Santiago and the Cibao Valley: Places to Explore


  • Jarabacoa

    Nature lovers should consider a trip to Jarabacoa, in the mountainous region known rather wistfully as the Dominican Alps. There's little to do in the town itself but eat and rest up for...

  • La Vega Vieja

    Founded in 1495 by Columbus, La Vega is the site of one of the oldest settlements in the New World. You may find the tour of the ruins of the original settlement, Old La Vega, rewarding. About 3...

  • Santiago

    The second city of the D.R., where many past presidents were born, sits about 145 km (90 miles) northwest of Santo Domingo and is about an hour's drive from Puerto Plata and 90 minutes from...


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