Jarabacoa Attractions

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Mountains thick with pine trees are what set Jarabacoa on the map as a eco-tourism mecca on the island of the Dominican Republic.  All of the attractions to come out of this town play to its natural beauty, spare a historic military fort and biking is a popular and fun way to get from one attraction to the next.

Historical Sites

Fortaleza La Concepcion

Enjoy exploring the history of places you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting a historical site during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fortaleza La Concepcion. It is located in La Vega, 10.6 mi. Northeast of central Jarabacoa. This small fort was built by Christopher Columbus in 1494, helping lay the foundations for the early Spanish (and eventually European) colonization of the New World, becoming one of the largest European cities in the Western Hemisphere. Unfortunately for it, the entire town was destroyed by an earthquake in 1562.

Historic Sites Near Jarabacoa
Name Type Phone Location Island
Fortaleza La Concepcion Historical Site -- 10.6 mi. Northeast of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic

Natural Attractions

Salto Jimenoa Uno

El Salto de Baiguate is one of the outdoor attractions you might enjoy visiting. <p>El Salto de Baiguate is the perfect waterfall for families. It is close to many attractions and is quite easy to get to, as well as offering a wide range of activities that can keep different ages entertained.</p>

Another local attraction that you might enjoy is Salto Jimenoa Dos. <p>This is a smaller waterfall further North than its bigger sibling, Salto Jimenoa Uno. However, it makes up for its smaller stature in a better swimming area and a more adventurous path to reach it.</p>

Jarabacoa includes quite a few other choices too. To get more information about natural attractions in and around the area, read this article.

 

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