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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 apartment, 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.
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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.
Amazing! Drive there was breathtaking! Our beautiful private bungalows surrounded by the Caribbean wilderness is definitely worth a trip!!
Thank you Dominic & all the staff you were fabulous!
We had a great stay in our bungalow in Jurassic Park! The bungalow is very private and relaxing in the hammock after a long day was amazing. Dominic and Helena were super friendly and welcoming and helpful - giving us tips on the best beaches, where to grab some food, and where to find tours for Salto de Limon and Los Haitises.
That being said, this bungalow might not be for everyone. It is pretty rustic, and bugs and spiders definitely get inside (just like most places in the DR). If you are getting there by car, it is better to have a high clearance car with 4-wheel drive, as Jurassic park is up a steep unpaved road (narrow, too! We had to back up a few times to a wider area to let other cars pass), and it took us several tries to get the car up the steep parking area each night. The walk from the parking area to the actual bungalow is uphill (5-8 mins) and pitch black at night, so bring a flashlight! And it is far enough of a walk that we decided to take your stuff for the day, instead of popping back in after the beach. If you are driving there, it is probably best to find the place during the day at first, so you know where to look for it later at night.
As a woman, I would not have been comfortable with the walk alone at night, but since it was the two of us, it was more like an adventure, and it was definitely a romantic setting with all the stars out at night.
We had a great stay at the bungalow and love the idea of what Dominic and Helena are doing with the place - growing organic veggies, using solar panels, recycling, making their own honey, etc. But I just wanted to leave a detailed description, just in case someone who is a timid driver or doesn't love walking around in the dark is considering this place.
My husband and I had a lovely stay at Jurassic Park. Helena and Dominic are great hosts, they gave us detailed instructions on how to get to JP before we arrived (guagua + motoconcho all the way!) and had awesome suggestions for what to do once we were there. The bungalow was basic but spacious had everything we needed, including the comfy hammock where we spent most of our time. The surrounding jungle is beautiful and we took full advantage of the spring water pool! We took a motoconcho in to town or to the beach every day we stayed there, about 10 or 15 minutes and 200 RD ($5 or so) each way for two people. I think another reviewer said Jurassic Park has a grown-up hostel sort of vibe, which is spot-on and just what we were looking for!
The private bungalow is comfortable and comes with all the needed amenities to not ever leave the mountainside if you so desire!
I spent two days here before heading to a beach house for yoga retreat. It was a good place to unplug and decompress.
Best place to sit back and see the stars. Amazing views.
There's a pool, I did not go in but I really wish I had!
Throughout the entire booking experience, Helena and Dominic went above and beyond to address all of my questions and concerns. Upon arrival we quickly settled in to the laid back way of life offered by Jurassic Park - starting every day with breakfast, a visit with Grumpy the community dog, and a ton of great advice. The guidance offered by the two of them was invaluable and definitely contributed greatly to our trip. The area is quiet and inviting while only being a short ride away from the hustle and bustle of town and the local beaches. I can't wait to make a return trip to stay with them in our neat and tidy bungalow and see the rest of the Samana peninsula!
Jurassic Park is a magical place.
My friend and I had an amazing stay there. I couldn't recommend it enough if you are looking for a calm place to enjoy the natural surroundings and also get to know the locals. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. The location is close to town, beach, and many other beautiful things to see. Dominic and Helena are wonderful hosts.
We will definitely be back.
Dominic greeted us with some tea, as a proper Englishman should.
Lovely family, they were most kind and always gave us tips to discover the most amazing beaches.
Wish we could have stayed longer, the place is magic at night with fireflies illuminating the way and crickets creating the most soothing soundtrack for a completely relaxing ambience.
The bungalows were superb! would definitely go back on my next trip.
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