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Casa de Campo Marina

With “Casa de Campo” created to draw in wealthy visitors and investors, there’s a golf course and nearby golf villas on the grounds, polo grounds,  as well as a marina.  As a port destination, the Casa de Campo Marina is like no other in the Caribbean.  The centerpiece of the Marina is the promenade, a […]

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LA ROMANA — THINGS TO SEE AND DO

This provincial town in the southeastern part of the Dominican Republic was previously known for its main economic activity:  sugar production, with abundant sugar cane fields in its outskirts.  However, Austria-born American industrialist Charles Bluhdorn (who owned the American conglomerate Gulf +Western) bought sugar properties in that part of the country in 1967. By 1975, […]

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Rancho Baiguate

Mountain biking. The Rancho Baiguate in Jarabacoa was the site for the mountain biking competitions of the 2003 Pan American Games. The company can arrange cycling excursions in the area and maintains the routes available, which are of varying degrees of difficulty and of which some pass by the waterfalls.

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JARABACOA — WATERFALL

Waterfalls abound in this region, but a couple of them outshine the rest. The Salto de Jimenoa lies over the Jimenoa River’s hydroelectric dam, across which spans a hanging bridge.  A visit here makes an exciting morning or afternoon outing.   Another outstanding example is Aguas Blancas, which, at a height of 1,800 meters and a […]

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JARABACOA — RIVER

River-rafting expeditions provide an adrenaline rush as the boat plows through the cool waters (wet suits are provided) of the Yaque del Norte River. A reservation should be made the previous day with the tour operator or through the area hotels, as most of the excursions start early in the morning.

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JARABACOA / CONSTANZA — NIGHTLIFE

Most visitors to Jarabacoa and Constanza do so for intense days of outdoor activity. By the time the evening rolls around, these people just want to relax. Thus, each town offers a handful of very good restaurants that serve some of the best Dominican food anywhere. One or two beer bars and discotheques stay open […]

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JARABACOA / CONSTANZA — DINING

Jarabacoa and Constanza are considered rustic areas of the island, next to more cosmopolitan areas like the capital, Santiago and Punta Cana.  Because of that and the eco-tourists who trek to these areas, dining options are more modest. In Jarabacoa (town), there is D’Parque Galería Pizzeria (Calle Duarte 37 and Calle Hermanas Mirabal) – which, […]

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JARABACOA / CONSTANZA — TRANSPORTATION

“Caribe Tours” is the only national bus line that travels to Jarabacoa (four times a day from Santo Domingo).  Constanza can be reached by smaller bus services that typically pass through other regional towns like La Vega, as well as Santiago.  Those already at Jarabacoa and want to visit Constanza are advised to get a […]

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JARABACOA / CONSTANZA — THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Backpackers and extreme sports enthusiasts who pass through Santiago and other northern areas of the Dominican Republic (like Puerto Plata and Cabarete) eventually find themselves drawn to the mountainous central areas of the island, such as the towns of Jarabacoa and Constanza – which have become major destinations for ecotourism.  Such travelers stay in these […]

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Kaskada Aqua Park

Younger visitors in particular may want to venture outside of the city to see the local amusement center, Kaskada Aqua Park (Av. Hispanoamericana # 90), whose management claims that it’s the largest in the Caribbean.  Located a short distance from Santiago Airport, Kaskada Aqua Park offers a magic carpet water slide, swimming pools and other […]