Your dream of owning your own retreat center in the tropics can be realized in this established, profitable retreat center. Or, form a co-housing community with like-minded people on this versatile forested property. Located just one hour's drive from the Capitol, San Jose, in a friendly, rural mountain area, the resort features everything you need to move in and get started.
- 7.5 acres (3 hectares) of forested land with infrastructure already in place, a creek and hiking trails
- 10 fully-furnished, spacious one-bedroom housing units
- a 3 bedroom/2 bath house attached to the main lodge, for owners or managersIinifinity pool
- 2500 sq ft wellness center, spa facility in one.
- Open-air yoga studio with breathtaking views
- Greenhouse. many fruit trees and chicken coop
- Infinity pool
- Main lodge with restaurant & industrial kitchen complete with appliances, dishes, and utensils.
- Comfortably furnished lounge area and activity room complete with dining balcony overlooking the mountain-scape
- This property provides a turnkey retreat business or a move-in-ready start for a sustainable co-housing community.
The wellness center features 4 bedroom-sized spaces (can also be offices, treatment/ meeting rooms) and 2 bathrooms on the lower level; and an expansive, open-air octagonal teak wood yoga studio space with durable Palmex roof and rain shades, plus kitchen and storage on the upper level.
Another 2 bedroom/2 bath house is also on the property, currently used for employee housing plus a new, fully functional one-room cabin with bath & shower.
Water is sourced on the property from an abundant mountain spring, and the available fiberoptic Wi-Fi is excellent.
The land is full of edible plants and fruit trees (mango, plantain, coconut, guava, noni and more), plus a large hydroponic greenhouse and free-range chicken pen with roaming space. You can harvest up to 150kg per year of organic tumeric and ginger. Along the jungle trails down to the creek bordering the property, you’ll find a re-forested area of 600+ semi-hardwood Pochote trees (quite valuable!) and other diverse flora in abundance.
The land can also be developed further into 5-7 additional lots for sustainable home sites, plus plenty of space and organic soil for more permaculture planting. Neighboring land could be available on both sides of the property for future expansion.
There is an infinity-edged pool with lounging area and bathroom, plus an expansive laundry/storage facility. Property includes everything you need: pool furniture, stocked kitchen, appliances, all furnishings.
Ongoing Business if you wish: The property has been used for the last 15 years as a profitable resort/wellness center with a very good reputation, winning TripAdvisor's Award of Excellence for 10 years running. Owners are willing to train buyers in running this business if they wish to continue it or start a similar project. See the existing business here: https://www.amatierra.com/
Climate: The climate zone is considered “mountain dry forest” with definite wet and dry seasons; plenty of sunshine. From November to late April there is very little rain and temperatures range from 77 to 90F. During the Green Season expect sunny mornings, afternoon/evening showers, lush green foliage (the best time of year!) and temperatures between 65-80F.
Location: The property is conveniently located in the rural central mountains, 50 minutes from the capitol of San Jose, and 1 hour from beautiful Pacific beaches. There is a beautiful waterfall you can enjoy, 10 minutes’ drive from the property.
The nearby town of San Pablo de Turrubares is a quiet and friendly town of about 1000 people. We enjoy a good relationship with our neighbors and have been involved in the community for many years, helping the schools and people through our non-profit Foundation.
The property is listed at $1,250,000 USD. Consider pooling resources among several of your community members to purchase this property.