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Mountain lodge refurbished for tourists seeking green Dominican Republic holidays

The Eco-touristic Complex Rio Blanco in the Bonao region of Dominican Republic has just been refurbished. This beautiful 10-cabin mountain lodge gives travellers looking for nature and adventure the chance to enjoy green Dominican Republic holidays.

Mountain lodge refurbished for tourists seeking green Dominican Republic holidays

For tourists who care about the environment and enjoy being around nature, a wonderful and improved option has just reopened in the Dominican Republic. The Eco-touristic Complex Rio Blanco, located on top of a mountain, in the region of Banao has just been refurbished. The lodge has been upgraded with new comfy touches that will make eco-friendly holidays in the Dominican Republic much more pleasurable.

The project was developed by the Federacion de Campesionos Hacia el Progreso(Countrymen Federation Towards Progress), and was funded by a donation from USAID. This donation helped refurbish and expand the mountain facility by improving the dining room, 10 cabins and two meeting rooms. The funds from USAID also covered treating the main cabin wood, renewing five rooms, installing water heaters and renovating the kitchen.

The Federacion de Campesinos Hacia el Progreso is an organisation created in 1992 with the purpose of improving the quality of thelives of the region´s inhabitants as well as the environmental recovery of the YunaBlanco High Basin. The Rio Blanco Eco-touristic complex is an economic and environmental balance for the area´s residents that work in agriculture.

This lodge, located to the west of the Monseñor Nouel province, is surrounded by other high mountains as well as many rivers and streams, waterfalls and natural thermal waters. The rivers Yuna, Blanco, Tireo, Avispa and Juma and the stunning Rodeo, La Ceiba and Arroyo Atravesado waterfalls are a breathtaking sight. The area’s average temperature oscillates around 21-22°C, due to the altitude.

 Eco-touristic Complex Rio Blanco
Image by: worldtraveller5, on Flickr

The nature-loving type will find it hard not to fall in love with the beautiful lanes that can be found nearby where they can take long walks or horse rides. With this cosy and well-located lodging opportunity there will be no need for travellers to search for eco-friendly hotels in the Dominican Republic. In the Rio Blanco Eco-touristic complex visitors will be able to observe the unique vegetation and fauna of the area. The Green Ebony forests with its Manaclas, Yagrumos, palms, poppies and pines are home to endemic species such as jutias, ravens, parrots, four-eyes, barracolis, and carraos among others.

Finding the mountain facility shall be no trouble for tourists. It can be reached via the Duarte Highway to Bonao and the Carretera La SalviaLos Quemados to Blanco Hoyo del Pino. The lodge is around and hour’s drive from either Santo Domingo or Santiago City. Once they have arrived tourists will be able to visit cultural places of interest during their green Dominican Republic holidays, such as the Indian Sanctuary, El Ultimo Cielo, located close to the lodge, where they can observe a large rock with more than 300 pertroglyphs. Guests at the facility can also visit cacao and coffee growing areas as well as local arts and crafts makers.

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