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Estancia Natura at Spirit Mountain

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| La Angostura de Manabao , 12 miles from Jarabacoa, Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
+1 829-959-1491
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Spirit Mountain is an awesome place; incredibly beautiful! We did some hiking and saw so many... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2013
Julie P
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Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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it was a lot of fun! i liked to enjoy the scenery of the Dominican Republic. Ive never been to the... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2013
Chelsea Z
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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Spirit Mountain's Ecological Reserve and Organic Coffee Plantation is nestled high in the foot hills of the Cordillera Central Mountain Range. The Farm is located at at the far reaches of Angostura de Manabao, approximately 15 miles from Jarabacoa, 3 miles beyond Manabao. This is rugged land and unpaved roads, so if your not up for an adventure, you may not want to venture this far into the mountains of Hispaniola. We are an operating Coffee Plantation...not a tourist attraction. During a visit, you are likely to see typical operations related to producing some of the worlds best coffees. Harvesting season is from January through April, if you would like to try your hand at picking coffee. Learn about sustainable organic farming first hand, see the rarest endemic birds of Hispaniola or just kickback up at our rustic camp site, Camp Spirit Discovery. During the off season, our crews will be planting coffee, taking care of the shade canopy and performing general farm maintenance. We cater to those interested in more than just a vacation. The farm is open all day every day for self guided yours. The farm is on google maps, and you can check in with Rosa, the plantation manager's wife. Their house is directly in front of the farm on the right hand side of the road, about 100 meters from the farm entrance. if you let Rosa know a couple of hours in advance, she will prepare you a typical lunch, with some of our fresh roasted coffee! It is easy to spend an entire day trekking around the farm and only experience a small portion of what there is to see. Be prepared for a challenging drive up to the farm. Recent improvements to the 700 meter long access road makes the property "almost" 2 wheel drive accessible. If your interested in spending a night or more at Spirit Mountain, there are VERY rustic accommodations at Camp Spirit Discovery, located at an elevation of approximately 4,000 feet. It can get pretty chilly at these elevations, especially in the winter months, so bring plenty of warm clothes. There is a rustic kitchen complete with running water and a wood fired bread oven. Bring your own sleeping bags, but there are some mattresses in the two story open bungalows. If you would like more comfortable accommodations, there is a great little eco-lodge run by the community that has hot water and they will prepare you meals if you like. This is great way to get to know the locals! Come learn with us! You will leave changed.
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| La Angostura de Manabao , 12 miles from Jarabacoa, Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Spirit Mountain is an awesome place; incredibly beautiful! We did some hiking and saw so many varieties of flowers, plants and trees. And with Krista and Chad leading the way, we learned so much, not only of their facilities but about the Dominican Republic as...More

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed March 13, 2013

it was a lot of fun! i liked to enjoy the scenery of the Dominican Republic. Ive never been to the dominican before, so it was a great experience. i never knew how coffee was really grown.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Spirit Mountain is an amazing place that has so much to offer! It is a fun and educational place to visit. I didn't really know anything about coffee before hand and was given the opportunity to see some of the processes first hand. The hiking...More

1  Thank capaulson
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Spirit Mountain is amazing. They have amazing people in charge of making sure guests have an amazing time! Darrell and his wife were super helpful! I enjoyed everything about Spirit Mountain. The rivers, trails, trees, air and the kitchen! Anybody looking for an amazing natural...More

3  Thank Bart M
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been traveling and living in the Dominican Republic with my family for 2 months. Perhaps the best highlight of our trip was the opportunity to see Spirit Mountain. If you go without knowing a thing, it will be spectacular with the views, the...More

3  Thank JakeChesney
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Having never been to a coffee farm before, my family and I had no idea what to expect. The ride to the farm by itself is amazing. Chad Wallace was extremely gracious and informative as he explained how coffee is grown and harvested. His staff...More

4  Thank BetsyChesney
Reviewed January 24, 2013

My 13 year old daughter and I visited my sister and her family in Jarabacoa, DR for a week. She had been introduced to Chad and Krista Wallace and Chad offered to take us to his coffee plantation. I was not sure what to expect...More

2  Thank Davidlsimmons
Reviewed August 8, 2012

My wife and I went for a day trip to Spirit Mountain while staying in Jarabacoa. It was about an hour drive to the base of the Mountain. Some of that drive was slow and over difficult roads. When we arrived, we felt like we...More

3  Thank Andy S
Reviewed March 16, 2012

we secured 3 nice off road bikes and road the river road up from Jarabacoa. We have a local guy with us that planned the trip and had a blast just getting up there. We love dirt bikes and often i would look around and...More

7  Thank ColoradoDav3
Reviewed March 5, 2012

Spirit Mountain is not your typical coffee farm! They have a little bit of everything. You can get a great exercise by walking up the mountain; while at the same time see some amazing beautiful sites. Spirit Mountain truly captures nature at its fullest and...More

4  Thank Zee D
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