Jarabacoa Dominican Republic – Perfect Mountain Retreat To Sit Out A Storm

Jarabacoa Resort By The River Jarabacoa is one of those places that we put high on our list of favorite places in the Dominican Republic.  Jarabacoa sits at about 1750 feet above sea level in a valley tucked between the highest mountain peaks in the Dominican Republic.  It is a popular gathering spot for both locals and for tourists that like to enjoy the mountain vistas and the rivers and streams.  Jarabacoa is also the most popular access point to Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the DR at an amazing 10,164 feet.

We had a short break in the schedule and headed out for Jarabacoa for one of our road trips and a welcome week off.  We had planned to get some active off-road 4 wheeling in, but it just so happened that an offshore tropical storm dumped a fair amount of rain on the area, making the roads muddy and unsafe.

Watching the clouds drift into the mountain valley

Watching the clouds drift into the mountain valley

Not to worry though.  We still caught some of the mountain scenery and enjoyed a wonderful stay in one of the resorts in Jarabacoa.  We captured a little video off the deck of our room just for you….


We definitely recommend you plan a few extra days in the DR when you come on your free North Coast Discovery Tour just to make a side trip over to the Jarabacoa area.  You will probably enjoy your little detour.


One of the things we enjoy most about life here on the North Coast in Cabrera is that we are never more than a few hours away from vastly different experiences.  From mountains to more arid areas, from touristy beaches in the southeast to unspoiled deserted beaches on the North Coast… there is always plenty to experience.

Larry September 8, 2016 at 4:05 am

Barry, beautiful scenery. Glad you and your wife enjoyed a bit of rest and relaxation. My wife and I can hardly wait to visit again this Feb.

Best Regards,

Barry September 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Perhaps the four of us will get lost together for a couple of days

Gary September 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Hi Barry,

Our whole family visited Jarabacoa last year for a few days and totally concur that it’s a lovely place. Especially during the summer it’s a welcome oasis from the heat on the north coast. While the temperature in Cabrera was in the low ’90’s and humid it was a cool 76 and dry in Jarabacoa. Really refreshing. We were impressed with the natural way in which the hotel integrated itself into the main river. I loved the coolness of swimming in the river and we also hiked to another river/waterfall. So I find being near water essential whether it’s the beauty of the salt water of the north coast or the fresh water of the mountain. The DR does have a wide variety of geography to enjoy. That’s for sure.


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