C07 - The Butterfly Conservatory - El Castillo $875,000
The Butterfly Conservatory is a great business opportunity for nature lovers. Where else would a person get a potential tax write off in USA, or create a 501c Foundation, based on an income producing company in Costa Rica; and at the same time help heal and regenerate Mother Earth, all while having the chance to embark on an invigorating venture in foreign lands.
It is located near the Arenal Lake and Volcano, where the climate ranges from upper 70ís during the day, down to the upper 60ís at night. Plus thereís usually a light breeze of pure air blowing down from the surrounding rain forest reserves, where fresh spring water is captured for use in the village.
The project is situated on 33,620 m2 (8.3 acres) of previously cut rainforest that has been in regeneration for the past ten years. The majority of the area is now fully planted and developed.
The property also has 2 spring fed creeks running through it, the smaller one (Frog Creek) has its source right on our property, the other (Butterfly Creek) stems from the rain forest reserves up above our property, and continues on another kilometer below our property to flow into Lake Arenal, the largest lake in Costa Rica
The Reception Center building is a cement, steel, and glass structure, (about 1000 ft2 construction) with incredible views of volcano Arenal and Lake.
This building also houses our butterfly laboratory and public restrooms, (there is another private bathroom by the office, in the same building).
Additionally, there are 9 different large steel and screen atrium / greenhouse structures (approx. 12,000 ft2 under cover) that house our exhibition habitats; (there are also 5 other partially finished atriums for further project expansion
The project contains the largest exhibition area for butterflies in Costa Rica, and numerous trails, that meander through our botanical gardens passing by Iguana Pond going to the Rainforest River walk, or Host Plant Gardens and Volcano View Gazebo where one can relax after the tour and take in the spectacular views of the forest, volcano, lake, etc.
The gazebo not only offers great views of the area, but also attracts many hummingbirds coming to feed on the surrounding flowers
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Area of Property:
33,620 square meters (8.30 acres)
1,120 square meters (12,000 square feet)
870 meters or 2730 feet
natural spring water
120/208 volt 3 phase
land line installed
Broad Band installed
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