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Tubagua Plantation Eco-Village

At a Glance

    Pros

  • authentic rural setting that's still 15 minutes from Puerto Plata airport
  • all the necessary facilities and services, including cleaning, hot water, power, and Wi-Fi
  • spectacular views
  • pools

    Cons

  • bathing facilities are shared
  • remote location, with limited public transportation options
  • may be too rustic for some travelers

Tubagua Plantation Eco-Village Review

If you're an independent traveler turned off by the all-inclusive experience, this 12-acre mountaintop property, set on the first inland ridge some 1,000 feet above sea level, will give you contact with nature and elicit an appreciative sigh. The helpful host is a longtime resident and Canadian Consul, Tim Hall. The rustic, palapa-style accommodations (with camping-style bathroom and showering set-up), which are all about ecotourism and sustainable development, have long views of the countryside leading far to the ocean: it's spectacular. Santiago is less than an hour's drive along a spectacular, winding mountain road. There are private lockers, shared bathroom facilities, a game room, and hiking trails; beach access is 15 minutes away. Meals are lovingly prepared for a supplement. Shared lodging is dirt-cheap, with mosquito-netted beds lined up in one longhouse, but a shared private palapa is not that much more.

    Hotel Details

  • 5 rooms, 1 shared longhouse.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 03-12-2014

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