Costa Rica Jaguar Corridor Conservation Properties

RANCHO SAN FERNANDO
Unique Waterfall Paradise
67 acres / 27 hectares
$1,450,000

This is a rare opportunity to purchase and preserve one of Costa Rica's true natural treasures. Located in the mountains above San Jose, this property encompasses a diverse stretch of the stunning La Paz river valley, and it boasts one of the highest concentrations of waterfalls in Central America.

The property includes six breathtaking cascades, which can all be easily accessed via a network of well finished walking trails.

Conservation Potential

Costa Rica's National Program of Biological Corridors is the driving force of its conservation strategy, covering 33% of its territory. These corridors are an integral part of the much larger Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, which strives to connect habitats from Southern Mexico down to Panama.

Rancho San Fernando is a key component in this huge conservation effort. The ranch lies within the San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor, providing a valuable ecological stepping stone between two of the country's most important ecosystems. Located just to the east of this ranch are Poas National Park and Juan Castro Blanco National Park. At the same time, just to the west of it lies the vast expanse of virgin forest that is Braulio Carrillo National Park, an important stronghold for the jaguar.

Rancho San Fernando's vibrant cloud forest is a haven for a myriad of plant and animal species. It is a vital link in the chain of biological hotspots that runs along the length of Costa Rica's Volcanic Cordillera, which are the backbone of its national conservation efforts.

This is a vital piece of land for conservation, which urgently needs to be protected and preserved. The Jaguar Project aims to ensure that this property passes on into safe and responsible hands so that it can continue to play its valuable role as an integral link in the Mesoamerican biodiversity chain.

Eco-Tourism Potential

Rancho San Fernando is an Eden-like natural wonderland that requires safe stewardship to maintain the integrity of this fragile hydrological ecosystem. We recommend that any eco-tourism enterprise that takes place here should be as low-impact on the environment as possible, and 100% sustainable.

There are a few cleared sites on the property that have spectacular views, and which could be used to create a profoundly memorable eco-experience for visitors using the existing network of trails to explore its many natural wonders. There is strong potential for a small eco-tourism retreat designed in absolute harmony with nature, offering minimal-footprint activities such as bird watching, jungle treks, environmental education, and bathing in the waterfalls.

Location In Costa Rica

The ranch is located only an hour's drive north of San Jose's international airport La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Peace Lodge, which is one of Costa Rica's most highly regarded and successful tourist destinations are just a kilometer away. It's a 25-minute drive to Poas Volcano, and Arenal Volcano is an hour and a half to the west. Following highway 126 north-eastwards for two hours will bring you to Tortuguero National Park and the many wonders of the Caribbean coast.










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For more information on this property send an email to: contact@thejaguarproject.com

 

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