Shore Excursion Details

Go Green- Sustainable Dominican Coffee

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Go Green- Sustainable Dominican Coffee


  • 5
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

Discover how sustainable agricultural practices have revitalized the area’s coffee production by visiting an ecolodge that has overcome the challenges that once plagued the industry. Coffee has been grown in the Dominican Republic for centuries, but in the 1980s insect pests such as berry borers began to devastate the crop. You’ll observe how coffee is now grown and processed using methods that better protect the plants like the berry borer trap baited that lures insect into it. Every phase of production from planting, harvesting, roasting the coffee beans to cupping will be covered. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to a local reforestation also with the local sustainability as part of the incomes generated from this activity goes to the Funds of Local Restorations Coffee Farmers project . A traditional typical lunch of rice, beans and chicken stew and salad will then be served. After the coffee experience on the way back to pier, stop by Puerto Plata Historical Centre for a panoramic view and colorful photo time.


  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes managing stairs, walking and standing over even, and uneven surfaces. The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. The Ecolodge is not wheelchair accessible. Coaches do not have a lift and entering and exiting must be done via stairs. As this excursion involves standing and walking for periods of time of approximately 1 hour altogether, those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Recommended to bring cash for purchases.

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Excursion Type:

Local Food-Wine Tasting

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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