The Dominican Republic is blessed with the Caribbean’s highest mountain ranges, tucked in the heart of the country, where you’ll find the lushest landscapes and coolest temperatures. Hiking is a great way to explore these areas, but paragliding above the DR’s mountainous towns—Jarabacoa and Constanza—gives an unparalleled, magical viewpoint, with a Caribbean landscape you will only see in the DR. Certified paragliding instructors drive you to the lift-off point, where you’ll strap up into a harness in tandem with your guide, and safely step off into the open sky together. Fly over peaks, gushing waterfalls—Jarabacoa’s were once the site of Hollywood movies like Jurassic Park—verdant villages, and plantation fields. You’ll never see the DR the same way again.
Paragliding is available year-round, but the best time for a session is close to sunset, when the air is cooler and the spectacular scenery glows all around.