Tropical Permaculture Farm

Total Price: $ 1,500,000


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Utopia: Luminescense Permaculture Farm

This one of a kind, high bio-diversity fruit forest and botanical garden is a model of sustainable development designed and planted by Permaculture Masters.  The Permaculture farm stretches from its deep water dock on the protected bay side of Isla Bastimentos all the way to the sandy beach side of the island, ending 85 meters from the center of Wizard Beach. The property includes the third highest hill on Bastimentos with two distinct ridges running outward along the top of the island that roughly divide the farm in half. 


The Land

The protected bay of Old Bank has for centuries been among the safest harbors in all of Bocas del Toro, with a deep water basin right in front of Luminescence Farm allowing for construction of docks to berth even the largest of private boats for year round safe access.  The farms dock is a twelve minute boat ride to Colon Island where the airport is located.  

On the protected bay side (also the side that faces town) the farm was once a largely deforested cow pasture and it has been reforested with orchards of selected fruit trees, hardwoods, palms, vines, flowers, and countless native species.  

The low land swamp has been expertly transformed into seven productive levels of interconnected canals and raised islands.  These canals or Chinampas function like a winding river and are spanned by bridges and shaded by high value grafted fruit trees. The system of interconnected canals and ponds are dotted with meandering islands that cover the front four acres of the farm and are planted with some of the most exotic specimens.

Above the canals the fruit forest continues in a series of rolling hills and ridges that lead up to the main ridge that runs along the top of the island.  In addition to the two most obvious hills there are numerous building sites, any of which could be legally separated and sold with individual TITLES. The gardens are planted as a seamless fruit forest, a mixed tableau where every twist in the path encounters a new tree in fruit, a new flavor to experience. 

Luminescence farm is incredibly productive and diverse, yet has maintained important view corridors and left key areas open to custom plant species desirable to new owners. The diversity and productivity of the farm has attracted wildlife back to the area including the top mammal on the island – the White Throated Capuchin monkey – and even caiman in the ponds and canals.

The sea side of the farm is concentrated with native species, hardwoods, palms and bamboo as it meanders down to Wizard Beach, one of the most secluded and beautiful stretches of beach in the archipelago.   Through years of planting and selection the farm not only looks like the Garden of Eden but it produces large amounts of sustainable wood and fruit and has now become the de facto nature reserve on our side of the island. 

The Production

More than 5000 fruit trees of more than 100 species have been planted on the Luminescence Farm. The list includes, but is not limited to:

Mango, Durian, Jackfruit, Breadfruit, Pineapple, Guanabana, Sapote, Banana, Atemoya, Mangosteen, Avocado, Starfruit, Lime, Wampee, Rambutan, Pulsan, Longan, Bilimbi, Acerola, Cas, Cashew Apple, Langsat, Akee, Jujube, Mamey, Egg Fruit, Abiu, Coconut, and many more.

The Buildings

The Farm hosts numerous open and airy buildings including a massive split level cathedral-roofed kitchen, a barn and nursery building, bodega and caretaker’s cabin, and a tropical loft style home.


The Dream

The Luminescence Permaculture Farm is perfect for: Eco Tourism, a Private Permaculture Farm Estate, Surf Retreat or Eco-Village.

Imagine golden Caribbean sunrises and pink volcano sunsets, dolphins splashing behind world-class waves and giant turtles nesting on secluded beaches.

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