Dominican Republic Vacations in Nature at Ecolodge Tubagua Puerto Plata

• Convenient north coast location
• 20 minutes from Puerto Plata beaches, airport and city
• 60 minutes from Santiago
• Double rooms from US$67 to $135 per night including taxes
• Backpackers Dorm only $22 pp including taxes
• Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
• Trip Advisor Green Leader Certificate

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Dominican Republic vacations in nature— Vacation travel to the DR is up 7% over last year. This perennially popular vacation destination is seeing growing interest in Dominican Republic vacations that focus on ecotourism, community tourism, outdoor adventure travel and exploring this beautiful and naturally unspoiled Caribbean island. This is what Tubagua is all about.

Tubagua Ecolodge Puerto Plata is the ideal gateway for independent travelers in the Dominican Republic. Located in the dramatic Northern Mountain Range that runs the length of the Dominican north coast, Tubagua is surrounded by pure nature yet still conveniently close to everything; only 20 minutes from Puerto Plata International Airport, city and beaches.

Ecolodge Tubagua Puerto Plata is also close to Santiago, the DR’s second largest city, located an hour away via the scenic “Ruta Panoramica” mountain highway (Rt. 25). Santiago is situated in the fertile Cibao Valley, the heart of Dominican Republic tobacco country. Located  between Santiago and Tubagua Ecolodge are the amber mines from which some of the world’s finest amber is found. A trip to the amber mines makes for a fascinating day trip for visitors to Tubagua. Ecolodge Tubagua is known for excellent home-cooked meals and helpful owners who readily assist their guests with their travel plans throughout the Dominican Republic.


Explore life in the lush mountains and countryside

Things to do around Tubagua Ecolodge
Tubagua offers a unique variety of fascinating self-guided and guided outings. Most outings depart from the lodge and need no transportation. For those that do need transportation you can use your own vehicle or we can help you arrange one; just ask.
Excursion & Lunch
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Day Pass

If you're not staying at Tubagua you're welcome to come and spend the day. Enjoy a country-style lunch; relax and take in the views from our terrace and gardens. You can also book any one of our guided outings. Day Pass with lunch $10 pp. Optional room $50. Inquire below to reserve or for more info

Guided Hike
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God's Swimming Pool

6 kms / 4 hours / moderate / 8 yrs +

A trek along a private trail through farms and meadows, dive and play at the spring head of a beautiful system of cascading pools.
Price: $20 per person. Kids under 16: $10.

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Interpretive guide
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Ancient Pathways

9 kms / 6 hours / moderate+ / 12 yrs +
Walk with our English-speaking guide into another world, along paths trodden by local folk for centuries, to where people live a simple life in harmony with nature. Learn about the way of life, the flora and the fauna along the way. Includes a visit to God's Swimming Pool. $25 pp.

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Bird Watching

2-6 kms /3-5 hours / moderate
Tubagua Ecolodge is a great location to view some of the Hispaniolan (HE) and Carribean bird endemics (CE). The nature around the lodge is stunning and you will enjoy fantastic scenery. Trails start right at the lodge leading through both forested and more open areas. The lodge's guide speaks good English and knows the species and tails. $30 pp. Guide optional on subsequent outings. More Info

Community Tourism
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The Amber Mines

Requires transportation /3-5 hours /

We are involved in helping communities earn an income from tourism in Puerto Plata. Once of our projects is in the amber mine region. A short ride up the scenic Panoramic Highway takes you to the source of some of the world’s most valuable amber. Enjoy a beautiful drive, learn all about amber and purchase directly from the miners at the lowest prices you can find anywhere. Price $20 pp. Minimum $60. Inquire if you need transportation

Community Tourism
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Coffee Village

Requires transportation /3-5 hours /
The age-old traditions of hand- processing organic coffee still dominate in the hills and plantations of Pedro Garcia. After an illness that nearly destroyed all the coffee crops, plantations are now being restored for the good of the environment and the local economy. Come live a story of rebirth while learning how coffee is transformed, from the branch to the cup! Price $20 pp. Minimum $60. Inquire if you need transportation

Self Guided / Guided
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Village Life

4-8 kms/ easy / 2-5 hours /
Take an easy stroll into local village life, where cooking is done on a fogón and produce is grown in a conuco. A walk through the village of Tubagua is a chance to meet friendly people and take a camera-load of memorable pictures. A guided stroll costs $20 per person but you can also do this on your own at no cost.

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Comfortable, rustic rooms for all budgets

Priced from US$22 per person
• 4 lodging options to suit all budgets
• Queen or single beds with mosquito netting
• Kids 15 and younger stay for free
• Mountain air and fresh breezes substitute air conditioning
• Rates and availability shown below. Reserve now with no deposit required
casitas
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Casitas - our most exclusive option

Private balcony, private bathroom, hot shower, one queen bed and a mezzanine with two single futons.
US$100 Double
Sleeps 4 +$12.50 pp
Taxes extra
Reserve below

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Palapas
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Think "romantic", think "glamorous camping"

Our palapas are private structures and cosy with beautiful views. With one queen bed and two single beds. The "luxe latrine" is just steps away.
US$75 double occupancy
Sleeps 4 + $12.50 per person
Taxes extra
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the longhouse
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Fun for groups and families

The Longhouse is an independent structure with an upper and a lower room. Each level has one queen bed and two single beds. Shared facilities are just outside the door.
US$50 double
Each room fits 4 +25 pp
Taxes extra
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shared dormitory
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The Igloo, a geodisic dome for backpackers

This back packers dorm has three comfortable single bunk beds with privacy curtains and a locker for each bed. A bathroom with hot shower is directly adjacent
US$16 per person for 1 or 2 people.
Taxes extra
If your group is 3+ please inquire for rates
Reserve below

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Things you’ll love about Tubagua Ecolodge:

• Beautiful natural surroundings 
• Amazing ocean views that are larger than life 
• Comfortable beds in rustic structures 
• Generous, healthy meals prepared by locals and served in traditional family-style. 
• Our cooks easily adapt to your dietary preferences and restrictions, just tell us when you reserve 
• Guided and unguided treks into the countryside that let you explore the real Dominican Republic 
• Fresh temperatures 10 degrees cooler than down on the coast 
• There are very few mosquitoes due to the fresh mountaintop breezes

Things to think twice about Tubagua Ecolodge:

• We expect guests to help conserve water and energy 
* Kids love it here but infants will need constant parental supervision (un-fenced terraces) 
• There are terraces and uneven steps that can be a challenge for those with difficulty walking 
• Typical farm and village sounds are part of the environment. Earplugs are available upon request for light sleepers 
• We share this country environment tropical insects and critters. Thankfully, none are fatally poisonous nor lethal
We are in a beautiful, natural location that will delight everyone who loves nature and things local

See you in Tubagua!


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