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Jurassic Park, The Retreat, Dominican Republic
WHAT WE DO?
We provide a beautiful wild jungle retreat, situated in a protected valley, 150 meters above sea level, to the rear and overlooking the colourful fishing village of Las Terrenas in Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean.
Dotted around the retreat are cozy rustic, well presented private cabins. Each of which have their own mini kitchens and bathrooms and come with adult bunk beds and a queen size canopy bed. Each cabin comes with its own dining area and hammock on the terrace, so you can fully embrace the jungle gardens.
WHY WE DO IT?
Climate change, rising sea levels, food shortages, civil unrest, currency collapse, migration, pollution, war.
In order for us to avoid the inevitable problems associated with climate change, we decided to remove ourselves from the line of fire so to speak. We decided to set up a safer place, big enough to be able to give our friends and families a bolt hole in paradise if needed.
We chose a place that we feel is likely to survive the inevitable unrest we expect over the next 10 years or so, whilst we await the rest of our species to adapt to our planet bound responsibilities of protecting our planet.
We practice plant based diets, hydroponic and permaculture food production, recycling, net carbon positive, energy independence, sustainable building, water independence, sustainable purchases, energy conservation and much more .....
The Retreat is designed to both attract and educate guests interested in this way of life. It also gives a taste of what it is like to live sustainably and for a select few, an opportunity to join our small community to also safeguard them and theirs.
After 10 years of freedom, We’ve learned that this experience is not for everyone. We’re perfect for:
- Nature lovers.
- Escaping all inclusive type tourism.
- Plant based or vegan curious travelers
- Those open minded and curious.
Imagine a clean private cabin, set amongst the abundance of natural jungly beauty of Jurassic Park Retreat.
The cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a Queen bed with canopy and adult bunk beds, a bathroom with shower, and a terrace with views of the beautiful green tropical jungle gardens.
Jurassic Park Retreat is a magical place situated on a small hill, in a tranquil valley, 5 mins outside of the main town Las Terrenas.
A short stroll behind us there are two waterfalls with pools – which are extremely inviting, especially when its hot, great for cooling off and helping to make you feel at peace with the world.
We have semi controlled jungle areas which we continue to improve and make part of the attraction of being here.
There is very little light pollution (no upward facing lights) so you can view the night sky, from our open pool terrace, which are mostly spectacular all year round.
If you are a star gazer, a writer or a poet you would feel very much at home here.
We are moving towards self sufficiency and Eco tourism. We already have pure spring water and we have solar panels and solar water heaters.
We will in the future add a variety of electric vehicles for guests.
If you have children then this is a natural wonderland providing constant amazement.
We also grow many fruits and vegetables and indeed as I write this the wife has popped out to our herb garden for some coriander.
We hope to have created a much more personal and friendly feeling.
We have a great track record of content, repeat visitors. It seems that a return visit is a must, once you have been bitten by the magic and unadulterated beauty of our little oasis.
Also for a small additional fee we now offer breakfast, at an extra cost – (typically: eggs, toast, seasonal fruits, juices, vegetable and cheese empanadas and coffee on your cabin terrace. Just let us know beforehand.
Guests have full access to Jurassic Park Retreat and all its amenities, JP chocolate and chocolate preparation, JP Iguana’s and their protection, firefly and star viewing areas, organic produce gardens, nature trails and running trails. Our grounds keepers are also available for advice or to take you on local excursions.
We live on the grounds of Jurassic Park Retreat in our cottage and are available to help with all your needs. We help guests with all aspects of their vacation if they wish we advise on subjects such as transport to and from town, what the prices are, how the culture works, the best excursions, the best beaches to visit, the best restaurants and the such like.
Another striking feature are the local people. You will often hear them singing in the mornings. They are happy people who live simple lives. Which certainly makes us rethink our own lives. They are warm and genuinely friendly and curious. They are likely to welcome you into their houses and offer you a coffee and the chance to sit down, talk with them and take in their wonderful lives.
We have excellent door to door service for local transportation that is available during the day time. It is inexpensive and fun and also gives you the chance to meet the locals. Or we can order a taxi for you.
If you decide to bring a car we have onsite parking.
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