Hiking

Being the second largest territory in the Caribbean, and the most diverse in topography, means a plethora of hiking opportunities. Our national parks offer the perfect setting to start. Hike the Cotubanamá National Park, and hear the history of the Tainos as you pass along their caves. Explore Los Haitises National Park on land, a rarely visited part of this natural gem. For more challenge, Jarabacoa is home to the roof of the DR and of the Caribbean region: 3,087-meter (10,128-ft) high Pico Duarte. Overnight expeditions lead to the peak at sunrise. Constanza offers a surprising side of the country few get to see, with breathtaking hikes through Valle Nuevo’s protected pine tree forests. Puerto Plata and Cabarete’s hills also offer plenty of organized hiking opportunities, through national parks, private ranches, and small villages such as Tubagua.

Hiking knows no season, although summer rains can make trails muddier but more adventurous.

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Dominican Republic

Hike beaches to your heart’s content, walk through flora-filled rainforests, and climb to the summit of 3,087 meters (10,128 feet) high Pico Duarte.

 
 
Hike through a lush, protected forest where you can bird watch, spot native plants, and dip in cool fresh springs in underground caves.
Bayahíbe, La Romana
Located inside the exclusive Puntacana Resort & Club complex, this 1,500 acre nature reserve and ecological park boasts enchanting, shaded hiking trails that wind through a lush tropical forest, and lead towards a series of 12 freshwater lagoons.
Punta Cana
Hike the shores of Laguna de Oviedo along the Paseo de los Flamencos for a close look at the lovely pink creatures from land; the hour-long walk takes you along the lake’s thick mangrove swamps, exploring flora.
Pedernales
The highest mountain peak in the Caribbean, rising at 3,087 meters (10,125 feet), Pico Duarte is tucked amid two national parks, and is reachable in two or three-day excursions depending on the chosen route. Hiking to Pico Duarte is definitely one for the Caribbean traveler’s bucket list!
Jarabacoa
Located south of the Puerto Plata province, the Río Jamao reveals some of the DR’s most beautiful natural scenery, where you can hike surrounded with forests, and swim in fresh river pools.
Puerto Plata
Reaching El Limón waterfall is an adventure that takes you on a 2.5-kilometer (1.5-mile) journey through thick forest, on horseback or on foot down lush hilly terrain, while spotting flora and fauna along the way. You can also go canyoning through El Limón river to reach the falls.
Samaná
The trail passes over a small canyon, and takes you through a savannah of “pajón”–a spiky bush sitting near the foot of pine trees. You will spot numerous bird species on your walk, from the Hispaniolan Parrot to the Hispaniolan Emerald hummingbird, among many others.
Constanza
Go on a nature walk inside the thick forests of Valle Nuevo National Park–with over 500 species of flora, and an abundance of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. This trail leads you on an easy hike through a fern forest, where you will spot a great variety of ferns and terrestrial orchids.
Constanza
The “crab trail” takes you on a route through dry forest and scrubland on the way to the towering El Morro. You’ll climb a partly rocky, challenging path to reach the mesa’s summit. Once there, the panoramic views sweep over the Atlantic.
Montecristi
This photogenic valley features thick blankets of pine trees, rolling green hills, and cool air, all ideal for outdoor adventures. Explore on foot, dip in fresh water, horseback ride, or brave the climb to the peak of El Tetero.
Constanza

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