One of two gateway villages to Pico Duarte, Manabao–approximately 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jarabacoa–offers breathtaking views. Its roads, set against distant peaks, wind along vegetable fields, pine forests, and grazing cattle, and at times run along the Río Yaque del Norte river on the other. Stop roadside and hike down to the riverbanks for a swim in fresh water, surrounded in nature and far from the madding crowd.

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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

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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