Dominican Republic & Haiti - Central Highlands (Chapter)
This is the Central Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Dominican Republic & Haiti guidebook.
The cool mountainous playground of the Central Highlands is the place to come when you’ve overdosed on DR sun and sand; where else can you sit at dusk, huddled in a sweater, watching the mist descend into the valley as the sun sets behind the mountains?
- go white-water rafting on the Caribbean’s only raftable river, the turbulent Rio Yaque del Norte near Jarabacoa
- party hearty with the locals in little La Vega in February, when it throws the country’s biggest Carnival celebrations
- restaurants & accommodations
- visit the Centro León in Santiago, an exceptional museum with more than a century’s worth of the very best Dominican artists
Coverage includes: Santiago, La Vega, Jarabacoa, Parques Nacionales Bermúdez & Ramírez, San José De Las Matas, Constanza, East of Santiago and Reserva Científica Loma Quita Espuela.
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