A mere 20-minute drive from Jarabacoa town leads to this protected area and waterfall–also known as Salto de Jimenoa Dos. Set around a hydroelectric dam, walking the three suspended footbridges around this powerful waterfall and its pools can take a couple of hours because you will spend quite some time marveling at the mountain scenery and the beauty of the Jimenoa river. You can swim in the lower portions of the river along its shallow banks, but not by the main waterfall area’s pools–the cascade tumbles 40 meters (131 feet) down–because of the depths and currents. A second, smaller waterfall known as Salto de Jimenoa Uno sits off the main highway towards Constanza, tucked inside a ravine, and requires a steep hike downhill to reach its magnificent 75 meter (246 feet) cascade and pool for a swim.

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El Mogote

Hiking El Mogote is a physically challenging but immersive experience. The three-hour climb takes you to this 1,163 meter (3,815 feet) high peak, taking you along a very steep hike through thick pine forests and vegetation and onto steep, rocky dirt slopes all the way to the top.

Jarabacoa, Family-Friendly, Hiking

Extreme sports

Jarabacoa is the capital of extreme mountain sports in the Dominican Republic with many well-organized operators offering river rafting, mountain biking, rappelling, canyoning, paragliding and mountain trekking adventures. Canyoning is practiced alongside the impressive Salto de Jimenoa and Baiguate waterfalls. Mountain biking routes are set out all throughout the mountain areas, categorized according to difficulty.

Jarabacoa, Ecotourism

La Ciénaga

La Ciénaga is one of the most scenic riverside villages and serves as a gateway to the journey towards Pico Duarte. Spend an authentic day out in a mountainside village, taking in the verdant mountain scenery and agricultural life, and colorful wooden homes dotting the landscape.

Jarabacoa, Cenotes + Springs, Family-Friendly

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