The Guzmán family name has been synonymous to Valle Nuevo for over 50 years. Since the 1950’s the family has been originator of many innovative projects, including construction of the first highway between Bonao and Valle Nuevo, establishment of a state of the art sawmill, development of one of the first flower plantations in the country, to the creation of the eco-lodge, Villa Pajon. Today, the Guzmán family is committed to a conservation program of the lands under its management, combining sustainable ecological tourism with planned scientific study of the area.
Villa Pajon is located 7500 feet above sea level within Valle Nuevo National Park. With temperatures that can drop to -5 degrees Celsius, even in the warmer months of the summer the lodge’s fireplace is a welcome addition. The park’s setting and climatic conditions make it the highest alpine forest in the Caribbean. Its landscape is characterized by a mix of pine forest, and vast savannahs of alpine grass, all within a rocky mountain setting. This unique environment also boasts a number of mini ecosystems, making it an ideal place to experience nature. Villa Pajon’s facilities are the perfect base for the naturalist and adventurer, while also appealing to the traveler looking for quiet and fresh air.