Eco Excursions

ECO Excursions & Tours

All of our excursions are designed to create as little impact on the environment as possible, and the eco-tours we offer are just that little bit different to those found in the glossy pages of tour operator brochures. Our aim is to show you the ‘real Dominican Republic.’ So whether you’re looking to find out a little more about the local people and traditional way of life or are after an eco-adventure vacation, you can be sure that all of the tours we recommend have been carefully constructed to ensure that you remain at one with nature.

Cabarete Eco Hostel tours – co-existing in harmony with the environment, not damaging it by our presence!

North Shore of the Dominican Republic

This area of the Dominican Republic offers a wealth of things to do and see for the eco-traveler. One of the best things about this verdant and unspoilt area is the chance to see nature in all her glory as the landscape, flora and fauna all interact to create this vibrant eco-system. Although this area of the Caribbean does have some vibrant towns, it has managed to remain relatively untainted from the hands of mankind. Sleepy villages nestle within tropical forests – sweeping beaches roll gently into pristine and untouched areas. Exploring this area is the opportunity to enjoy one of nature’s last strongholds on our planet.

The north shore of the DR is often called the ‘Costa Verde,’ which translates to green coast. The soothing trade winds that blow year round keep the temperature from soaring off the scale, and bring enough rain to keep the soil moist and the vegetation healthy. The tropical climate tends to hover around the high seventies, meaning that exploration is comfortable and pleasant. And whether you yearn to enjoy the playground of the Caribbean Sea, head inland for the gorges, canyons and waterfalls or visit some of the unique experiences offered on this wonderful island, you can be sure that your vacation can be as action packed as you want it to be.

Of course, you can rest assured that all our excursions offered remain within our theme of eco-tourism. Our aim is to enjoy our surroundings without destroying them. To this end all our trips are carried out in small groups and in such a way that we create a minimal footprint on our environment.


The Choco Tour, Gaspar Hernandez

A discovery of chocolate!

The small town of Gaspar Harnandez is a town built on chocolate!

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Gri-Gri Lagoon, Rio San Juan:
A nature lover’s paradise.

 Gri-Gri is an emerald green, crystal clear fresh water lagoon that sparkles like precious jewels.

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Playa Grande & Preciosa, Rio San Juan:
The most beautiful beaches in DR

Playa Grande is probably the finest beach on the whole island

Playa Precosia is some of the best surfing and kitesurfing around the whole island.

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Lake Dudu & Blue Lagoon, Cabrera:
#1 for nature

These freshwater phenomenons have been voted the number one natural attraction on the north shore of the Dominican Republic.

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27 Waterfalls, Rio de Damajagua:
The most spectacular adventure in the Dominican Republic!

These towering columns of constantly tumbling water are one of Mother Nature’s most awe inspiring sites

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Horse Riding, Cabarete:
Beach and Mountains

Another extremely eco-friendly way to explore the surrounding area is on horseback.

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Visit a Dominican Village and the El Choco Caves National Park, Cabarete:
Experience the real Dominican Republic

Just a few minutes away from Cabarete Eco Hostel, we visit a typical Dominican village where you can see how the real islanders live and  the newest national park Dominican Republic – El Choco, the edge of which is just a stone’s throw from the Dominican village.

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Isabel de Torres Nature Reserve, Puerto Plata:
A place where city and nature co-exist

This stunning nature reserve is approximately a 40 minute drive from Cabarete Eco Hostel. This 35 acre sub-tropical botanical garden is situated on a tropical mountain summit, with amazing views over Puerto Plata, the capital city of the north shore.

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Diving and snorkeling, Sosua:
A gateway into another world…

10 minutes from Cabarete Eco Hostel is the town and warm waters of Sousa, a location that is one of the premium places to dive and snorkel off the north coast of the Dominican republic.

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Surfing – Cabarete
Playa Encuentro

Only 10 minutes away from Cabarete. The power of the waves; the energy of the water – it’s addictive in a way that’s almost indescribable. Once you’ve surfed the waters off Playa Encuentro you’ll understand why the beach has such a far reaching reputation.

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Kite Surfing in Cabarete
kite surf capital of the Caribbean

Cabarete has become the kite surf capital of the Caribbean, simply because of the perfect conditions that are found here.

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SUP in Cabarete
(Stand Up Paddle Boarding)

SUP – or stand up paddle boarding – has become extremely popular over the past few years. And Cabarete Eco Hostel is the perfect location in which to discover it!

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Yoga in Cabarete

Cabarete Eco Hostel is perhaps the most perfect destination to practice yoga and meditation (one of the five principles of yoga).

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