Ecotourism will also allow you to meet and exchange with local communities about alternative tourism modalities where we have an interesting offer.
The country has a large and diverse heritage spread over nine ecological zones and 14 national parks declared as protected areas. Also with three mountain ranges (Central, East and North) and five mountain ranges (Neyba, Bahoruco, Martin Garcia, Yamasa and Samana) where you can practice the different activities that comprise the alternative or ecotourism, giving you a fun, exciting and unforgettable experience.
Constanza & Jarabacoa
In the province of “La Vega” in the “Cibao Region there are two mountainous areas that share great treasures, among them the” Pico Duarte “, with its 3,187 meters of elevation, the highest in the Antilles, and the” Río Yaque “the largest in the Caribbean.
In Constanza there is the “Valle Nuevo” National Park, one of the most interesting mountain ecological systems in the country, the “Ebano Verde” Scientific Reserve, also the Aguas Blancas Caen, the highest in the Antilles, and in “Jarabacoa” find the waterfalls “Baiguate” and “Jimenoa”, both shows.
In this region located in the center of the country and where the lowest temperatures in the Caribbean are recorded in December and January, you can enjoy activities such as: camping, trekking, canyoning, horseback riding, waterfalls, tubing, paragliding, mountain biking, mountaineering and abseiling.
Puerto Plata, Rio San Juan & Cabrera
On the north coast there are excellent alternatives with the “Loma Isabel de Torres”, the “27 Charcos de Damajagua”, the Manatees Marine Reserve in the area of ”Estero Hondo and Villa Isabela”; also the “El Choco” National Park with underground pools located between “Sosua and Cabaret”. These areas are excellent options for waterfalls, canyoning, trekking, and hiking.
In the future you will reach “Río San Juan” and you will find the beautiful “Laguna Gri-Gri” with deep mangroves and birds; from there you can visit the Cueva de las Golondrinas and enjoy the presence of numerous birds. Both are great for boating and hiking.
We recommend continuing to “Cabrera” in the province “Maria Trinidad Sanchez”, where you will discover incredible attractions such as “La Gran Laguna”, “El Saltadero”, “Cabo Francés located in Playa Breton” and the Caves of “Dudu”. In this area you can enjoy bird watching, horseback riding, boating, hiking, caving, and waterfalls.
Santiago de los Caballeros
In the heart of the “Cibao” rises the “Pico Diego de Ocampo”, the highest point of the northern mountain range where you can go hiking and horse riding.
To the northeast of the country is “Samaná” the only destination for the observation of humpback whales. It also offers the opportunity to access the National Park of “Los Haitises”, the waterfall “El Limón” and “Cayo Levantado” and to be able to practice cascade, horseback riding, caving and, of course, enjoy the acrobatic dance of the whales. that between January and March arrive in the area.
In the eastern part of the island is this province that offers excellent options for ecotourism in the “Rancho Capote” Project, where you can ride a horse and collapse in the “Cueva Fun Fun”. There is also “Paraíso Caño Hondo” with trekking, and the tour in the “Los Haitises” National Park.
Located in the southeast part of the island and also known as the “Esmeralda” Province, its best resources are the “Salto Alto and Salto de Socoa” waterfalls, and the hot springs that make up the “Comate, Comatillo and SaltoGrande” Rivers. It also has the rivers “Yabacao, Yamasá, Mijo, Sabita and Guanuma”, in addition to having caves with rock art. It also offers access to the “Los Haitises” National Park, which is an ideal area for waterfalls, caving and more.
In the province of “El Seibo” in the eastern region of the island; are the protected areas of “Lagunas Redonda and Limón where you can go horseback riding and walking.
Barahona & Pedernales
One of the regions of greatest value for ecotourism is the Southwest. Among its attractions is “Barahona” with its “Cachote” Reserve, “Laguna Cabral”, the “Jaragua” National Park and the beautiful coast, as well as the eco-vacations offered by “Rancho Platón”, among other options.
In the deep south you will reach “Pedernales” where you can enjoy the impressive “Pelempito” well, with its visitor center that is part of the “Sierra de Bahoruco” National Park, also the “Laguna de Oviedo”, “Bahía de las Aguilas Beach ”And a very interesting cave system.
Between the provinces “Independencia and Bahoruco” is the lake “Enriquillo” with its “Isla Cabrito” in its vicinity is “Balneario las Barias” and the spring “La Azufrada”.
In the southern region, but closer to the capital city, is “Baní”, in the province of “Peravia”, where you should not miss visiting its famous dunes, and even closer to the city are the Caves of “Pomier “in” San Cristóbal “. with all its richness in pre-Columbian rock art.
All regions of the southwest are suitable for trekking, horseback riding, boating, and caving, as well as being popular for scientific tourism.
La Romana, Bayahíbe
& San Pedro de Macorís
It is where the Parque Nacional del Este is located, where you can explore the “Cueva del Padre Nuestro” with its ecological and archaeological routes, while in “San Pedro de Macorís” on the way to “La Romana” you will find “La Cueva de las Maravillas” with its tremendous wealth of rock art and one of the most impressive on the island.