THINGS TO DO
There are plenty of things to do in Beit Douma and in the area. We would firstly recommend a lot of “do nothing activities”.
In Beit Douma, bring your books and magazines for the terrace or “taht el jawze”; grab a board game or a book from the library; watch a DVD in our library/projector room; choose your music from Deezer on our iPad; ask for a cooking class.
There are also outdoor activities, wonderful restaurants, and village activities.
Balou’ Balaa’ is a three-leveled natural waterfall that drops a staggering 250 meters into an enormous cave of 160-million-year-old limestone that dates back to the Jurassic Period.
Fadi Chaeer, Balou’ Balaa’ guide
03 700 071 or 76 700 071
01 329 975 or 03 291 616
Rock Climbing Association Lebanon
Take a one hour guided tour of Douma’s ancient town center and of the region.
03 308 323
Discover Assia’s pottery, as Sana Jabbour follows her family’s footsteps and continues to make pottery. Meet Sana in Assia or catch her at Souk El Tayeb on Saturdays!
03 630 626
Visit Mar Youhanna Maroun (Monastery of Saint John Maroun) in Kfarhay, which is one of the oldest monasteries in Lebanon (685 AD).
Visit the well-preserved Roman Temples of Bziza, a small village in the Koura District.
Visit the Mar Yaqoub Convent where Volaido Batroun’s foie gras is produced.
Also in the area are the villages of Tannourine El Tahta and Tannourine El Fawqa, well-preserved Lebanese villages with their ancient churches intact.