The Dominican Republic is a hidden gem of the Caribbean when it comes to ecotourism opportunities, offering travelers a wealth of options for discovering the country’s lush jungles, untouched white-sand beaches, and waterfalls hidden in the depths of the rainforest. Travelers can stay at a host of eco-friendly resorts and accommodations that allow guests to experience nature first-hand whilst causing minimal impact on delicate nature. In this article, we’ve gathered the top 5 eco-friendly accommodations in the Dominican Republic.
Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda
Club Med’s eco-friendly resort in Miches is one of the country’s largest ‘green resorts’, and is situated on a stunning stretch of beach in Miches, a popular ecotourism destination in the northeastern Dominican Republic. Spread across 93 acres of tropical terrain, the oceanfront property offers travelers 4 distinct boutique villages for guests, with accommodations ranging from deluxe rooms to lavish bungalows.
Each of the resort’s villages features a stylish design that blends seamlessly into the surrounding nature, allowing guests to take in the gorgeous views. The resort’s long list of on-site amenities and facilities from outdoor pools to the 7 bars and restaurants means guests can spend days enjoying everything it has to offer.
Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge
Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge is a 4-star hotel in Barahona that blends luxury accommodation with an eco-friendly approach. The lavish eco-chic property is located along the country’s southern coastline in close proximity to several stunning beaches and trekking paths.
Casa Bonita’s 12 luxurious and elegantly designed villas offer views of the surrounding rainforest, and the property’s infinity pool looks to the nearby sea. Guests can unwind in total privacy and comfort thanks to the resort’s quality amenities and services, which include in-room dining and in-house spa service. The property is currently undergoing renovation to further improve its facilities.
Dominican Tree House Village
This 4-star all-inclusive eco-resort in El Valle, Samaná, is surrounded by untouched nature in every direction. The Dominican TreeHouse Village’s humble yet luxurious villas overlook the rainforest and are made of wood and straw, providing eco-friendly and comfortable accommodations. Food and drink at the resort are fresh and plentiful.
The property’s 5 distinct room categories sleep between two and six guests, making it an ideal choice for couples or families. Travelers can enjoy plenty of activities within the property, as well as guided tours and excursions of the surrounding areas, including waterfalls, ziplining, and jungle treks.
Eco Del Mar – Natural Lodge
Eco Del Mar is a small 90-room property in the heart of Pedernales – a region poised to become the Dominican Republic’s next top ecotourist haven. The three-star hotel is located on the southwestern tip of the tropical island along a pristine white-sand beach and is surrounded by nature.
The property features 6 distinct room categories, from the spacious and luxurious Safari Suite – sleeping up to 6 guests – to the more modest Tuareg Tens, which comes with a queen size bed and a view of the adjacent sea. Eco Del Mar is the perfect base to explore the surrounding areas, and the hotel organizes several nature treks and activities.
Ecolodge Tubagua Puerto Plata
Ecolodge Tubagua Puerto Plata in Puerto Plata, a popular resort town in the northern Dominican Republic, comes with some serious green credentials. Located some 20 minutes from Puerto Plata’s main beaches as well as its international airport, the eco-friendly property comes with three room categories.
With three different room categories, Ecolodge Tubagua offers an eco-retreat for adventure-seeking and environmentally-conscious travelers. The property’s wooden huts are modest yet comfortable, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding jungles. Guests can take advantage of the property’s meal plan.
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