Posted by: D. M. | August 6, 2012


Jarabacoa is located 700m high in the Cordillera Central mountain range of Central Dominican Republic. The area is called the Alps of the Caribbean. Pine tree covered mountains, three large waterfalls and starting point for treks to Pico Duarte all make Jarabacoa a great place to live and enjoy.

The area has been the weekend playground for wealthy Dominicans from the Capital and Santiago for many years. Now, Jarabacoa is a emerging real estate market for people who wish to retire on the island. Located just 30 minutes from Santiago and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Santo Domingo. Jarabacoa offers average daily temperature of  16c (60f) to 22c (72f), these mild temperatures are why Jarabacoa is known as the land of eternal springtime. Local activities included river rafting, kayaking, canyoning, hiking, climbing, paragliding, horseback riding and sight seeing. You can also visit the local coffee plantations. There is no other place in the Caribbean like Jarabacoa

Why Jarabacoa

A legend tells the love story between a beautiful India and a fascinating Spanish gentleman. Together founded Jarabacoa that in Taino language means “land where runs the water”. The climate is pleasantly fresh all year round. The year’s medium temperature is approximately 22 degrees centigrade, with a maximum of 28 and a minimum of 16. The valley (23 kmq), has a triangular form drawed by Yaque del Norte river (main river of Dominican Republic, 300 km long) and Jimenoa river, it’s tributary with a course marked by falls, destination of touristic trips. The landscape, rich in pines, rivers and falls, recall the alpine scenary. The town (60.000 inhabitants) offers the possibility to visit several boutique and art galleries. The zone is ideal for ecotourism and adventure tourism: in 1999 there was here the Mountain Bike Latin American Championship, with 160 competitor coming from 11 countries; in 2000 and in 2001 was selected by the Malboro Adventure Team such as preselection ground. Rancho Baiguate organizes differents types of excursions: rafting on Jimenoa river, mountain-climbing inside the Canyon of the river, jeep safari as far as the falls, tubing along the river, ascents of Pico Duarte, paragliding from a high of 200 meters guided by a pilot trainer. Four kilometers before to arrive to Jarabacoa town, to the left, there is a diversion that take to Jimenoa Falls, one of the most well-known excursion destinations. On a perfectly passable road, passing in front the golf club and next 11 km reaching to the river where is possible to park the car. Payng 10 pesos, the tourists are admitted to the track and in a few minutes, across some suspension bridges, they arrive to the fall. The excursions to Pico Duarte required approximately three days, but are facilitated because of the help of the guides and the use of the mules. The scenary is wonderful. Particularly, the road from Jarabacoa to Manabao certainly merits the excursion. Returning to Jarabacoa, merits a visit the Salesiano Seminary that does several social activities.


 Rafting Hop on a raft and enjoy the cool waters of the Yaque del Norte River, the largest … More Info      

 Pico Duarte Excursion Duarte Peak, 3,087 meters above sea level, is the tallest point in the Antilles. Join us … More Info 

Canyoning Exciting but risk-free experience begins in the headwaters of the Jimenoa River … More Info  


Don’t believe Dominican Republic  has it all ? c READ  these links and jaw drop for yourself !

Gallery of Jarabacoa, la Vega, Dominican Republic 

Ecotouristic Cluster of Jarabacoa.

Destination Jarabacoa

Just a little on JARABACOA-DR 

Jarabacoa Real state 


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