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Waterfalls, Caves, & More on 8.6 hectares

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Neighboring a hotel and retreat center that is also for sale is this 8.6-hectare (21.25-acre) mountain property with gardens and extensive hiking trails that take you to two caves and along two creeks with waterfalls! The retreat center has another waterfall and swimming hole in addition to other already established amenities. Because of this location and the connecting trail system, these 8.6 hectares are an ideal complement to the retreat center. Together, both properties are even more valuable as the land provides yet another activity for visitors to do right outside the doors of the retreat center. By purchasing both, you can have a wonderful tourism operation, or you could make the spread into a large family compound or farm. 


Strategically placed on the land near the trails are pavilions and other covered areas with epic views making for great picnic and event locations. Along with the hiking trail system, there is a private road that goes up the land providing easier access to the rest of the property. There are different gates along the road sectioning off parts of the land for animals to graze. There is also a corral for horses, so you can do trail rides around here too! 


On the land there are various mature fruit trees, hardwood trees, and terraced gardens with a drip irrigation system in place. Speaking of water and irrigation, you do not have to worry about running out of water since this property comes with TWO water rights and there are four 10,000-liter water reservoir tanks. The property has a private transformer, which is great if you want to build some more houses because they can all go on the same transformer! There are a few secure storage units as well where you can store gardening or construction tools. 


All in all, this property is a great option for those who want land out in the country that is already established with infrastructure and a natural water source! The possibilities are infinite!


Check out the listing of the neighboring property here:

It is located in Chiquil, a quiet rural area 20-30 minutes from Malacatos. 

Price: $234,000


Property Data


Location: Chiquil, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 8,6 hectares (21.25 acres)

Distance to closest bigger town (Malacatos): 30 minutes

Distance to Loja: Approx. 1 hour and 25 min by car

Distance to Airport (Catamayo): Approx. 1 hour 30 min by car

Annual precipitation (Malacatos): 764mm (31 in)

-Estimated Closing Costs: $4,100

* Much of Southern Ecuador experiences a rainy and a dry season. The dry season is approximately June through September, while the rainy season is approximately October through May.

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