Tropicalia is located in El Cedro Municipal District, within the municipality of Miches, in the province of El Seibo, on the southern shores of the Samaná Bay. Its area of influence is bordered to the east by the Lagunas Redonda y Limón Wildlife Refuge, and to the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, whose near-shore sea is part of the Bancos de la Plata y La Navidad Marine Mammal Sanctuary, where every year some 2,000 humpback whales migrate to calve and mate in its warm waters.

Miches boasts a diverse ecosystem of beaches, mountains, mangroves, forests, lagoons and rivers. The area is well- known for its unique natural beauty, including the stunning beaches of Playa Esmeralda and Playa Arriba, the towering Cordillera Oriental, tropical prairie landscapes and, just a short trip down the coastline, Los Haitises National Park is an explorer’s paradise. Encompassing 319 square miles, the park boasts lush rolling hills, dense mangrove forests, ancient caverns, Taíno petroglyphs, and bountiful wildlife, ready for discovery by hikers, mountain bikers, boaters, paddle boarders and kayakers.


Miches’ main economic activities include subsistence farming, cattle-raising, artisanal fishing, and micro-business services. However, as an emerging tourism destination, tourism investments are becoming increasingly important in the area, where some 3,000 hotel rooms and 1,600 residences are slated for development in the coming years. . In this context, the community of Miches faces many challenges and opportunities, such as the creation of new small and micro-businesses, the search for a balance between economic growth and the management of natural and renewable resources, orderly urban development and inclusive supply chains.


Tropicalia continues its active participation in the El Seibo-Miches Association of Hotels and Tourism(PROMICHES), a non-governmental organization that unifies the hospitality sector in support of sustainable destination management in the Municipality of Miches and the El Seibo province. For its part, Fundación Tropicalia has allocated a space in its offices for PROMICHES to carry out its operations, given the increase in its activity in the region and the importance of working with a like-minded organization to pave the way for sustainable destination management.