Villa Elisa Scientific Reserve
The Villa Scientific Reserve protects over 135 different plant and 23 bird species. This includes the the Cacatica or the bumble bee orchid, the rarest orchid in the Dominican Republic.
Visit the Villa Scientific Reserve, a pristine nature reserve that protects over 135 different plant species. This includes the the Cacatica or the bumble bee orchid. It is the rarest orchid in the Dominican Republic.
The reserve is also attracts 23 bird species. These included the threatened crow, parrots, Turtledoves, and Broad-billed todies.
The best time to visit is from April to July when the flowers are blooming.
To minimize the tourism impact, group sizes are limited to small groups only.
This tour requires two day advance booking. Medioambiente must grant permission to visit the reserve.
- This tour utilizes public transportation to and from the reserve in Villa Elisa.
What to bring
$20/person – 2 person minimum