In case you are not aware, a Mancation is simply a male-only vacation. It’s a perfect way for men to enjoy a getaway with a group of male friends or family. We want to share a wonderful opportunity for a manly mancation In the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
It is estimated that U.S. males will spend between $10 and $12 billion this year on a mancation. That is a staggering amount of money and justifies the travel industry’s interest in this niche.
Central America continues to increase as a popular travel destination. As a result, people from around the world are discovering it’s rich culture and natural beauty. So it’s now time to plan a visit and both the Dominican Republic and Honduras are ideal choices for your next mancation.
Your male bonding vacation isn’t complete without a long list of fun activities. For example, try golfing, sport fishing and white water rafting. How about rum tastings and enjoy a fine dining experience? Therefore, several luxury resorts to consider are Sublime Samana Hotel and Casas del XVI in the Dominican Republic. In Honduras, try The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito.
These special, luxury travel packages try to encourage men to enjoy the pristine beaches in Las Terranas, hike the Pico Bonito forest in Honduras, and get immersed in the culture in Santo Domingo.
Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Located in a serene and secluded area of Las Terranas, Sublime Samana Hotel and Residences offers endless adventures in one of the Dominican Republic’s most unspoiled natural terrains. Men will find the hotel is an excellent starting point for outdoor recreational activities such as sport fishing, horseback riding, hiking and even zip lining.
Next, men can relax in the whirlpools of the casitas and in many of the suites or on the daybeds facing the Caribbean Sea. The Small Luxury Hotels of the World ™ is an exclusive collection of 26 private suites and casitas offering spacious floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies or terraces. Enjoy elegant furnishings, and dining areas with full kitchens.
The Caribbean retreat has a four-day action-packaged getaway. First, start your adventure by doing a little Sport Fishing using local fishing techniques. After catching a fish or two, guests make their way to the hotel’s Palapa restaurant and light a fire. There, the men will be taught by one of our chefs how to prepare a meal out of the fresh catch.
El Limon: The second day at Sublime Samana, we’ll take you to “El Limon” – a beautiful waterfall found 20 minutes away from Las Terrenas. Our guides will give guests a choice between hiking or horseback riding to the fall. Whichever the choice is, adventure seekers should be prepared to get wet as they must cross several rivers along the way.
Ziplining: To complete the Mancation getaway, men will travel to the outskirts of the Dominican Republic to prove their courage by hanging in midair. The Ziplining adventure will test the power of their spiritual friendship as each friend ziplines above a blanket of trees and plants. Guests will return home with the pleasure of knowing they survived the heights.
This four-day Mancation package for four adults begins at $664.
The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito
La Ceiba, Honduras
Nestled on 400 acres of tropical wilderness, The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito is an ideal setting for men seeking a pure adrenaline rush in a rare, untouched, natural environment. The Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ eco-lodge has 22 private standard and superior cabins. Each is built of native stone and native pine wood furnished in a plantation style.
Unbelievable Falls: This two-for-one adventure trek to Unbelievable Falls is a treat. Outdoor enthusiasts go through the different ecosystems within the Pico Bonito National Park. It is a popular attraction due to the challenging hike to the fall. Once you reach the fall, avid hikers will take a plunge. Dive or jump into the crystal-clear waters at the base of the waterfall.
Complete the experience with a Guatusa massage. Experienced masseuses will use a combination of locally grown herbs to soothe your tired feet. The combination of herbs is an ancient recipe passed down from generation to generation.
Whitewater Rafting: Armed with helmets and life jackets, men can embark on a whitewater rafting adventure through Rio Cangrejal. A certified rafting guide will go over the safety procedures to endure the stream. Guests will give their raft a push or two at the beginning of the journey. The boulders will have you feeling thankful for the helmet they’re wearing.
Manatee Refuge: Embark on a short journey by car and by a small motorized train to the mouth of Salado River. Once there, men will set sail in paddle canoe and travel through mangroves until you reach the Manatee Refuge. This wildlife refuge is home to crocodiles, howler monkeys and manatees.
The four-night Mancation package starts at $614 per adult.
Casas del XVI
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
For men seeking a vibrant city center, Casas del XVI is a novel boutique hotel concept. It’s situated in the heart of the historic Santo Domingo’s Ciudad Colonial (Old Colonial City). The newly restored private homes date back to the first Spanish settlers. As a result, these properties offer guests an oasis of luxury with a private butler, chef and concierge.
To absorb the best of the Dominican Republic’s vibrant city life, men are encouraged to customize their three-day stay. At the Casas del XVI, experience the following activities.
Rum & Cigars: Embark on the Ron Barcelo Sugar and Rum Experience followed by a tour at Boutique del Fumador. Rum and cigars, what else can you ask for on your first day to the Dominican Republic?
Dinner & Show: On their second day, men are encouraged to have dinner in one of Santo Domingo’s most popular restaurants – Plaza España. Guests will have the endless opportunities to sightsee in the area on the way to the restaurant. After eating, men can wander through the old city, catch a drink and enjoy a local show. In addition, mix and mingle with the locals to soak in the culture.
Golf Game: A round of golf is the ideal Mancation experience at Las Lagunas Country Club. This course is about an hour away from the hotel. As one of the avid golfers strategize the perfect angle at which the ball will enter one of the 18 holes. Golf enthusiasts will leave the course feeling refreshed and with a sentiment of being appreciated.
The three-day Mancation package for four adults begins at $1,457.