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Farm/Ranch For Sale in Esteli, Esteli, Nicaragua

Beautiful Organic Farm In Miraflor Nature Reserve

Asking Price: $59,000 USD  (Negotiable)

I’m offering my 10.84-acre organic farm with stunning views, aptly named Finca Bellavista, for sale. At 1300 meters/4300 feet, one can see seemingly forever: from the green, productive, long, Y-shaped valley below, with its small community of Santa Isabel and scattered farms; to the peaks and ridges above and beyond Somoto to the west-northwest; all the way into the mountains of Honduras to the north.

This area of the Miraflor Nature Reserve, situated at the edge of a cloud forest and 2000 feet above the city of Estelí in northern Nicaragua, has a much milder climate than the hot lowlands and clean, fresh air. Esteli is the country’s fourth-largest city and, straddling the Panamerican Highway, is a main transportation hub, connecting to all of Nicaragua and Central America. It’s located 87 miles north of the international airport and 92 miles from the center of Managua.

Miraflor has deserved its now-global recognition, with one travel publication rating the area around my farm as the ninth most beautiful place on Earth, among the world’s 25 best birding spots and a must-see place to visit, spend days or weeks of exploration and soaking up clean, fresh air and tranquility. People from all over the globe have raved about it—do a search for “Miraflor Nature Reserve” to see stories and videos of its beauty and allure.

Virtually all types of warm-to-mild-weather vegetables and fruit flourish in the rich soil. During the 15 years I’ve owned Finca Bellavista, I’ve never used commercial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or any other chemicals. There are four growing fields and three small forested areas with fruit trees (banana, lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.) and a little coffee. The farm’s main entrance is alongside the main road, making it easy to load and transport harvests to market.

Eco-tourism has grown in the region, and there is still lots of room and opportunity in the 206-square-kilometer Reserve for a new eco-friendly lodge, bed-and-breakfast, hostel; nature, yoga and/or meditation retreat; or a range of other eco-friendly endeavors, along while remaining a working organic farm. There are waterfalls, lakes, coffee farms and, of course, high peaks and ridges to explore and marvel at the stunning vistas and sunrises and sunsets.

Improvements have recently been made to the farm. There is a new well; in addition, a government project of potable water for rural communities is under way, so there will be piped water to the house by April or May. The electric company is extending its lines along the road right by the farm in the next few months. In 2021, the main road through Miraflor is on the books to be paved all the way between Estelí and San Sebatian de Yalí, reducing the travel time from Estelí in half or more. There are also three buses that pass the farm daily. Still, being located in the mountains 19 miles from Estelí and about 8 miles from Yalí, Bellavista will remain bucolic and peaceful.

With these improvements and developments, property values are estimated to at least double and possibly triple in the next few years. I’m offering Finca Bellavista for $59000. Being a nature reserve, commercial real estate development is prohibited. Like inholdings in National Parks or Forests in the US, a property can be sold only by the current owner, so there aren’t a lot of farms available at a given time. This is a great opportunity to make a sound investment in retirement or a working farm/eco-tourist destination at a great price that won’t last long.

Not planning to move to the farm right away wouldn’t be a problem, as a cuidandero (caretaker) lives in the casita, grows beans and corn and maintains the farm. The new owner can continue with him under the existing agreement or draw up a new contract and move when it’s most convenient.

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44,000 m2
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Features - Amenities

  • Mountain View

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Vista of valley, mts to north from farm..
Vista to northwest from possible building site#1..
View of valley, ridge to WNW from edge of field #1..
Valley, mts, ridges from bldg site #1..
Banana tree, ridge to west of bldg site #2..
View through yard behind existing house to ridge t..
Vista of ridges to NW above valley from building s..
Vista to mts into Honduras from building site #4..
Hammock in yard..
Fruit trees in yard..
Casita and truck..
Aerial map showing Esteli + Miraflor Reserve; farm..
Aerial map of Miraflor + nearby ecolodges..
Aerial map of farm with approximate borders outlin..
Pink-flowered tree, road to farm..
View of mts, ridges to west, late sun, from crop f..
Crop field/building site #1 in late sun..
Ridge, forest in mist, late afternoon--farm is nea..
View to West--sunset over valley, ridges from buil..

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