Dorado Ranch has been in operation since 1989. Since its inception
it has become the largest employer in the San Felipe area. With
over 20 different home communities, El Dorado Ranch has over 7,000 property
owners and approximately 1,400 homes and structures built.
at El Dorado Ranch has been done in the utmost environmentally friendly
manner and has resulted in an ecologically sustainable resort and community.
Pat Butler - Developer
Within its subdivisions, the Ranch boasts the largest solar community
in North America with more households using this form of alternative
energy than anywhere else on the continent.
the Ranch encourages the use of environmentally friendly home construction.
The first straw bale home in the Baja was constructed at El Dorado Ranch.
Since that time more straw bale homes have been built in our communities
that anywhere else in North America.
as development continues at the Ranch as well as with our sister projects
such as the La
Ventana Del Mar, the same rigid environmental standards are upheld.
For instance, the construction of the new golf course (San Felipe's
first and only) calls for adequately watering grass in a desert environment
averaging less than 2 inches of rain per year.
than depleting existing water supplies, we have been able to cross breed
a unique species of salt tolerant grass to make use of previously unusable
water sources thereby preserving precious water supplies. Plants
that absolutely must be removed are not run over by a bull dozer, but
instead dug out by hand and transferred to a nursery.
we are an environmentally friendly development, management has extensive
business experience to bring greater financial security to our owners.
Ranch Developer, Pat Butler, is an American citizen and spends most
his time at the Ranch and is very actively involved in our projects.
Butler is a former Vice President for Marriott Corporation and the former
President and CEO of Coast to Coast Resorts and Golf Card International.
His hand picked international management team is comprised of highly
educated and experienced people with a track record of over 35 years
in promoting and operating hospitality projects in both the U.S. and
Dorado Ranch has been a major contributor to the growth of San Felipe
by bringing in 10,000 visitors per year to the San Felipe area.
Our management team works very closely with Mexican Government agencies
and has made U.S. - Mexico investment history by being the first U.S.
developer to make sizeable land acquisition from the Ejido.
This unprecedented acquisition involved numerous federal, local, environmental,
and regulatory agencies and required years of preparation on our part.
Our development plans, financial status, and backgrounds were scrutinized
by these agencies before this historic approval was assigned.
our development hasn't gone without recognition. In the summer
of 2003, El Dorado Ranch was given special recognition as one of Baja's
most outstanding developments at a specially held press conference attended
by President Fox, the National Minister of Tourism, Governor of Baja
California, and Baja Minister of Tourism.
addition to the security of having a proven developer, our projects
have been created to provide home owners with the best viable real estate
product possible. To start, we offer the most secure form of Mexican
property ownership. This is not a lease, or a time share, it is
property ownership in its most secure form.
we have acquired the necessary zoning designations from the local agencies
to ensure that covenants, controls, and rules are legally enforceable.
This is beneficial for our owners knowing that their community will
uphold the standards as set forth in the covenants and help protect
property value and enhance lifestyle. It is envisioned that El
Dorado Ranch will be used as a role model of environmentally sustainable
development for other Mexican and U.S. developers to follow.
perhaps the most desirable element of our projects is the natural beauty
in which they exist. With most lots having both sea and mountain
views the scenery is simple breathtaking. The unique geography
featuring a neighboring 10,000 foot mountain range, a pristine and lush
desert, and the tranquil Sea of Cortez provides endless recreational
opportunity and a lifestyle far removed from the pace of the city.
Pat Butler - "The Most Awarded Developer in the Baja"
May 15th, 2006 - Pat Butler, Developer of El Dorado Ranch and La Ventana del Mar, and co developer of Estrella del Mar, receives the 2006 Ejecutivo Distinguido (Distinguished Executive) Award for his contributions to the community of San Felipe, Mexico.
Pat Butler was recently awarded the Mexicali Business Executive of the Year 2006 Award. This was a special honor because it’s only the third time in the 47-year history of the organization that the award has been presented to a foreigner (one other American and a Chinese business man who opened factories in Mexicali.) This award was made possible because of a lot of people that have been a major part of the development of El Dorado Ranch – Pat's wife Doreen; all of his managers and staff in the Denver, San Felipe, and Mexicali offices, the state and city government offices who we heavily depend on for permits; our suppliers; our R-MAC and Classic Pacific partners; and of course all of you, our loyal owners and members.
Pat Butler receives an Award from the Baja Traveller's Best of Baja Awards 2005
Cecilia Aragon-Bryant, Isa Calva (PR Baja Traveler), Mayté Rodríguez-Cedillo
(Publisher/CEO BajaTRAVELER® Magazine) and Mr. & Mrs. Pat Butler