San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
- Type: Residential
- Style: Apartment
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Size: 2,500 sq. ft.
- Lot Type: Rectangular
- Lot Size: 50 acres
- MLS #: 4GH805
A Fifty Acre Farm with Residence and Butterfly House in the Foothills of the Maya Mountains. The property is particularly suited for nature based entrepreneurs, nature lovers and outdoor living enthusiasts. This property features a self sufficient residence, an active live butterfly display and breeding facility catering to the Belize Tourism industry, a wildlife management area, fruit orchards and hardwood plantation. The property is largely covered in forest, but the eastern section is a parkland landscape developed for the butterfly facility itself, the orchard, food-plant plantations and for residential purposes. The main residence is a two storey cement building with a total floor surface of 2,500 sq. ft including two hardwood verandas. The building is positioned on the side of a hill with a wonderful view of the valley and the premises. The butterfly display and breeding facility are income generating and there is ample expansion potential including the reestablish of the pupa export trade to USA and Europe. Other structures on the property include visitor’s center, multiple auxiliary buildings including solar power center, concrete storage annex garage and grounds man housing. A full detailed description can be found in the read more section. The location of the property is excellent allowing for easy access to the towns and cities of Belize, yet offering a quiet and peaceful lifestyle.
Located in the Cayo District in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Nearby towns are San Ignacio (13 km) and the countries capital: Belmopan (28 km).
Nearest villages are San Antonio (5 km) and El Progresso (1.5 km). Spanish Lookout, an important industrial and support centre lies 16 km to the north.
Belize City and the International Airport are at a distance of 100 km or a 2 hour drive.
The property is located in the foothills of the Maya Mountains at an elevation of 240 m (790 ft). The property is administratively part of El Progresso village (±700 people) but lies approximately 1.5 km (1 ml) west from that village, the village of San Antonio (±2000 people) lies to the west at a distance of approximately 5 km (3.5 ml).
This farm lies along the all-weather road from the Western Highway (in the north) to the famous Caracol Maya site (40 km – 27 ml) towards the south).
A feasibility study looking into the paving of this road started in 2016.
The hilly area is largely forested although several agricultural parcels are on the flatter terrain in the immediate vicinity.
Tourism is an important economic activity in the area. There are several eco-resorts in the area such as:
Mountain Equestrian Trails
Mariposa Jungle Lodge
Hidden Valley Inn
Gaia River Lodge
Mystic River Resort
Various small bed and breakfast enterprises
The Property is largely covered in forest, but the eastern section is a parkland landscape developed for the Butterfly Ranch itself the orchard, food-plant plantations and for residential purposes.
Information is deemed to be correct but not guaranteed.