How We Make a Difference
- Promote organic and sustainable farming techniques in the region
- Support local shade-grown coffee projects
- Restaurant uses no plastic/non-degradable products.
- 100% of our products, services, handcrafts, and employees come from local communities
- Help local farmers link their products to outside markets
- Micro credit loan program with local women’s groups
- Promote gender equality through women’s participation in economic activities.
Unique hikes, homestays, and cultural exchange with a warm Dominican coastal community
GuanAventuras offers you a unique experience to connect with the vibrant nature, culture, and communities of the Southern Coast in the Dominican Republic. Plenty of opportunities await! Whether it is densely packed cloud forest, crystal clear waterfalls or the milky blue folds of the Carribean – GuanAventuras combines local insight and flavor to make sure your experience is truly.
We offer a menu of guided hiking tours, unique homestays that immerse you in Dominican culture, a restaurant with spectacular views of the southern coast, and locally produced arts and crafts.
While enjoying walks on pristine nature trails with GuanAdventuras’ specially trained guides, you will discover the rich natural diversity we have to offer. Our region is the proud host of the greatest concentration of endemic species anywhere in the Caribbean! Flurries of colorful butterflies, elegant alligators, playful birds, and beautiful flowers dot the landscape, and around every corner lies the possibility of yet another spectacular panoramic of the blue-green ocean crashing against tropical cliffs.
Our rolling hills are filled with exotic tropical fruits and crops. Our local community is proud to demonstrate the complete lifecycle of the coffee process – starting from the moment the seed goes into the earth all the way until it reaches your cup.
A GuanAventuras experience is more than a hike through the woods, it’s a door into a different world where you will share in our lives, culture, history, legends, dances, and festivals. Learn the knowledge that has been passed down over generations through our practices, herbal remedies and songs. Come visit!
How to Get There
By Taxi: from Barahona, in the Caribbean Tours station or the local bus station, you can take a taxi to the town of La Cienega, located on the road that connects Barahona with Pedernales at km 20. There, you will arrive at the GuanAventuras office located in the community. The cost for a taxi is from USD$10 to $15.
By Car: from Santo Domingo, take 6 de Noviembre Highway, passing through the towns of Bani and Azua for three hours until Barahona. Then, from the Barahona pier, take the road toward Pedernales and at km 20, get off in the community of Cienega and arrive at the GuanAventuras office.
By Bus: from Santo Domingo, arrive at the Caribbean Tours station or at the Barahona bus stop on Duarte Ave and Juan Bautisti Vicini. The buses leave every hour from 5 AM to 8 PM. The cost is USD$6 to $8 per person. The Caribbean Tours phone number is (809) 221-4422. The address is: 27 de Febrero Esq. Leopoldo Navarro, Ensanches Miraflores
GuanAventuras is a sustainable tourism project committed to integrating community development with natural and cultural resource conservation. GuanAventuras was established by COODECI, a cooperative dedicated to improving community livelihoods and the environment of La Cienaga, Barahona. Through this project, all of the proceeds of GuanAventuras help to benefit local communities and environmental initiatives.
Contact UsPhone: 829-560-3560