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

In case you like to experience the history of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your time in Jarabacoa.

Many travelers choose to visit Fortaleza La Concepcion. It is found within 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

Assuming you like the open air frequently enjoy visiting El Salto de Baiguate. 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.

Salto Jimenoa Dos is a second place you might enjoy. 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.

These are only a few of your choices. Click here to see our page about natural attractions in and around Jarabacoa.


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