10 Amazing Eco-Lodges in the Dominican Republic
Number 1: Natura Cabana & Spa
The name pretty much says what you can expect. The Natura Cabana Eco-Lodge is a beachfront boutique hotel in Cabarete, focusing on health, wellness, natural products, organic food and yoga. The 12 bungalows, built with natural materials such as mahogany, bamboo, coral and artistic stonework, are embedded in a tropical garden and offer a beautiful terrace. You can have a relaxing massage at the beach or a full spa treatment with organic herbs from their own garden. The restaurant treats you with healthy food and detox smoothies! While staying in this Eco-Lodge, listen to the sound of the waves while you are in your tropical open-air bungalow, enjoy some watersports or yoga at the beach of Cabarete and taste the healthy, organic food while looking at the ocean.
What to do while you are here: Improve your Yoga skills, take some surfing classes at the El Encuentro Beach and visit the historic town of Puerto Plata.
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Ecolodges and unique Boutique Hotels” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 2: Paraiso Caño Hondo
If you are looking for a secluded Eco-Lodge within a national park and surrounded by nature, then Paraiso Caño Hondo is the perfect hotel for you. Located about 2.5 hours from Punta Cana, this natural oasis offers rustic rooms, an open restaurant and a river system that creates natural pools and waterfalls around the whole property – that’s why we usually call it a waterfall eco-lodge. Some of the rooms offer a spectacular view over the bay of San Lorenzo and wide parts of the Los Haitises national park. The peace and quietness of this place is truly magical and if you are a water(fall) lover, this eco-lodge definitely is a must visit on your vacation in the Dominican Republic.
What to do while you are here: Take a boat excursion to discover the mangroves and caves in the national park, do a bird watching tour with a guide in the rain forest or just relax in the cool waters of the natural pools!
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Dreamy Beaches, Resorts & Jungle Experience” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 3: Eco del Mar
One of the most rustic but also most amazing Eco-Lodges in the Dominican Republic is hidden deep in the south-west of the country. Eco del Mar is a tented camp directly at the pristine and beautiful beach of La Cueva, which is the departure point to the famous beach of Bahia de las Aguilas. It offers basic tents with a mattress, shared bathrooms and a unique and iconic beach bar – a true glamping experience. If you are looking for something more comfortable, Eco del Mar also has four suites. These wooden structures offer an full size bed and a spacious living room. They also feature a big terrace and a private bathroom with outdoor shower. Prepare yourself for the most amazing sunset scenery you can get!
What to do while you are here: We definitely recommend the boat excursion to Bahia de las Aguilas, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Off the beaten track in the southwest” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 4: El Valle Lodge
In the mystical El Valle, a lodge can be found surrounded by the wild nature of the jungle, offering a unique experience for nature lovers as well as for adventurers. The rustic, semi-open bungalows allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the tropical landscape. From simpler bungalows to more exclusive ones with some privacy, to spacious family rooms, there is something to suit every preference. The on-site restaurant not only provides a rich breakfast but also offers excellent evening menus featuring seasonal and local products. If you are seeking extraordinary accommodation with an authentic atmosphere, the El Valle Lodge is the perfect choice for you!
What to do while you are here: Take some surfing lessons at the beach of El Valle, do some zip lining in the mountains around the Eco-Lodge or find the hidden waterfall!
Interested? Check out our roundtrip “Active Island experience” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 5: El Gallo Eco-Lodge
The El Gallo Eco-Lodge is a paradise for young and old alike! While adults can relax in the splendid natural pool, children have the choice of a wide range of activities. Among other things, they can explore the exciting garden on their own and learn more about the local plant life. Who wouldn’t want to pick and blend the herbs for their tea themselves? Here it is possible! Of course, the family-friendly lodge is also the perfect refuge for couples who love nature and crave tranquility. In addition to three cozy “Casitas,” the lodge also offers a restaurant where you can indulge in Dominican meals made from fresh and local ingredients, prepared directly over the fire.
What to do while you are here: TWe recommend taking a hike to one of the many hidden jungle waterfalls or going on a walking or cable car excursion to the nearby Isabel de Torres mountain.
Interested? Check out our “Roundtrip for the whole family” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 6: Valle Fresco Constanza
A tranquil oasis amidst nature, yet only a short drive from the center of Constanza. The Valle Fresco Eco-Lodge allows you to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and provides a retreat surrounded by colorful flowers and the animal inhabitants of the Eco-Lodge. With four lovingly appointed “Casitas” in rustic style, the accommodation offers a familial atmosphere, and on Saturdays, a campfire is even ignited, providing an opportunity to contemplate life over a cup of tea with fellow guests. An absolute gem in the beautiful mountain region of the island!
What to do while you are here: Visit the ‘Aguas Blancas’ waterfall for a refreshing swim or take a hike in Valle Nuevo, which stands as the highest mountain landscape in the Caribbean at over 2000 meters in elevation.
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Mountain Adventure in the Caribbean highlands” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 7: Altos de La Caobita Eco-Hotel
A modern but ecological ambiance in the rugged southwestern area, the Altos de La Caobita Eco-Hotel will not disappoint you. The hotel not only offers great views and a pleasant stay but also advocates for the environment and a positive impact on the local community. Therefore, your stay also contributes to supporting the local population. Whether having a traditional dinner on the terrace or taking a refreshing dip in the infinity pool, you can enjoy the coastal views and end the day peacefully.
What to do while you are here:Take a horseback ride to the Taino Caves or visit one of the crystal-clear mountain streams in the area, we’re happy to advise you.
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Experience all facets of the Dominican Republic” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 8: Casa El Paraiso
A Caribbean Eco-Lodge like you have never seen it before! This small property offers 8 completely different rooms with stunning views over the ocean. Each room has a theme and unique interior design, while most of them offer an open room concept, so no walls towards the ocean! Casa Paraíso has a beautiful infinity pool and a wooden beach bar with a BBQ. On top of that, the private Italian chef will spoil you with delicious dinners you will never forget. During the day and the right season, you can also see the humpback whales playing around in the nearby ocean. Take a hot shower surrounded by nature and sleep watching the stars while hearing the waves smashing against the cliffs.
What to do while you are here: Try out one of the best snorkeling spots in the Dominican Republic or visit the beautiful waterfall of El Limon.
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Dream Beaches & Relax on the Samana Peninsula” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 9: Tubagua Eco Lodge
Up in the mountains close to Sosua and Puerto Plata you can find the rustic but authentic Tubagua Eco-Lodge. It offers three different housing options for different budgets and a common area with an open wall concept and amazing ocean views. As one of the leading sustainable hotels of the Dominican Republic, this Eco-Lodge focuses on the local community and completely integrates it into the daily business. If you are craving for a family-style menu and the sustainable approach of eco-tourism in the Dominican Republic, Tubagua definitely is the right choice for you.
What to do while you are here: Go hiking with the local guides to the marvelous Gods Swimming Pool or sign up for our “local culture tour” where you are going to explore the surrounding rural area and communities.
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Authentic culture & history experience” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.
Number 10: Villa Pajon
You can’t be more into nature than in the highest hotel of the Caribbean and on the same time the most remote Eco-Lodge of the Dominican Republic. Villa Pajon is located at an altitude of 2.300 meters (around 7.000 feet) and features rustic but absolutely charming wooden bungalows with a spectacular surrounding area, including breathtaking views over the mountain range of the Cordillera Central. Here you will unite with the green scenery, as the next village is a 1 hour drive away and access is only possible via a dirt road suitable for SUVs and 4x4s. As the cold temperatures here are absolutely uncommon for the Dominican Republic you might have to change your typical Caribbean Cuba Libre to a hot tea, but you would not want to miss out on this absolutely unique experience away from the Dominican Beaches.
What to do while you are here: Explore the surrounding area on the marked hiking trails or simply enjoy the peace and tranquility from the rocking chair of your terrace.
Interested? Check out our Roundtrip “Mountain adventure in the Caribbean highlands” here and contact Dominican Expert to book or for further information.