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Hotel Paraiso Cano Hondo
Dominican Republic
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Paraiso Cano Hondo is located on the East Coast of the Dominican Republic, on Samana’s Bay, close to Los Haitises National Park, one of the most important ecological and cultural reserve of the Country. This small Eco-Lodge offer an special contact with nature along with beautiful surroundings of waterfall cascades created with crystalline river water.



28 Rooms distributed in three beautiful buildings: Cano Hondo and Ceyba Jivales, with garden view an inside the river surroundings and the new (Open December 2007) Altos de Cano Hondo, 16 rooms with impressive view to Los Haitises National Park and Samana’s Bay. All rooms are decorated in a rustic style with native elements of the zone. From all of them you can enjoy the river sound and the waterfalls.

Bar Restaurant "El Cayuco", with an exquisite Creole cuisine.

Bar Restaurant "Don Clemente" with a delicious cuisine with Seafood Specialties.

12 Waterfall Pools created with the crystalline pure water of Jivales River.

Private Dock "Marinita Cano Hondo", an area for boat facilities and excursioning to Los Haitises National Park and The Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales in Samana .
(On Season) This facility offer Bar Area, Terrace, Gift Shop with handmade Local Artisan Crafts.

Daily Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking and Walks through the path of Los Haitises National Park.

New attractions: Kayaking Tours in the Humid Forest Trail at Los Haitises National Park and a Museum of Native Art "Turey".

Excursions offered:

  • The National Park “Los Haitises”, including visits to the largest mangroves reserve in the Caribbean, beautiful Caves like La Arena, Willy, La Linea or San Gabriel. The spectacular Cave of La Linea, is also called “The Temple” due to large amount of pictographs and petroglyphs made by the aborigines called Tainos.
  • The Humpback Whales of Samana Sanctuary (January to March).
  • Hiking and Walks through the Walks of “Caňo Hondo”, a path which can be reached by climbing a mountain with an spectacular aerial view of Los Haitises or “Los Haitises Humid Forest Path”, a walk of 4.9 Kms. across this National Park were visitors may observe endemic species of plants and birds. Guide services upon request are available.
  • Bird watching Excursions to “Cayo Los Pajaros”, the “Bird Key” or to Trepada Alta, singular place for watching the specie of the Hispaniola Hawk (Ridgeway Hawk).
  • Climbing Wall in a Natural “Mogote” and Kayacking Tours inside the Mangrovies Reserve at Los Haitises National Park.

How to get there:

By car or bus 3 hours from Santo Domingo or Bavaro-Punta Cana.

From Santo Domingo, take the East Highway, through San Pedro, Hato Mayor, Sabana de la Mar. In Sabana de la Mar, nine Kms. in the Road to Los Haitises is located Paraiso Cano Hondo.

From Bavaro-Punta Cana, take the road through Higuey, El Seybo, Hato Mayor and finally, Sabana de la Mar..


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