The property itself is in an amazing location, but to call it eco is a total misnomer - there is nothing eco about it.
To be fair however, it is not really directed at an international clientel, it's more for the big city dwellers who are looking for an esacape to nature, and things like walking trails, solar power, organic food, hikes, bikes or anything that most people would deem eco are not really that in demand so they don't have it.
Any activities requrie leaving the property, and if you are there for more than 2 days, the meals in the restaurant can start to become tedious.
Everything worked well, and the location is truly stunning. We did manage to fine one hike that connected to the river, but the hotel staff didn't know about it and it was a few locals living outside the property who directed us to the path. It's hard to find so I won't bother trying to describe it.
Internet doesn't make it to the rooms, it's only in the common area if you have to do work.
Jarabacoa itself is a great place, but without someone to show you around, it's hard to find many of it's best parts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only eight minutes away from the town of Jarabacoa, surrounded by a spectacular natural environment, is located the Hotel Gran Jimenoa, with a magic mountain landscape of the river Jimenoa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Jimenoa Hotel