Tropicalia is located in the community of Miches of El Seibo province on the southern shores of the Samaná Bay, a world-renowned Marine Mammal Sanctuary where 2,000 humpback whales migrate annually to give birth and mate in its warm waters.

Miches boasts a diverse ecosystem of beaches, mountains, mangrove forests, jungle, lagoons and rivers. The area is celebrated for its unique natural beauty, including the stunning beaches of Costa Esmeralda and Playa Arriba, the towering Cordillera Oriental, and the tropical prairie landscapes and forests.


As an emerging destination, Miches is full of contradictions: isolated yet connected, naturally beautiful and ecologically biodiverse, but adversely impacted by conventional agricultural practices; rich in possibilities yet struggling to increase gainful employment opportunities.

Tropicalia and Fundación Tropicalia work hard to remedy these realities while striving for balanced development of the region. With a population of approximately 21,000, Miches’ main economic activities include subsistence agriculture, cattle-raising, artisanal fishing, micro-business services and artisanal craftsmanship; however, tourism will very likely be the most important economic activity in the municipality, becoming a fully activated sector in the next few years.