It is on the mountain side of the highway almost a km in on a well maintained road. It is at the top of the first hill. There are just two more properties behind mine and road dead ends. So, it is very private and safe, great neighbors and nobody else passing through. The property consists of two flat and cleared areas largely, but not entirely planted with fruit trees, divided by a steep slope of primary (virgin) rainforest and a small stream. Another larger stream forms the back boundary.
The following are improvements have been realized in my time of owning the property.
*Newly paved highway connecting the property to the two largest towns on the peninsula (Puerto Jimenez, La Palma)
*Electricity and water services direct to the property. ICE ran the power up the road shortly after I acquired the property. I collaborated with my neighbors (a really nice couple from Virginia, USA) to run the services and final 2/10 km. ICE validated the installation and assumed responsibility of its maintenance. The public water is from the nearby town of Gallardo.
*The clearing and upkeep of the aforementioned flat lands to preserve the building/planting envelope before the vegetation matured to a point where it would have become illegal to clear it.
*New fence lines running the front and longest side of the property. The stream forms the back boundary and the other boundary is a well defined and maintained path (carril) through forest.
* Footbridges to cross streams
* About 100 fruit trees planted, ranging from the typical to the rare and exotic. Most trees, aside from the banana and papaya, are in their infancy and still have a couple of years before they bare fruit.
Typical: mango, avocado, leeche nut, lemon, orange, green coconut (pipa), 8 varieties of banana, plantains, nancie, sugar cane, papaya, bamboo, star fruit,
cashew, breadnut, "guava" (Inga), guanabana
Rare: spineless pejivalle, pealy nut, arasa (brazilian guava), mimbrillo, langsat (amazing fruit!)
flowering plants: 10 species of heliconia, ornamental banana, hibiscus, plumeria
- Secondary Forest
- Grid Power
- Municipal Water