Kiskeya Alternative Destination

Tourism Offers in Dominican Republic

considered (or self named) ecotourism or sustainable tourism
We have here listed what we identified in May 1999, updated in September 1999, as ecotourism, sustainable or nature tourism offers. We had a first list established in Nov. 1997 that we updated.. We confirmed this data at the 3rd Ecotourism Fair  held in Sabana de la Mar on 19-27 of June 1999, and through year 2000.
 
Any inclusion in this list does not guarantee anything, as Kiskeya Alternative did not investigate the reality of environmental, social or cultural sustainability of this offers. We are in the process of establishing a certification procedure. Most (not all) of the businesses on this list are registered as ecotourism at the State Secretariat of Tourism of Dominican Republic.

Some of them have Web sites, check our Virtual Eco-tour of Dominican Republic; and also if they have any publication @ Kiskeya Alternative

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cuco - image taken and resized from GEF/UNDP RD biodiversity site

Environmental and conservation NGOs, eco and scientific tourism,
Ranchos (farms), Horses, nature tourism  specialized tours, green hotels
(listings as of  September  2 1999)
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Ranchos (farms), Horses, nature tourism  specialized tours, green hotels

Business name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Rancho Bayguate
Jarabacoa (la Joya)
Rafting canyoning horses, mountain, adventures, etc.
yes
yes
Rancho Jarabacoa
Jarabacoa
housing rafting canyoning horses, etc. (planning housing)
yes
no
Get Wet
Jarabacoa
CASCADING - CANYONING - RAFTING - CAVING 
yes
no
S.E.D., SA/Rancho Lorilar 
Puerto Plata, (North)
?
?
?
Rancho Al Norte
Jamao (North)
"offers all-inclusive  weekly riding packages for the experienced equestrian"
yes
no

Business name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Rancho Capote
Capote, Don Lopez,  Hato Mayor (East)
horses, caving, 
yes
No
Rancho Cumayasa
Cumayasa,  Romana (East)
horsing, river, island Catalina, ..
yes
Yes
Rancho energetico Sierra del Agua
Sierra del Agua, Bayaguana, (Center)
horsing, river, water falls
yes
No
Rancho Jonhatan
La otra Banda,  Higuey (East)
horsing, agricultural tourism, rodeo
yes
No

Business name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Iguana Mama
North, Jarabacoa, Duarte, etc..
biking tours, 
yes
No
Blue Moon Retreat:
Carabete (North)
housing , indian food
yes
Yes
Isais 
Valle Nuevo Constanza (Cibao)
housing, in a natural park valley
yes
yes

Business name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Punta Cana Beach Resort
Punta Cana (East)
hotel/resort rated "green botton"
yes
yes
Manati Park
Bavaro (East)
animal shows, nature  , zoo
yes
no
ECONATURA
playa tortuga Miches (East)
several businesses, food, housing, beach lagoons, etc.
yes
yes

Business name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Excursiones Lago Enriquillo
La Descubierta, Enriquillo lake (South)
lake, island, horses, housing in two places
yes
yes
Casa de Tarzan
Baoruco, Barahona (South)
house
yes
Yes
Casa Bonita
Baoruco, Barahona (South)
house, horses in project
yes
yes

Business name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Empaca
Santo Domingo
consulting, tours,  reef balls
yes
no
ECOTURISA
All country
scientific trips for serious bird watchers and lepidopterists
no
no
Ecotourismo Berca
Salto del Limon, South, Pico Duarte, Jarabacoa,
excursions, tours, whale watching
yes
no


Whale Watching
Business
Base location
Moto Marina
Samana
Vistoria Marina
Samana
TM Tom Phillips
Samana
TM Minadiel
Samana
Water Brothers
Samana
Hermanos Benjamin
Caleton, Samana
Dive Adventures
Las Galeras, Samana
Cruceros Nauticos
Las Terrenas
Guayacan Tours
Las Galeras, Samana
Simi Baez
Los Yagrumos Samana
Regular tour operators offering natural parks and other nature sightseeing
Arbaje Tours
Dorado Travel
Emely Tours
Fantasy Tours
Metro Tours
Prieto Tours
Turinter
 

New as December 2000: a Bird Watching operator has a new site: Birding in the Dominican Republic


Environmental and conservation NGOs, eco and scientific tourism,

Institution name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Grupo Jaragua
Parque Nacional Jaragua (South-West)
nature watch, bird watch, houses at Oviedo
yes
Yes
ASECAL-CEBSE (association of 11 family micro business supported by an NGO)
Salto del Limon SAMANA (Norsth -East)
tour to the Salto del Limon- horses, food,  handicrafts
yes
No
Fundación Progressio
Cabaña Arroyasso / Ebano Verde (Constanza) + in project community tourism in Madre de las Aguas (Center)
scientific tourism
yes
not yet
Direccion Nacional de Parques - Government body
All country law defined 
Natural Parks (country wide)
local guides for  national parks visitors
yes
No
Fundación Loma Quita Espuela
Loma Quita Espuela (San Francisco de Macoris - Cibao, Center)
Quita Espuela rain forest tours (housing in project)
yes
no

 
Institution name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Espeloegrupo and Associación Fondo Desarrollo del Pomier
Cuevas del Pomier, San Cristobal, (Near Santo Domingo)
caving, guides trained in  local association , 1 to 3 days
yes
camping
Espeloegrupo and local peasant association
Tireo y Yuna (Center)
1 to 4 days, lakes, mountains, falls - Albergue in project
yes
camping
Espeloegrupo and local peasant association
Lago Hatillo - Cotuí (Center/Cibao)
lakes navigation, caves, mountains, 1 to 3 days
yes
camping
Federacion de campesinos Hacia el Progresso
Bonao (Cibao- Center)
 5 trails in preparation
no
?
Espeloegrupo 
Salto de Damajagua, Imbert, Puerto Plata  (North)
1 or 2 days circuit mountain and river (28 falls and cascades)
yes
camping
Grupo Espeleologico Curvano
Haitises National Park (East)
original route in Haitises National Park, Caves
yes
?
Espeloegrupo
Rio Limpio , Nalga de Maco (West - Haitian Frontier)
tour, caving
yes
camping
Espeloegrupo
Islands: Saona, Saonita, Catalina, Beata
several islands tours
yes
no
Institution name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Fundacion Ecologica Punta Cana
Punta Cana (East)
eco path, eco garden, + biodiversity research center with Cornell University
yes
No
Fundación Nauman
Cruz Verde, Monte Plata (East)
agritourism, eco-training, ceramics, recycled paper
yes
yes
ECOPARQUE Amigos del Parque Nacional del Este 
Park of the East Parque Nacional del Este (East)
 ?
?
no
Institution name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
PAD prospectiva Ambiental Dominicana
Monte Cristi, reserva Isabel de Torres (North West)
scientific ecotours 
no
no
Juventud Renovadora CREAL
Rio Limpio / Restauracion 
(West - North Haitian frontier)
housing, project with Unphu University
?
?
Socieda Ecologica de Oviedo
Oviedo, Pedernales (South)
housing
no
(yes)
?
Haina, Nigua, San Cristobal (Near Santo Domingo)
the sugar route
?
?
?
Sanchez (Cibao- Center)
Families bed and breakfast project
no
yes
Community Association (name?)  Junta Yaque (Cibao mountains) ? ? ?
Institution name
 Site
Offers
Actually 
open 
Housing
Grupo Ecologista Tinglar
 country wide
bird watching
yes
no
Intec Ecologico
country wide 
training - tours
yes
no