Aguas Blancas Waterfall

This rugged waterfall tucked away in the center of one of Dominican Republic's National Parks is a natural wonder. Despite its seclusion, it is one of the most popular waterfalls on the island, likely due to the many activities it offers, from hiking and swimming to mountain climbing and repelling. This waterfall has something for everyone.

Aguas Blancas is a fitting name for this waterfall. As the water plunges 270 feet into a pool below, the once dark river becomes a torrent of white waters and mist. The rough waters are due in part to the mountainous region around the falls, also owing to the unique alpine environment that is rare anywhere else on the island. This is a majestic sight not to be missed by any adventurous traveler.

Location

Set in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, southeast of Constanza, Aguas Blancas Waterfall always welcomes visitors rooming in this part of the Dominican Republic. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you are free to stop by to check it out. If you're curious, Bonao is to the east-northeast.

There are several ways to get to Aguas Blancas. Many tour groups offer hiking and mountain climbing excursions to reach the falls. However, if you choose to drive yourself, a four wheel drive vehicle is recommended. By taking the only main road into Valle Nuevo National Park, you will come across another road about half way in that will take you to La Perla Restaurant. This side road continues past the restaurant, and if you follow it, you will come to the waterfall.

Nearby Restaurants

The waterfall is well located for anyone who is wanting to pick from a solid selection of dining possibilities. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Aguas Blancas Waterfall is Esquisiteces Dilenia, which offers Latin American food. It's just around easily reached by taxi away from the waterfall, so stop in and eat up! Also nearby, you and your party will come across eateries including Antojitos D' Lauren and Cafeteraa Antonio Rosa so with any luck, at least one of these nearby picks will appease the whole gang.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include Monumento a Francisco Caamano Deno, which is within driving distance in the Western side of the Dominican Republic. You might also want to consider checking out Las Pirámides, which is another attraction not far away.

Waterfalls are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in the Dominican Republic. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Aguas Blancas Waterfall
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Monumento a Francisco Caamano Deno Other Attraction 1.4 mi. (32.0 km) SW 19.9 mi. West-Southwest of Bonao --
Las Pirámides Historic Site 3.6 mi. (32.3 km) W 20.1 mi. South of Jarabacoa --
Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo -- 3.6 mi. (32.3 km) W 20.1 mi. South of Jarabacoa --
Parque Central Constanza -- 6.2 mi. (26.1 km) NW Constanza --

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Location: the Western side of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Republic

 

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