Retirement has come and time to sell the farm.
Welcome to Pura Vida Horse Ranch, a fully operational and established private ranch located in the lush, green, mountains of Chires, Parrita, Central Pacific, Costa Rica. Driving distances are: 2.5 hours south of the capital of San Jose, a 50 -minute drive south of Jaco Beach, and 25 minutes north of Parrita on the road to Puriscal, and the beaches of Playa Bejuco and Esterillos are approx. 30 minutes away.
Farm is 9+ hectares (22.5 acres) supports 15-20 horses, and is an ideal property for boarding and training horses. Property can support a breeding program, horse tours, and/or horse rescue program. Pura Vida Ranch is equipped to do it all, and has functioned on all of these levels. Current owners are North Americans and have spared nothing to keep this property in excellent condition, fully functional and pride of ownership is obvious as well and evidenced by the hard working and loyal staff.
This farm is sold turn-key w. all furnishings and equipment (with some exceptions). More info…
The Main House
2 stories, with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, kitchen, indoor and outdoor living areas, wrap around porches upstairs and downstairs, an office which can be used as a 3rd bedroom. Concrete columns, in excellent condition and located close to the entrance, which is controlled by an electric gate.
The Pastures and The Road
10 pastures, some divided with chain link and some with barbwire. Beautiful, scenic, river runs behind the farm. River never runs dry. All pastures have water troughs. There are roofs in 6 of the pastures, so your horses can get out of the rain as needed. Pastures have good grass, and there is a half hectare of teak trees on the property. Teak is a valuable tropical hardwood that can be harvested and sold starting at 15 years of age. Good gravel road running through the farm leads down to the river.
Public water and a full water system that was built to utilize the water from the river, allows abundant water year round, you’ll never run out!
The Cowboy House
The Cowboy House is a single story 2 bedroom home, w. 1 small bathroom. There’s also a living area, kitchen, tile floors, wraparound porch, carport, fenced in yard, several fruit trees in the yard. Furniture in the Cowboy’s house is not included in the sale, but the refrigerator and stove are included, all in all a great, quaint house for your cowboy(s) to live in, as it is comfortable, neat and clean. Farm also has an emergency water system (back up tank) as needed as well as public water. All contingency plans are in place to keep farm up and running at all times.
The Stables and Wash stalls
11 stalls in the main stables, all with concrete aisles. Stalls have drains, water hookup, lights, fans, dirt floors and top gates to close the horse in. Grooming and shoeing area, concrete storage bins. Also, there is a tack room w. 2 closets for medicines and supplies, and a very nice seating area.
There is covered parking area for your vehicles, and a newly finished stud barn on the lot next door. This barn can house four studs at this time with plenty of room for future expansion ( up to 5 more stalls). All stalls in this barn are made out of steel.
Wash 4 horses at a time here, system using the river water has been built so you can wash as many horses as you want all day long! Never a shortage of water which is so essential to a working farm. Area also has a 2 car parking area, under roof that is adjacent to the wash stall.
The Corral and Riding Ring
The Corral is 12 meters x 18 meters with covered tin roof with plenty of height, lighting for riding at night, 220 electric hookup, sand footing, storage area, a pulley system for teaching young horses to rope, and a wonderful viewing area for guests 3 meters x 9 meters.
There are 4 stalls connected to the corral, they are under roof. There is a gravel aisle with cement columns and steel beams. There is 1 birthing stall 3 meters x 5.93 meters, there is 1 yearling stall 3 meters x 3 meters. There are two stalls each 3 meters x 4.40 meters.
Each stall has a hay rack, water hookups, fans drains and a dirt floor. Train your horse rain or sun, night or day! During rainy season in Costa Rica, it’s great to always have an area to work with your horse.
This is an excellent area to give lessons. The roof provides plenty of shade from the sun. You can hosts dinner shows for all your friends, as there is seating for 15 people; this is an especially popular feature for horse tourism.
The riding ring is 18 meters x 32 meters and has 2 gates; the base is fine gravel, allowing drainage for rain water. The post and rails are all galvanized metal set in concrete. A drag for dragging the ring is included in the sale. Drag hooks to quad.
The Bodega and Dog Kennels and Dog Pool
The Concrete bodega is 9 meters by 9.10 meters. There are plenty of shelves for your tools. You can also use the bodega to park vehicles. The washing machine and dryer are also located inside the bodega along with a refrigerator and these appliances are included in the sale. There is plenty of storage for hay and equipment, and there is an outside cowboy bathroom attached to the back of the bodega.
There are 5 kennels for your dogs if needed, as well as cage for parrots. The parrots can be included in the sale if wanted. The dogs get their own pool, and the upper part of the farm is all fenced in so your dogs can run loose without leaving the property.
There are 2 security cameras and a monitor. You can hookup 8 cameras total. The taxes on the farm are only $640.00 a year. The cowboys have agreed to stay on if the new owners are looking for excellent horsemen