Hotels in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
Located in the central cordillera and the heart of the Dominican Republic, at 525 m above sea level, is Jarabacoa, a thriving eco-tourism. In Jarabacoa is the highest peak in the mountains of the Caribbean (Pico Duarte – over 10,000 feet), impressive waterfalls and the Yaque del Norte, the most important river of the island and favorite canoe navigators and adventurers.
The staff of small hotels in this area can assist you with extreme sports such as canoeing, falling waterfalls, canyoning, paragliding, mountain biking, mountain trekking, hiking and excursions in addition to observe endemic birds.
The river boat expeditions provide a high dose of adrenaline as the boat sails through the cold water (immersion suits are provided) of the Yaque del Norte, most of the tours start early in the morning. As for mountain biking, Rancho Baiguate was the site of the powers of this sport for the 2003 Pan American Games.
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 vertical drop of 87 meters, is the Caribbean’s tallest cascade. This attraction lies 10 kilometers south of Constanza.