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La Vega

La Vega has gained its place in the book of tourism for the colors and sights of its Sunday carnivals in February. It is the capital of the province where the mountain vacation destinations of Jarabacoa and Constanza are located. It is also center for the veneration of the patron virgin of the Dominican Republic, Our Lady of Mercedes. But before you head into the surrounding mountains, take time to get to experience this hospitable city.

The Cibao International Airport (STI) is the closest airport for those headed to La Vega.

LATEST EVENTS
Nov 22, 2019 - Apr 30, 2020

Being Oscar de la Renta – Tribute Exhibition

Centro León
The Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation, Centro León and Grupo Puntacana invite you to the exhibition ...
Jan 15 - Mar 30

Whale Watching Season

Samana Bay
Watch the 1,500 to 2,000 whales that migrate to the waters of the Samaná Bay on a guided boat tour ...
Jan 17 - Feb 18

Fernando Tamburini – “Recent Works” Exhibition

Altos de Chavón
The Altos de Chavón Gallery presents the exhibition of the visual artist from Barahona Fernando Tam...
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This modern Roman Catholic Church took 15 years to build, and was completed in 1992. The cathedral is one of the few in the world where the statue of Christ is portrayed as already having resurrected and not dying on the cross.
Churches, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Wedding Venues, Weddings & Romance
Consider visiting in February to take part in the outstanding La Vega Carnival. Every year an estimated half a million people flock to the city of La Vega to watch the mischievous devils “diablo cojuelos” with their bloated pork bladders go after anyone who gets in their way. The colorful costumes, many costing thousands of […]
Iconic Sights
El Zaguán, Vega Mall and El Naranjo Restaurant serve Dominican food in town. Rarus Bar & Restaurant caters to visitors to the Santo Cerro Church. Thanks to La Vega’s rich farming tradition, you will never be disappointed by the selection and freshness of the vegetables available.
Dining
La Vega is a city with almost 400,000 inhabitants so expect all the basic conveniences to be available in the downtown area. Look for carnival souvenirs sold to the around half a million tourists who flock in from all around the country for the traditional festivities in February.
Shopping
Near Santo Cerro, discover the archeological ruins of the original town Christopher Columbus founded in 1494, classified as a national park. Archaeologists continue to study the excavated foundations of the old city once prosperous between 1505 and 1510.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, National Parks + Protected Areas
Santo Cerro is one of the holiest sites in the country, home to the church Santuario Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes and site of an annual pilgrimage on September 24, when Dominicans from around the country flock here to pay tribute to the nation’s patron saint.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
Constanza is a prime agricultural area in the center of the country, surrounded by four large national parks with the highest mountains in the Caribbean. Often called the Switzerland of the Caribbean, people visit this valley for its scenic mountain views and the cool weather all year round. Temperatures regularly drop to lows of around […]
Excursions
An easily accessible mountain resort area, Jarabacoa sits at an altitude of 1,736 feet (529 meters) and is a favorite with Santo Domingo residents seeking the cooler temperatures and mental relaxation provided by the panoramic views. It is ideal for adventure seekers with the best river rafting in the Caribbean, as well as mountain biking, […]
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