for now that the Moringa (also famous for its medicinal quality honey) blooms here firtually all year around while the most important indiginous tree species are in bloom just 7 months thus reducing production and harvesting of honey considerably.

Soils are mineral rich as are our rural waters which are always clean and in ample supply. This ranch has two deep wells (Permitted for a third) and several rustic artisan wells and all are federally subsidized thus offering considerable savings to ranch/farm owners. An additional 50% discount is available for irrigation used between midnight and 7AM in the morning.

FYI, just 8 months ago they replaced their aging 10 HP, deep-well pump with a 3-phase, 5 HP pump and the new pump is in fact considerably more powerful than the older 10-HP pump which was replaced. Three-phase equipment is also a good deal less expensive to use and, in this case, the new pump cost less than $400 U.S. and should be good for 10-15 years before rebuilding or replacement. This new pump will be fine for overhead irrigaion for 1-2 hectares at a time but current owners only use it for drip irrigation and for the Tilapia or potential fresh-water shrimp farm and eventually for a planned for substantial aquaponics operation. More on that topic a little later.

For those opting to install and use solar equipment, the Federal Electrical Commission will give credits for ranch generated electeicity not immediately used by ranch owners. Additionally, substantial grants and subsidies are increacingly becoming available for all manner of solar equipment including for irrigation as well as for residential and commercial use.


All three principals are getting up in years and as such when combined with at times very serious health challenges experienced over the past 6 years, their already limited financial resources have really taken a shot (and another, and another...) such that they have decided to seek out an individual or family or group of energetic and imaginitive,
even visionary, co-investors to take over and continue with whatever part of the current dream and goals that suit the new folks plus obviously, at their descretion, make whatever adaptations which best suit and fullfill the needs, dreams, and desires of the new owner-investor(s).

Moving on....

About This Property

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100 Hectares
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Features - Amenities

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Furnished
  • Appliances
  • Pet Friendly
  • Studio Room
  • Patio
  • Cable TV
  • This Property Has 2 Owner Houses Plus 2 Guest And/or Vaqueros Houses. The Largest/newest Has A 2nd Floor Apartment With Covered Porch/patio. Second Floor Also Usable For Guests And Office/classroom And Meeting Space. Ecological/composting Toilets Upper And Lower With Baths Upper And Lower. Wheel-Chair Access First Floor. Original Home Has 2 Mini-Split Acs (Probably Need Some Maintanence As Owners Do Not Use, Prefering Simple Floor Fans
  • The Ranch Has Numerous Easilly Accessible Additional Building Sites For Those Potential Buyers Considering Sharing This Property And Projects In One Of Many, Almost Unlimited, Possible Permutations.

Contact - More Information

Gil Romero - Agroaquaculture Yucatan
Phones:   52-986-114-9624  (Gil when has signal. 100% bilingual)
52-986-106-6813  (Usually available. Span/Eng.)
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