Since 1997


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 the caretaker's family. Other meals for tour participants are usually trail picnics. and supplies for breakfast and lunch should be purchased on the way to camp. Use of the fully equipped kitchen is available.

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.


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 in Duverge, 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
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. Please honk the horn at the first gate!


  • Cabins $65 P/P

    Walled and screened cabins with two beds. Separate bath house, with hot water showers. $65 per night and per person.

  • Meals
  • Wifi $5
  • Enramada for tents $15 Per Night


  • +1-849-205-0882
  • Monday-Saturday 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Sunday 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM
  • Calle José Gabriel Garcia 105, Zona Colonial Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


  • Climate and Condition

    CLIMATE: Temperatures year round are in the 80s. In the mountains early mornings will be cool to the mid 50s. The trip habitats range from the arid southwest to very humid coastal. Elevations range from sea level to 5,000 feet.
    Rain is a possibility at almost any time of year.

    CONDITIONS: Walking generally on maintained paths and trails, NO bushwhacking. The drive to the high mountain area is VERY bad, but once there the road is level or slightly inclined.

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