Just like they advertize: Un Pequeño Paraíso en el Corazón de Las Montañas de Jarabacoa, Republica Dominicana!
The location is beautiful! Most people may think of the beaches on the Dominincan Republic, but I perfer the mountains.
I came across Rancho Las Guazaras while searching for a place to accomodate for a small destination wedding. I knew I would be traveling to the Dominican Republic in Oct., so I contacted them for a reservation for a couple of nights to see the location. From that first email sent they were quick to reply.
Upon my arrival on Oct. 24, Fausto was right there to show us to Villa Cereza. The villla was very nice and had most of what you need. There are no towels or floor mats in the bathrooms, so you will need to bring your own or pay to use towels for the bathroom. For food, we had stopped in Jarabacoa for some groceries to do our own cooking. I am glad we did so, because once we arrived, I realized there was no place to go eat nearby. Fausto did bring us the big blue bottled water, remotes for the tv and dominos.
The next day I went and looked at Villa Perez, which is the villa for celebrations. The kitchen here seems to be a bit small, to accomodate for the number of people it sleeps, but the grounds would be a beautiful place for a special occasion or celebration!
I am hoping to be able to have a wedding here next summer, and they seem to be able to accomodate what it is that you may want. Now I just hope I can afford it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rancho Las Guazaras & Hotel is a facility of 5 villas perfect for Family Reunions, Wedding Celebrations and special events with sleeping capacity for 84 people. It is located at 10 minutes from the downtown area. The town of Jarabacoa (pop.45,000), Located in the valley of the same name at 500 meters above sea level in the Central Mountains, is known as the land of eternal springtime in the Dominican Republic. Cool temperatures, the longest rivers of the Caribbean (Yaque del Norte, Jimenoa, and Baiguate). Rancho Las Guazaras is a small paradise surrounded by the most beautiful mountains and rivers in Jarabacoa. Jarabacoa's flora, fauna, colored gardens and spectacular views and the soothing sounds of the waters make Las Guazaras the place for the perfect vacation alone, with a partner, with the family or with friends. The amenities available (Rafting, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Mountain Bike, Canyoning, Trekking, Waterfall on horseback, Jimenoa Waterfall, and the Peak Duarte Excursion). ... more less