The Hidden Paradise of the Caribbean
Platón Eco-Lodge is an eco-adventure tourism project. Due to its location and design, one can take pleasure in the harmony of nature while getting the opportunity to live an adventure. We offer a truly relaxing experience where you will learn to appreciate the simple things in nature - letting yourself get carried away by the river, enjoying a refreshing shower and swimming under a waterfall - or simply delight your eyesight with the spectacular views.
The hotel has bungalows located amongst trees, waterfalls and natural pools, with each one of them representing a different aspect of nature. Our location allows visitors to enjoy the main attractions of the zone, which include beaches, mountains, and rivers.
At the end of the seventies, the Platón farm became property of the Toral family. This farm had around 500 hectares of coffee plantation and pasture for cattle; and it featured a small home which had been built in the fifties and was used by the foreman and the hands at the farm, but due to the beauty of the place it went on to be used as a vacation home for the family. This farm grew soursop, avocado, orange, plantain, lima, cattle and mostly coffee, which is still grown today.
In 1998, hurricane George destroyed the house leaving behind a lot of debris in the area. The memories treasured by Mr. Manuel Toral Jr. led to the construction of the new house in 2001, after insisting for several years with his family about his desire to build a vacation home in his beloved Platón.
After the house was built, family members and friends started to rent the cabin for vacation purposes. In 2004 a Summer Camp was held on the site which offered ecological adventures and activities. This is how the infrastructure of the project was expanded. After the publicity the summer camp brought to Platón Ecolodge, more and more people started to demand its services until we decided to turn it into an eco friendly hotel.
Taking advantage of his long career in the building industry and his expertise in wood working at the hotels of the East region, Mr. Manuel Toral was able to create an inviting atmosphere featuring facilities finished to the highest standard.
People linked to the ecotourism industry currently rank Platón Ecolodge as one of the best places to relax and enjoy nature in the Dominican Republic.