Constanza holds a record for eternity, as it is not only the highest town in the Dominican Republic but also in the entire Caribbean. It is located at an altitude of 1,200 meters and enjoys a temperate climate with an average temperature of 18 to 20 degrees at the foot of the peaks of the Central Cordilleras. Very rarely does the thermometer in Constanza climb above thirty degrees Celsius. The city, therefore, sees itself as a climatic health resort and is extremely popular among locals and foreign tourists.
Because of these climatic conditions, which are rare for the Dominican Republic, fruits thrive in the highest valley of the country, which cannot be harvested in lower and subtropical locations. Strawberries, artichokes, various vegetables, oranges, apples and apricots can be found in the markets of Constance. Valle Nuevo can be reached via the asphalted and winding highway from Casabito. Very soon you will see numerous greenhouses and gardens to the left and right of the road in the national park and research reserve of the country. This is also the central geographical center of the Dominican Republic.
Tours around Constanza
Although in Constanza during the cold season on some days almost alpine conditions with snow and hail can be found, the valley is considered the granary of the Dominican Republic. But Valle Nuevo has also gained the reputation as the country’s “cold store”. But exactly this counterpoint to the rather exotic nature in the lower regions is appreciated by many holidaymakers who choose Constanza as an ideal starting point for hikes in the mountains or day trips to the picturesque towns of San Jose de las Matas and Jarabacoa. A special spectacle are the nocturnal hare hunts that are offered in the national park.
Salto de Aguas Blancas
An extraordinary photogenic excursion destination is the Salto de Aguas Blancas, the waterfall of the White Water. It is located exactly 1.680 metres above sea level and attracts vacationers almost magically. Here, a river falls 53 metres into the depth. The magic of the unique mountain climate and the clear air of the Dominican Republic, however, primarily invites to hikes in the mountains of the Central Cordilleras. In the hotels and resorts of Constance, you will be prepared for this group of visitors everywhere.
A rather fresh offer in the region is bicycle tourism. It is organised and run by the Cluster Turistico and is called “Cicloruta”. The start of this interesting cycling tour is always at the airfield. It is one of Constance’s ambitious goals to become the “city of mountain bikers”. The beautiful and without exception asphalted route is about ten kilometres long and is suitable for young and old.
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