ecotourism at Playa Limón in Miches

a Caribbean adventure

First discovered by Fenicians, then the Vikings and Templars and 500 years ago by Christopher Columbus for the Spanish crown now the international tourism is exploring the splendor of Caribbean beauty in the Bay of Samana.

“the most beautiful land that ever have dreamed….”

– in the words of Christobal Colon

Be welcome at Rancho La Cueva


In the eastern part of the Dominican Republic, near the community of El Cedro, Miches, between the coconut coast of Punta Cana and Samana, in one of the richest regions of natural beauty, historic sites, protected areas and tourist attractions in the Caribbean, is located the beach of Playa Limon and the “Rancho La Cueva” for to find full enjoyment of a true Caribbean atmosphere.


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in contact with nature

… for to enjoy the natural flair at the virgin beach of Playa Limón

….., taste the natural coconut water mixed with a shot of Dominican rum, explore the beach by horse or simply enjoy a swim in the mild Atlantic waves.

In the Miches area is developing a future based on sustainable tourism for to enrich what is made in the Dominican Republic. Imagine what more is to be done ….


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22 December 2012 · 15:46

the best support for to organize your trip to Miches:

Miches is a coastal town located in the south of Samana Bay and is an excellent choice for lovers of adventure tourism.

Rancho La Cueva on the beach of Playa Limon in Miches, Dominican Republic

the “Rancho La Cueva” at the beach Playa Limon in El Cedro, Miches, Dominican Republic

Rancho La Cueva

Playa Limón, El Cedro, Miches – Dominican Republic

The staff of “Rancho La Cueva” prepare for you the best individual program to make your visit full with unforgettable impressions of the unique natural beauty which has Miches region.

We have all the information regarding our Caribbean paradise, its natural attractions, tours, adventures and other recreational activities, hotels for to stay and we know the best places in the area to enjoy fresh fish and seafood.

We  offer the most complete ecoturistic activity program in the Miches area and we are able to accommodate up to 50 guests in the small but comfortable hotels around the beach of “Playa Limon” for you enjoy your visit in the Dominican ecotourism Mekka of Miches.

Rancho La Cueva - hotel, restaurant, tours, safaris and adventures

Rancho La Cueva, ecotourism in the Dominican Republic – hotel, restaurant, tours, safaris, adventures, seafood and more …

Pioneers of tourist development in Miches

The holiday and adventure complex  “Rancho La Cueva” is located at the heart of a palm grove, next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican East Coast. You  find us in the area of Miches, near the small village El Cedro at the beach Playa Limon, only 3 km from the highway Higuey-Miches (carretera 104).

In 1992 we have started to explore the natural attractions around Miches and decided to build a small ecotourism project on the beach of Playa Limon where we founded the place named “La Cueva“.

  • 1999 we launched the first commercial activity trip to the pristine beach of Playa Limon. Tourists from Boca Chica, Juan Dolio, Bayahibe and Punta Cana was brought by Safari-trucks to enjoy a boat trip in the Cedro river , walking, swimming or relaxing on the beach of Playa Limon and a typical Dominican lunch with coconuts under the palm trees. Animated by the fantastic results of this simple trip, in 2001 we expanded the program and we brought the visitors to the summit of the mountain Redonda, we introduced horseback riding on the beach of Playa Limon and birdwatching in the lake Laguna Limon. Too the tourists came by bus and changed in a nearby “Colmado” to the Safari-trucks. After we created stops in a cock-fight place (gallera), a coffee and chocolate farm and a demonstration how to make cigars by hand.  Slowly, the new tour named “Laguna Limon vip” established in the market of the All inclusive hotels in Bavaro/Punta Cana and in the next few years we built at “La Cueva” a large dining room, a big stable for the horses and a Gift Shop.
  • Through the tour we were able to establish at “La Cueva” a very good restaurant, specialized in fresh fish, seafood and pork from the grill. Since 2006 we are finishing rooms for visitors and tourists.

be welcome to use our services

Visit the other pages in this site – “hotel“, “restaurant“, “tours” – here you will find a lot of information for to plan your next trip to Miches. We will assist in booking your hotel rooms, your tours or other activities you like to join or simply advice you about the different places where to eat.

Joy and Fun at Media Luna - one of our special trips for to enjoy paradise ...

visit the Miches region, … a place for to stay in harmony with nature.

A group of horses swim across the "Cedro River" near the beach of "Playa Limon".

the pleasure of nature – a group of horses swim across the “Cedro River” near the beach “Playa Limon”.

In the “Contact” page you find a map with the description “how to find us” and you can contact us for further information’s or to coordinate your bookings.

... relaxing with a majestic panoramic view from the top of mountain Redonda

… relaxing with a majestic panoramic view from the top of mountain Redonda.

the freshwaterlake ¨Laguna Limon¨, surrounded by a line of soft hills and in the background the ¨Cordillera Oriental¨.

… navigating in the freshwater lake ¨Laguna Limon¨, surrounded by a line of soft hills and the ¨Cordillera Oriental¨in the background.

  • Every year, only from the end of January to March, Whale watching in the bay of Samana, parting from a private pier in Miches …

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Effort to protect Miches’ natural assets gathers force

Miches, Dominican Republic – What started as a singular effort by a team from Columbia University to establish measures to conserve natural assets in the zone of Miches, today gathers force with representatives from local, national and international technical institutions, and experts with a long track record in development and conservation.

The Environment Minister Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal in the gathering.

In addition to Columbia University, the third gathering, first of the year, took place with the support of the Diving Academy, Tropicalia Foundation, Miches Office of the Mayor, Agroindustrias Carlyle Sees SA, Fondesa, Dominican Sustainable Tourism Alliance, USAID, Environment Ministry and Rancho Laguna Limon.

The Work Group for a Sustainable Samana Bay identified high-priority goals to reach, including the design of a solid waste program, a territorial master plan and tourism development under a unified vision.

Among the speakers were Environment minister Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal, representatives from the USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and from the Puerto Plata tourism cluster associations.

Tourism – 5 April 2011, DOMINICAN TODAY


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