This magnificent 25 acre rainforest estate sits along the banks of the Rio Grande in the gorgeous Big Falls area of Toledo boasting over 800 ft of water frontage in Belize’s most pristine and unblemished district. It offers an abundance of beautiful, wide-open spaces and troves of lush, tropical greenery imbued with an impressive array of towering hardwoods and a host of indigenous plants and fruit trees.
Roughly 7 of the property’s 25 acres is already cleaned, cleared and developed with 2 self-sustained, family homes set among the trees as little as 200 feet from the river’s edge. The homes are powered by a combination of solar energy storage systems with diesel-powered generators while above-ground storage tanks are used to capture rainwater taking advantage of Toledo’s 160+ inches of annual rainfall… the most in the entire country. Both homes are built on solid concrete foundations and constructed utilizing the various local lumbers taken from the estate. Each has tiled floors, corrugated zinc panel roofing and large, crystal clear glass windows that let in tons of natural light. Each house is connected directly to the local Big Falls water supply. Monthly water bills average approx $45 for both homes except in extreme dry season (April & May) when village water is used for irrigation to crops. In those months water costs can be between $80 – 90.
A short walk to the northwestern corner of the estate takes you to the banks of the Rio Grande, a majestic river that begins in the southern hills of the Maya Mountains and meanders through to the Machaca Forest Reserve before making its way into the Caribbean at the southern reaches of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve. Here you enjoy unimpeded access to this year-round channel that provides both a source for irrigation as well as the perfect location for a delightful riverfront home.
The remaining 18 acres offer untouched, forested land with rich, fertile soil and good elevation presenting a great opportunity for farmers, developers and nature lovers alike. Potential use cases include agricultural farmland, raising livestock, a remote tropical getaway for travelers or conserving the natural landscape as a truly magical private escape.
Equipment Included in Purchase
Note: Solar systems are totally Off Grid. In 2019, BEL installed six poles of distribution line on Esperanza Road to the first residential buildings on the road. An additional 15 poles would be required to bring the distribution line to the Full Moon Farm property. See BEL for latest bid proposal.
Property Taxes - $12.25 annually, paid through March 2022
Homeowner's Property Insurance (Fire and Allied Perils, including Hurricane) through Atlantic Insurance, paid through August 19, 2021. Annual premium: $4,358.63 – fully covers solar equipment, buildings including two concrete structure/sheds/shelters (with bars), with all power tools, equipment, and farming implements; personal property; tractor and equipment; generator; Bombardier 4X4 Outlander series ATV.
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