Rancho Wendy

Located just outside of Bonao, the Rancho Wendy is a small ranch nestled in the cool central mountains of the island. The facility specializes in providing a rustic tropical adventure lifestyle for an unusual Caribbean vacation. The mountain retreat is perfectly set so that it is away from the tourist traps along the coasts.

With some nice facilities, Rancho Wendy might be the perfect fit for guests looking to do some swimming. Those who like swimming, but prefer salt water to chlorine, can head into the sparkling Caribbean waters from this lodge, as it's located right on the water.

Located in the western part of Salvia, Rancho Wendy offers a warm welcome to guests who are thinking about staying in this town or somewhere close by. It is south west of the center of Bonao.


Rancho Wendy offers guests the chance to stay for a night or a month, and has a variety of different ways to do it. For the ultra-adventurist, tents are available for rent. For longer-term stays or the slightly less-adventurous, dorm rooms are available, some larger than others and featuring a private bath. The largest rooms, for groups who want to see the wilderness without being a part of it, can sleep up to six persons and have air conditioning, a mini-fridge, television, and private bathroom.

Rancho Wendy has a total of just 16 units, so it's no mystery that we classify it as a moderately small property. Accordingly, it is popular with guests who prefer a relatively intimate setting. This lodge has been awarded a rating of 1 stars, for its activity and quality ratings, and more.

Activities and Amenities

Rancho Wendy hosts a number of excursions for guests to participate in at an additional charge. These include hikes, whitewater rafting, and kayaking.

The following list identifies other amenities on this property:

  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, since these details tend to change, it's a good idea to call ahead of time if you're still not sure exactly what to expect. To see our complete discussion about the specific activities offered at Rancho Wendy, click here.


Meals are prepared right on the premises and are very reasonably priced. The fare is meant to complement the ranch lifestyle.

Besides on-site dining, travelers looking for extra culinary variety can also consider the area's other nearby eateries. Visitors staying at Rancho Wendy will find a few solid places to eat beyond the property. It can be a time-saver to know the area's restaurant options, even though Rancho Wendy has dining on-site. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.


You will notice a fair number of attractions located near Rancho Wendy. One of the nearest examples is Parque Juan Pablo Duarte, an interesting park.

One closeby area of interest from the lodge is Bonao. For a fun way to fill your day, escape for a day trip to a neighboring city to gain some perspective on the country.

For more about what you'll find near Rancho Wendy, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Main Street, Salvia, Hispaniola

Phone: (809) 630-1261


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