La Virginia, Risaralda
For us, it is one of the greenest pueblos, or small towns, in the Coffee Axis. It is characterized by large trees which provide ample shade, a zona franca or tax free zone, and a population that moves around primarily….by bicycle. Life would definitely move a bit slower here, but it is on the local radar as a tourist destination.
Another interesting fact about La Virginia, is the cheap cost of living. Beef is produced locally and fish is taken out of the nearby rio, or river, Cauca. For people who prefer a warm climate, river scenery and sugar cane fields dotted with cow pastures, you couldn’t find a more idyllic place. Which brings us to our next topic – a nice property for sale.
Only 10 minutes from La Virginia is Villa Margarita, a country estate with a capacity to sleep 32 people. It’s surrounded by large trees and nice for weekend getaways, corporate meetings or family reunions.
The main house has 6 bedrooms life definitely moves a bit slower here. At the same time it is also an up-and-coming tourist destination. It has one kitchen and two bathrooms. The property also features a smaller house, pool, jacuzzi, social kiosk, chapel, lake, football field, fruit tree and ample parking.
The smaller house, or “fonda tipica,” is a downsized, simplistic replica of the big house and ideal for having a small snack shop, ticket booth or event organization headquarters.
In Pereira, these types of farms have been productive as weekend rentals for tourists. Often they are rented out for about ~500,000 COP per day (~$200 USD) on Saturdays and Sundays, but a bit more leveraging could make them viable for longer periods of time.
Cost and Specifications
Property Size: 2.47 acres or one hectare.
- Small Creek
- Lake which farms up to 2,000 fish
- Variety of producing fruit trees
- Miniature “Pueblo” organization of buildings
For more information contact Erin Donaldson via Whatsapp or call her directly at +57 312-7948245