What to See and Do - Cluster Ecoturístico de Jarabacoa

Dominicans have known for many years the amazing tropical mountain beauty of the Jarabacoa area as a cool escape from the tropical heat. And now foreign tourists are discovering Jarabacoa for themselves.

Blessed with abundant rivers, spectacular weather, fertile land and warm people the Jarabacoa area is a natural wonderland for the adventurous and eco-minded tourist.

Avistamiento de Aves

Angostura community located in Manabao, Jarabacoa, waiting with open arms to serve and prepare a rich Creole food. Just opposite the small complex found a beautiful creek and its surrounding has facilities for hiking, horseback riding or visit a beautiful coffee plantation with multiple paths for bird watching or have an unforgettable picnic at 600 meters high above sea level. 31 endemic birds in the Dominican Republic in the Province of La Vega in the municipalities of Jarabacoa and Constanza will see some 27 species in parks Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve and Park Armando Bermúdez.

Balneario la Cortina

Do you know El Balneario La Cortina? This natural pool is about 15 minutes from the town of Jarabacoa. It is so called because it forms a horizontal sheet of water. Being in this town and not enjoy a refreshing swim in this place, it is a bad decision. The Cortina is an inexhaustible source of water, say them fall has never stopped running and arrive here through the mountains.

Balneario las Guazaras

A typical small place visited by Dominicans, heading in the direct road to Manabao, where you can enjoy a delicious bath in the Rio Yaque del Norte. It has been a rallying point for many families to spend some quality time where you can also find food and beverage business, and also have a wonderful stay in a resort called El Rancho Las Guazaras.

Cabalgatas

Jarabacoa is credited with being the birthplace of eco-tourism in the country. Located in the mountains of the Cordillera Central, where you can enjoy the most beautiful pine trees in the country and extraordinary landscapes, is the ideal destination for long rides.
 
This destination has been characterized by always having a pleasant temperature ranging between 16ºC and 22ºC, although in winter time will drop to 7 degrees Celsius; not in vain many know as the "city of eternal spring", which has helped others to grow fruits like strawberries and a variety of flowers. There are many places where you can enjoy family rides such as Rancho Jarabacoa, Rancho Baiguate, Hotel Pinar Dorado, Rancho la Aurora and Confluence.
 
By Jarabacoa spend three rivers: the Baiguate, Jimenoa and the Yaque del Norte, one of the largest in the country. These rivers have facilitated and maintained in vogue the practice of "rafting" or trips the "fast" level 2 sport that is only available to those over 14 years. In its rivers you can stroll tube (tubing), down canyons (canyoning) of Saltos de Jimenoa and Baiguate, or make vertical rope descents (rappelling) .www.ranchojarabacoa.com or www.ranchobaiguate.com.

La Confluencia

La confluencia is one of the many beauties of Jarabacoa, his name is because two rivers converge, the Jimenoa and Yaque del Norte, bone rivers meet. It is quiet and where you can go with your family, there is room for the kids and you can do cocinao if desired. The road to the Confluence look like a garden and super friendly atmosphere gives an unforgettable touch of wanting to revisit the Confluence.

Mariposario

Rancho Baiguate has developed the butterfly in its facilities under the technical guidance of Guerrero and Karen Entomologist Kelvin Jimenez, the first concrete initiative in the country of a sustainable project for breeding and exhibition of Dominican species of butterflies.

This is a sustainable project, in which the butterfly species are raised in the farm itself-not wild species of butterflies is collected, so it does not impact the naturales- populations and contributes to biological control mechanically, collecting worms butterflies that attack fruit crops such as citrus, passion fruit and blackwood.
The Papillon Butterfly Garden is located in Jarabacoa, and is the first of its kind to be installed in the country. "The pleasure felt by observing the varied colors of the butterflies is being exploited commercially in several countries, and it starts at Jarabacoa, with good omens.

The butterfly is a closed plastic space, and covered with a white, porous fabric. Account of its inland areas with flowering plants on which liban and butterflies frolic, to the delight of visitors. To regulate the temperature and humidity has water nozzles and fans, and a movable fabric covering saram, which also regulates the amount of light entering inside.

Pico Duarte

The Pico Duarte is a mountainous elevation belong to the Cordillera Central in the Dominican Republic, being the highest point in the Greater Antilles. Normally this peak is visited many brigades and Dominican schools.

The Pelona Pico Duarte and peaks are twins. According to some existing topographic sheets the two peaks have the same height of 3087 meters, however, altimeter measurements show that the Pelona is some meters below the height of Pico Duarte. Until the early years of the last century the two peaks were called La Pelona, ​​distinguishing between Pelona Grande Pelona Chica.

La Pelona Grande was dubbed Pico Trujillo in the 30s after the death of dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo was given its present name. This peak is located in the Armando Bermudez National Park.

The straight distance between the peaks of Pico Duarte and La Pelona is 1 ½ km. The tops are divided by Lilís Valley, with a height of 2950 meters. East and west there are steep. Other significant elevations in the vicinity are Barraco Peak (2644 m) and Loma Widow (2801 m). To the east is the Loma La Rusilla with 3038 m and Pico Yaque (2761 m).

There are four major valleys draining the water from the Pico Duarte massif: One is the Po Valley, which originates in the Bao River to the north, the Rio Yaque del Norte to the northeast, the White River and the Rio Yaque South to South. To the west are the valleys of the River Millet and Lemon Creek draining southward and valleys Mao River and its tributaries that drain northward. Among these mountain valleys in many cases exceed 2000 meters above sea level rise.

Ruta del Café

Making the tour of the Ruta del Café is an adventure that envelops visitors in the aroma and flavor of this popular drink that nature gives us through plantations of stunning beauty. This route can be found in the Ecological Path of the Dajaos way Manabao and in the People can participate in the collection and sorting of grains industry Belarminio Ramirez Brothers.

The town offers a wide variety of hotels and restaurants and bars for evening enjoyment as well as a warm village atmosphere around the central park, where you can enjoy a quiet evening under the shelter of his iconic saman, a leafy tree whose longevity exceeds 160 years. This is one of those places that you always want to return. Industry Ramirez C. A sample their coffee route, in which the proceedings from coffee plants, collecting seeds of coffee, the selection process is appreciated, to roast, grind and pack the aromatic dust produced since 1943, when the company was founded by Belarminio Ramirez.

The family business, which now runs the third generation of the Ramirez family, is what produces the Monte Alto Monte Alto Special brands and Organic, roasted and ground at its facilities in Jarabacoa. Coffee beans used in these varieties come from their farms and small producers in the area.

Salto de Baiguate

He dipped a small basin of the Central Cordillera is located in the upper part is covered with pine forests and white grass called pajón which prevents the soil from eroding because it allows water infiltration.

In this river is Salto Baiguate (Baiguate's jump), which is one of the few areas of the country where there are still Nogal, a valuable timber tree that only occurs in tropical countries.

El Salto Baiguate (The Baiguate's jump) form with its waterfalls a staircase, due to their inaccessibility few Dominicans know the beauty of this jump, but that does not stop this jump is much visited by foreign tourists and Dominicans who like to feel the adrenaline.

El Salto Baiguate (The Baiguate's jump) is the best jumps found in the Rio Baiguate, where you can enjoy an energizing swim in the natural pool surrounded by trees. To reach the Salto Baiguate has to go through a canyon that offers beautiful views and also offers all the Cibao Valley, especially in the town of Jarabacoa, where you can stay in one of its small hotels and eat in restaurants, which serve an exquisite menu. One is restaurant El Rancho, serving from Dominican food until octopus or just a nice cup of coffee Dominicano.

Salto de Jimenoa I

Salto de Jimenoa is three miles before reaching the entrance of Jarabacoa; there is no regular access to it, so travelers must use a motor vehicle (taxi moto concho, etc.).

The set consists of two jumps: Jimenoa One and Jimenoa Two The Jimenoa One is a waterfall 60 meters high with a nice natural pool, and Jimenoa two, has a fall of 40 meters, the drop is possible for eco-trail built and run by the community, who proposes a project for sustainable tourism in the area.

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