Famous for hosting the largest, oldest, and most colorful carnival celebration in the country, taking place every Sunday of February, La Vega city is the capital of the mountainous province by the same name. Here is where you’ll find the two popular mountain destinations of Jarabacoa and Constanza. But La Vega is also the crux of spirituality, a pilgrimage hub for Dominicans who visit two important churches to worship the patron saint of the Dominican Republic, Our Lady of Mercedes. It’s also home to one of Columbus’ first gold settlements in the Americas, at La Vega Vieja. Before you head into the surrounding mountains, take the time to get to experience this bustling city, especially during Carnival season.

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Constanza Spring Festival

Celebrated every year, the Constanza Spring Festival is an event that brings together many of the leading farming and tourism businesses of Constanza for a weekend of presentations, talks and exhibits at the Club Japonés in Constanza. It is a good opportunity to see the people and products of the region in an informal and fun atmosphere.

Constanza, Iconic Sights

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

Festival de las Flores

Every June, visitors and locals alike gather for the weekend Jarabacoa Flower Festival held in the park off Avenida la Confluencia. Exotic and rare flowers, traditional homemade foods and beverages, arts and crafts, tropical plants, and more items made in La Vega province are for sale.

Jarabacoa, Iconic Sights

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