Meet the locals and breathe in the local culture
The next stop is the village of Benerito (10 minutes from Bayahibe) and in particular the “Campo Padre Nuestro”. This is the new establishment where the inhabitants of the national park were relocated when the park was inaugurated. It shows a vibrant and colorful community. We will visit the USAID sponsored jewelry project to help women earn an income …
Relax on the river cruise through the Rio Chavon Gorge …
After a short drive, we will reach the Chavon river. We will board a traditional boat and cruise through the gorge of this beautiful river.
The cinematic decor of successful films … you’ll see why …
The tropical jungle is visible on the shores. The hit movies Apocalypse Now and Rambo 3 were filmed here. We will join our farm by the river.
How a small Taino culture saved the world from starvation …
Here we will give more information about the Taino way of life. Some of the words we use, such as barbacoa (“barbecue”), hamaca (“hammock”), kanoa (“canoe”), tabaco (“tobacco”), yuca, batata (“sweet potato”) and Juracan (“hurricane” “), come from the Taino language. You can taste the small dishes prepared in the traditional Taino way.
Traditional lunch prepared in the Taino way.
It is followed by a traditional Dominican “barbacoa”, with pork chops, chicken wings, traditional Dominican rice, “batata”, platanos and various salads.
If you just want to relax: the jacuzzi with the best view in the world
After lunch you can relax in our jacuzzi located above the river! You can also try one of the hammocks.
Discover the secrets of the “life of the earth”.
If you wish, you can participate in our fruit trail. We will show you a lot of local fruits and tell you how the people make a living off the land here. We continue towards the viewpoint, crossing our “suspension bridge” on the step.
Feel like a true explorer while cruising a small side river by canoe.
You can participate in our canoe adventure on a small side river of the Rio Chavon. We go deeper into the jungle and have to navigate through hanging vines and around fallen trees. We may be able to see freshwater turtles there.
Village life: buy your souvenirs at the local price
We are now returning to Bayahibe. We will show you what is the current influence of the national park on the village. Thousands of tourists flock to Bayahibe daily to board the boats bound for one of the islands. The local economy is 100% dependent on this flow of tourists. You also have the option to buy rum etc. at reasonable prices in the local colmado. At approximately 5:00 p.m., we will return to our visitor center overlooking Bayahibe Bay for the return to the hotels.