The city of everlasting Spring...
Jarabacoa is more than just another town in the mountains – it's a magical community where time stands still and you're truly able to stop and enjoy the small things of life. Those that are truly valuable and will stay with you forever. From the lush nature and forest surroundings, to friendliness and charm of its people. This is a place you will soon love calling home.
The name of the town dates back to its original Taíno native inhabitants and it is roughly translated as "Land of Waters". The spanish conquistadors came here looking for gold yet never established a permanent settlement, although to this day gold can be picked from some of its many rivers.
It wasn't until 1805, during the Hatian invasion of the Cibao region that residents from the cities of Santiago and La Vega escaped to the mountains of the Central Range and settled in the valley of Jarabacoa that a permanent settlement was established. In 1854, a military post was established and the town was formally founded.
Jarabacoa has a tropical rainforest climate, with warm days and mild nights during most ot the year, and temperate days and cool nights on winter, due to its tropical location and high elevation, visitors have chastened Jarabacoa as "The City of Everlasting Spring".
One of the main touristic attractions is the mountains and natural beauty of the area. It is also one of the main access routes to El Pico Duarte, the highest peak in all of the Caribbean at 3,087m, and the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve. It is home to three large rivers including the Yaque del Norte (the longest in the Caribbean), the Baiguate, and the Jimenoa and countless streams, creeks, lakes and impressive waterfalls. There is also a golf course and two country clubs in town.
Jarabacoa has a thriving agricultural economy for export products such as coffee, Pimento Peppers, strawberrys and a large variety of vegetables. Ecotourism and real estate have also become an important part of economic development in the last 10 years.
The River Club
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN THE MOUNTAINS
highes peak in the caribbean
SALTO JIMENOA WATERFALLS
Alta Vista Restaurant
international cuisine in the central mountain range
Living it up in the Dominican
At Alterra Village, we believe a true community shouldn't be gated or fenced in – it should seamlessly meld into its surroundings. The Dominican Republic has lots more to offer; the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean, world class golf, scuba diving, water sports, music and culture, and all within reach. The Dominican Republic truly... has it all.