How We Make a Difference
- Preserve the Jamao River watershed through reforestation projects
- Support local sustainable agroforestry and beekeeping programs
- Work to support waste management and trail building/maintanence
- 80% of the people working on the project are directly from the community
- Help to train local youth "Nature Lovers" guide association
- Support an English course for the elementary school children of neighboring community "Los Bueyes"
Nature lover’s welcome!
Experience the tranquility and beautiful views of the DR’s northern mountain range at the Sereno de la Montana ecolodge, where nature lovers are welcome. Explore a variety of exciting outdoor activities led by our knowledgeable guides: kayak down azure rivers, horseback ride through rolling hills to a secluded waterfall, or spend an evening camping out under the stars. Whatever excursion you choose, we will make sure you enjoy the sights, colors, birds and trees that blend together with local culture to make Sereno de la Montana a truly special destination.
Built with traditional architecture using wood and palm thatch, Sereno de la Montana offers ten large rooms and can accomodate up to 50 guests. The lodge's three diferent sized rooms all come with a private bathroom and a spectacular mountain view. Our options include rooms with two queen sized beds that sleep 2-4 people, our family rooms with two bunk beds that sleep 4-6 people and a dormitory room that sleeps 6-9 people.
Enjoy a complementary cocktail when you arrive at our serenely set bar & restaurant which offers local dishes from the area with the delicious flavor of Dominican family-style cooking (cooked over an open fire…delicious!). During your stay with us, stop by our artisan market to find locally crafted souvenirs as a memento of your stay in the Dominican rainforest.
When you visit us, you’re not only getting a unique travel experience but also supporting local rural communities and efforts to improve local living conditions as well as our precious natural resources.
How to Get There
By Car: from Santo Domingo, take Duarte Highway to the intersection of Ramón Cáceres Ave and then take Ramón Cáceres Ave until the town of Moca. From Parque Victoria in Moca take the paved road 15 km to Villatrina. At Villatrina take a gravel road to the village of Los Bueyes, about 16 km (part of this road can be muddy and slick, and it requires a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle); then keep going straight for another 5.5 km to the Sereno de la Montaña Ecolodge.
By Bus: from Santo Domingo, take a bus from Viaducto Bus Company . The first stop in the capital is DR. Betances No. 66 (the phone number is 809-221-1553). The second stop is El Provocon 4 in Moca by the Zoo (phone number is 809-577-7333). There is also the option of taking minibuses located at 9 km Duarte Highway which run between 6 am to 6 pm from Moca to Santo Domingo.
By visiting our unique destination, you are supporting a project deeply dedicated to improving both the quality of life in the surrounding community as well as improving the protection and conservation of the area’s natural resources.
We are representatives of the Jamao River Basin Agroforestry project, whose main objective is the protection and conservation of the Jamao watershed and we have been supporting this process since its inception in 1991. This same project works under components that are performed by articulating community participation (integration) of agroforestry and beekeeping. In the beginning, it was supported by USAID resources (5,000,000). We also manage a rotating fund of 400,000 pesos for productive and conservation activities in agroforestry and beekeeping.
Contact UsPhone: 809-424-7070