432 hectares in San Juan, Argentina, on route 149, known as bioceanic corridor, connecting Argentina with Chile and the Pacific. Located next to Pampa del Leoncito natural area.
This unique site in the world consists of a plain measuring 14 km long and 5 km wide where a lake dried out several million years ago. Today, a radiantly white surface makes visitors feel as if they were walking on the moon. It has been declared “Cultural and Natural Heritage”, “Natural Monument” and “Historic site”. It has potential to be declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Surrounded by protected areas and wildlife refuges. Geophysics survey show is sitting on top of massive aquifer, which makes this fertile land suitable for massive agricultural exploitation, through the drilling of water wells.
The area attracts thousands of local and international travellers, attracted by the unique clear skies and views of the Milky Way. Several world class astronomical observatories lie around.
The area is a magnet for tourist, presenting the potential for developing large touristic complexes. Ideal for adventure activities such as horseback riding, land yachting, camping, rafting and hiking, the perfect environment to “live a life of adventure”.
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Since 2012, the government selects the Pampa del Leoncito as a potential site for the installation of large scale solar and wind power generation farms. It commits the private company AWS Truepower to install two towers to evaluate the feasibility. After two full years of data gathering, the results are highly favourable for the installation of renewable energies.
Property suitable for agricultural livestock exploitation
The block of land is suitable for large scale cultivation of timber, forestry, fruit trees, vegetables, pastures, cereals, fine grapes. The pastures would allow raising cattle. An existing farm nearby is already harvesting quality organic vegetables, onions, garlic, tomato, pumpkins, apples to supply the fruits and vegetable markets of Mendoza and San Juan.
The international company Simplot from USA, producer of 120,000 tonnes of pre-fried potatoes in Argentina, acquired land in the vicinity to plant potato seeds and potatoes for consumption, due to the special micro climate and absence of phytotoxics, which are plaguing traditional potato planting areas. The commercial manager of the company for Argentina showed interest in developing a planting strategy in this pristine block of land.
Multiple real estate projects
The owner entrusted to a group specialized in tourism and agro-industrial developments, the preparation of 3D videos of all possible real estate and tourist developments (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rBFz65deoDa7VnD0GBt-J3Ah0UqUi7zA) that include:
i. Restaurant / eatery overlooking the Pampa del Leoncito
ii. Luxury resort, neighborhoods of weekend houses and hotels
iii. Club house with swimming pool, sports fields and golf course
iv. Fine grape vineyards and boutique wineries
v. Wind and photovoltaic power generation
vi. Landing strip
vii. Food Suppliers, supermarkets
viii. Offer of adventure sports, sand yachting (carrovelism), trekking, paragliding, visits to the surrounding tourist areas, horseback riding.
ix. Intensive exploitation of astronomical tourism, given the proximity of five national and international astronomical observatories. The views of the night sky are unique in the southern hemisphere, attracting both amateur and professional astronomical visitors. There is scope for the construction of cabins and observatories, houses with glass roofs to marvel at the night vision of the stars of the Milky Way and other galaxies with the naked eye and with instruments.
Tourism offer in the area
The landscape proposal to attract tourism to the area is immense (see http://www.turismoruta40.com.ar/barreal.html) and is scarcely exploited given the limited number of hotel and accommodation places in the area. The nearest town is Barreal, which offers a limited number of quality places to attract the most demanding international tourism.
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