Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge

| Dominican Republic | Santa Cruz de Barahona |
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Once the weekend retreat of the Schiffino family Casa Bonita has been budged by nature to open its doors to outside guest and become an eco-lodge. Located in Barahona, in the still unspoiled and secluded southwest region of the Dominican Republic and adjacent to the only biosphere reserve in the country, Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge offers a unique ecological experience.

Casa Bonita consists of 12 cabanas, a spa and restaurant featuring naturally grown products from the area.

Guests have the opportunity to experience nature as its neighbors are the Sierra Barahuco Mountains, Rio Barahuco and Riosito River along with an array of flora and fauna. Casa Bonita is a testament that it is possible to live among nature peacefully. This is a place where the lush green mountains create the back drop for the perfect sunrise, the running rivers bordering the property sooth guests into relaxation and the microclimates keep the air crisp and fresh.

Immersed in its surroundings, Casa Bonita staffs the local people of Barahona and maintains its own organic garden for use in the restaurant and the Tanama Spa (meaning butterfly in the native Taino language).



The innovative cuisine reflects Casa Bonita’s practice of supporting the use of produce from the local community and using ingredients from the very own Pat’s Organic Garden. The garden was named after its designer, American horticulturist Pat Kennedy. Based on all-organic methods, Pat’s Organic Garden contributes to Casa Bonita’s commitment to sustainability and provides a unique farm-to-table dining experience. For a complete agro-tourism experience, guests may even take part in the harvesting of organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.

Tanama Eco Spa

Tanama Eco Spa is set in the woods amidst trees that shower leaves and seeds making music to the rhythm of the river, joining on the journey to awaken the senses.

Therapeutic treatments around miraculous natural elements like coffee, chocolate, coconut, basil, bamboo, noni, mango, and pineapple are offered.

A unique treatment at Casa Bonita uses the combination of hot and cold “Ciba Azul” stones, meaning Blue Stone in the native Taino language.

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Due to its strategic location in the lush south coast, Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge is an ideal place for guests to interact with the rich biodiversity of the region. Enjoy a variety of onsite activities including hiking, water sports, tennis, yoga, horseback riding, mountain biking excursions, as well as the lodge’s own Canopy Tour, which lets you glide through the tress and view a land of mythical beauty, in a unique adventure experience.

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Guest accommodations are simple and refreshing, featuring white linens and walls accented with palm wood and wicker furnishings. Renowned architect Rafael Selman, who used his love of nature for inspiration, designed the rooms. Selman built the accommodations in a way where each room has views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Sierra Barahuco Mountains. Each of the 12 deluxe rooms displays graphic art by the acclaimed conservation photographer Eladio Fernandez. Rooms also feature a private balcony overlooking the tropical jungle and out to sea. King bed or two full-size beds available.

Casa Bonita’s personalized service, provided by the friendly and caring staff trained with the family’s “savoir faire,” will make you feel at home.

In-room amenities include private balcony, air conditioning, ceiling fan, private shower room with hot water, hair dryer, wine cooler, iPod-ready clock radio, and organic AVEDA amenities.

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