Located on the edge of the Sierra de Bahoruco National park and within the
ENRIQUILLO REGION UNESCO BIOSPHERE, Villa Barrancoli is the base camp for
Tody Tours’ excursions to the site above Zapoten , where at 1200+m we look
for the special high elevation endemics.
At 400 m and placed in a shady woods, it is usually cooler than the valley
below. There are 6 screened cabins with 2 single beds, a bath house with hot
water showers, a dining/living room and a kitchen.
Dinner may be ordered and will be prepared by women from the local
Other meals for tour participants are usually trail picnics.
Other guests must provide their own supplies for breakfast and lunch. Use of
the fully equipped kitchen is available.
Costs: $US25/$RD1000 per person per night, dinner included.
The RABO DE GATO trail begins here. It is a small
micro-habitat along a stream with many large trees and provides a pleasant
walk and often an interesting mix of birds.
Directions for Villa Barrancoli
How to arrive:
Drive south through Bani and Azua.towards Barahona. (3 hours)
At the crossroads for Cabral.(Good signs for Duverge and Jimani) go right.
Continue thru Cabral to Duverge (1/2 hr)
In Duverge, look for a left turn, there is a big mural on the wall
of Yolanda Muebles.
If you get to the park, you have gone to far, turn back a block.
The road, newly re-surfaced, goes straight to
Puerto Escondido.(20 min)
The park office is on your right as you enter the village
Stop there to get ticket for park.($RD50)
Proceed straight ahead to a T intersection.
The sign indicates a left turn for Rabo de Gato.
At the next fork go right, cross the canals
And once again take the right fork,
And continue along the lane to Villa Barrancoli.
Entrance on left.
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