About this listing
Our cool and comfortable bungalow offers a peaceful and truly relaxing escape from 'all inclusive' type tourism. It comfortably fits three adults or a family. Enjoy the D. R. and its wonderful cultures in a way that you will fall in love with.
A clean private bungalow, to rent, set amongst the abundance of natural beauty of Jurassic Park.
The bungalow come with a fully equipped kitchen, a double bed (if required, another bed can be arranged), a bathroom with shower, and a terrace with views of the beautiful green tropical valley and the ocean.
Jurassic Park is a magical place situated on a small hill, in a tranquil valley, 3-5 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 soar 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. Indeed, visits from the local children, who are a breath of fresh air, will aid your children in understanding this environment.
To top it off we have a trampoline which is very popular with children and uncontrollably happy adults alike.
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 (typically eggs, toast, seasonal fruits, juices, vegetable and cheese empanadas and coffee in our jungle communal area. Its a great chance to discuss your days activities and learn the best places to go. Just let us know before hand.
See you soon
Guest have full access to Jurassic Park and all its amenities. To mention a few there is a spring water swimming pool and terrace with barbecue, JP bees and honey production, JP chocolate and chocolate preparation, JP Iguana's and their protection, party kitchens for guests use, firefly and star viewing area's, organic produce gardens, nature trails and running trails. Our grounds keepers are also available for advise or to take you on local excursions.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the grounds of Jurassic Park 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.
JP is to the rear and overlooking LT. We are surrounded by lush green jungle and vegetation that is full of all sorts of interesting tropical produce, flowers and creatures. Much of our food is produced locally and is organic.
Another striking feature are the local people. You will often hear them singing in the mornings. They are a happy people who live simple lives and certainly make most of us re think 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 24 hrs a day. It is inexpensive and fun and also gives you the chance to meet the locals.
If you decide to bring a car we have onsite parking.
To get to us from the airport you can choose one of several method such as taxi (expensive), bus (very inexpensive) or rent a car.
Other Things to Note
Breakfast can be booked with us once you have make your initial booking.
This is a nature reserve and as such is peaceful and quiet. We expect our guests to be reasonable quiet and respect the privacy of other guests and of ourselves.
We allow well behaved pets that will not kill our wildlife, defecate on walkways or make unnecessary noise.
Smoking is permitted outside the bungalow on the terraces and in outdoor area's as long as it does doesn't bother other guests.
Jurassic Park was exactly as advertised. It was perfect and Dominic could not of been a better host. He completely took care of all our excursions. He really goes out of his way to make sure you get to experience the country's culture and what it has to offer. He has created something really special and we would highly recommend visiting Jurassic Park!
Joel & Natalie
Had a great time in Jurassic park! Stay up late and watch the huge fireflies. Cute place.
Me and My partner enjoyed 3 nights at Jurassic park and was everything we expected. The room was clean but we mostly enjoyed the closeness to nature and the trampoline was a plus, we enjoyed it a little too much. I would love to come back to Jurassic park.
What a wonderful time we had at Jurassic park. The bungalow was perfect; there's nothing like sleeping peacefully surrounded by nature. We wanted to spend more time on premises but Our stay was too short so we spent a lot of time traveling the peninsula. We will definitely be returning in the future.
When we almost missed our bus to puerto plata they came through for us and got us there in the nick of time- our heroes!
We spend two amazing weeks at Jurassic Park! It's a great place for anyone who's looking to experience the country, its spirit and its people. You get in touch with the locals very quickly, which makes it a much better experience than any all-inclusive hotel at the beach. We had all the comfort we needed for a two week stay (cooling fan, fridge, kitchen with stove, nice shower and a great pool, super-comfortable hammock on you own front-porch, ...), while still feeling close to nature.
Dominic and Helena are very helpful and offer you lots of advice about life and culture in the Dominican Republic as well as great suggestions for excursions. There are wonderful beaches (Playa Coson, Playa Bonita) just a 10 minute drive away, but it's also a great starting point for lots of adventures and paradise beaches around the Samana peninsula.
Just to give one example, we had a two-day excursion with Ramon (part of the Jurassic Park staff) to a secluded beach. It was an amazing experience: hiking through the mountains, collecting fresh mango on our way, freshly cooked fish, fire on the beach, harvesting your own coconuts (and opening them with a machete), and a wonderful night sky with the only light around coming from the moon and the stars. It was close to paradise!
Definitive recommendation to all individual travelers looking for more than just a resort on the beach!
We loved this place! A beautiful property. Very comfortable and peaceful. A bit away from town, but we had a car, and found the location convenient for travel around the peninsula .
This was a very nice and attractive location. The bungalows were well kept and comfortable and had solar heated hot water which was a great treat. We enjoyed the company of people that appreciate locality and nature. The workers on the site were extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you guys!!! Would definitely recommend this location to anyone who plans on visiting the Las Terrenas area.
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