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“Great Camping, Food, MTBiking & Downhill.-”

Estancia Natura at Spirit Mountain
Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in Jarabacoa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 review
“Great Camping, Food, MTBiking & Downhill.-”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Hey there... this a great place up in the mountains of Jarabacoa, to have an adventure. If you like outdoors sports this is the place for you. Here you can lay a camping tent on top of a hill, slide thru a Zip Line while you take in the view, go downhill at blazing speeds while overcoming trail obstacles, elevate your heart rate by ascending uphill on MTB, shoot yours friends with paintballs or go for a hike. + Good food.-

Visited February 2013
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“Must Experience!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great place to get out and explore the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Physically challenging, but unforgettable experience.

Visited May 2013
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chadwallace, Guest Relations Manager at Estancia Natura at Spirit Mountain, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Hey,
Thanks for your review and thanks again for visiting estancia natura at spirit mountain. We hope to welcome you back some time. Have a nice day.
-sincerly, lucy perez.
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago, Dominican Republic
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“Excelente Lugar”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Spirit Mountain? The best! I´m Scout and I'm definitely tell everyone about my experience there, is totally ideal for us

Visited June 2013
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chadwallace, Guest Relations Manager at Estancia Natura at Spirit Mountain, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
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Buenos días,
Solo queríamos agradecerte por tu reporte y por visitar estancia natura en spirit mountain. Esperamos recibirte nuevamente.Gracias por tu tiempo.
sinceramente, lucy perez
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Tyler, Texas, United States
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“Spirit mountain, Dominican Republic”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Spirit mountain is a beautiful place. They offer educational opportunities as well as recreational activities. Definitely a "must do" for the adventurous athlete.

Visited October 2012
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chadwallace, Guest Relations Manager at Estancia Natura at Spirit Mountain, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear carol,
Thanks for your review and thanks again fo visiting estancia natura at spirit mountain. We hope to welcome you back some time. Have a nice day.
-sincerly, lucy perez
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Watertown, New York
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“Mountain Oasis”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Have had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful oasis 3 times now. Everytime I am struck by the beauty of nature mixed with the multitude of activities available! Waking up above the clouds is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives. The giant swing makes you feel like a kid again. Do yourself a favor and take a trip to Estancia Natura at Spirit Mountain!!

Visited April 2013
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chadwallace, Guest Relations Manager at Estancia Natura at Spirit Mountain, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Brittany,
Thanks for your review and thanks again for visiting estancia natura at spirit mountain. We hope to welcome you back some time. Have a nice day.
-sincerly, lucy perez.
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