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

Aguas Blancas Waterfall can be found southeast of Constanza, a town in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; it's to the west-southwest of Bonao.

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 in a nice location for guests who are wanting to choose from multiple dining options. The most proximate restaurant to Aguas Blancas Waterfall is Esquisiteces Dilenia, which has a menu full of Latin American meals. Esquisiteces Dilenia is just about easily reached by taxi away, so stop by and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you will come across restaurants like Antojitos D' Lauren and Cafeteraa Antonio Rosa so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by options will placate the whole party.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some other attractions in the area, including Monumento a Francisco Caamano Deno, which is within traveling distance in the Western side of the Dominican Republic. Also think about making the trip to Las Pirámides, which is another attraction close by.

If a visit to the Aguas Blancas Waterfall isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

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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