Bucay (One hour from Guayaquil)





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This 20-hectare (50-acre) organic cacao farm on the Ecuadorian Coast -- "Casa Bucay" -- has immediate income and growth-producing potential, providing an ideal opportunity for serious investors or weekend hobby farmers to turn a profit. A 2,000 sq. ft house is included in the purchase price, The type of organic cacao grown is CCN-51, a high-yielding, disease-resistant variety grown for the commercial-grade, commodity chocolate industry. This farm also includes fruit trees such as papayas, oranges, tangerines, bananas, lemons, and zapotes (marmalade trees). as well as vegetables including yucca and plantains. The farm also has chickens. 

Ecuador is one of the world's top producers of Cacao, boasting some of the richest and most delicious award-winning chocolates.. In its heyday, cacao was the crop of wealthy Ecuadorian farmers.  Today, a renaissance is taking place, with smart investors diversifying their assets with viable agricultural land and in Ecuador, cacao is one of the richest cash crops. The farm could be a dream come true, for adventurers wishing to make a sustainable living with a product that has overwhelming appeal. The farm could also be turned into a work-study or an experiential, farm-to-table tourist attraction, or an outback bed and breakfast, offering urban dwellers a taste of the sweetness and serenity a coastal Finca can provide.

The farm is located in Bucay, a town on the border of the Ecuadorian Coast and the Andes, only 99km. (one hour) from Guayaquil, the economic capital of Ecuador where an international airport is located. The farm is reached on a paved 4-lane highway from Guayaquil.

Casa Bucay has city water and a shared river water supply allocated to the farm for 12 hours every 15 days for irrigation. The home comes with hot water -- a rarity on the Coast -- as well as electricity, gas, a security system, an underground sewer system, and Internet service. 18 hectares are currently under cultivation producing approximately 1,400 kilos of cacao annually which yields a profit of an estimated $30,000 per year. Expansion and growth are viable for agricultural investors who could potentially purchase surrounding farms for more aggressive, international earnings. 

Farm equipment is included in the purchase price, as is a 2-story outbuilding for cacao preparation and drying, and guest quarters, plus the 2,000 sq. ft., fully-furnished, 2-story brick house. This modest home is move-in ready and includes a living room, an en-suite master bedroom, and two kitchens on the first floor.  Also, downstairs is a maid’s quarters with its own entrance, a bathroom, and a kitchenette. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and a family room.  There is a huge, L-shaped terrace to enjoy looking out at the beautiful cacao fields as you greet the day. This home can easily be refurbished and modernized to suit a variety of tastes.

Two fully-trained workers help with daily cultivation and field and crop maintenance and will most likely stay on the farm, should you want the guidance of experienced cacao farmers. Currently, three major harvests take place each year when a crew of 10 is involved. Labor in Ecuador is cheap, so this is not a major expense.

The climate in Bucay is tropical, with temperatures ranging from 20-35 degrees Centigrade (68-95 degrees Fahrenheit.) There is a Tropical Cloud Forest only 9 km. from the center of town and hiking trails, waterfalls, and climbing that attract extreme sports enthusiasts enjoying canyoning, zip lining, biking, rafting, and kayaking, which could be added to an eco-adventure beginning at your cacao farm.

Ecuador has a reputation for producing the best cacao in the world and Ecuadorian cacao is always in demand. Be a part of this growth market and live off the land, on this magical, sustainable Coastal organic Shangra-La.

The listing price for this 20-hectare (50-acre), organic cacao farm on the Ecuadorian Coast in Bucay is $450,000. Owner financing is available to qualified buyers with a 50% down payment.

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