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.
Climate in Constanza
Because of these climatic conditions, which are rare for the Dominican Republic, fruits which cannot be harvested in lower and subtropical areas grow in the highest valley of the country. Strawberries, artichokes, various vegetables, oranges, apples, and apricots can be found at Constanza’s markets. Valle Nuevo can be reached via the asphalted and winding expressway of Casabito. Numerous greenhouses and gardens can be seen very soon to the left and right of the path in the country’s national park and research reserve. It is also the central geographical center of the Dominican Republic.
Tours around Constanza
Although Constanza has almost alpine conditions with snow and hail on some days during the cold season, the valley is considered the granary of the Dominican Republic. Valle Nuevo has also earned itself the reputation of the country’s “cold room”. But exactly this counterpoint to the rather exotic nature in the lower regions is appreciated by many tourists who choose Constanza as an ideal starting point for hikes in the mountains or day trips to the picturesque places San Jose de las Matas and Jarabacoa. A special spectacle are the nocturnal hare hunts, which are offered in the national park.
Salto de Aguas Blancas
An extraordinary photogenic destination is the Salto de Aguas Blancas, the waterfall of the White Water. It is located exactly 1,680 meters above sea level and attracts tourists magically. A river plunges here 53 meters into the depth. However, the magic of the Dominican Republic’s unique mountain climate and the clear air primarily invite you to hike in the mountains of the Central Cordilleras. In Constanta’s hotels and resorts, everyone is attuned to this group of visitors. It should be included on the agenda for individual trips.
A quite fresh offer in the region is the bicycle tourism. It is organized and carried out by the Turistico cluster and is called “Cicloruta”. The start of this interesting cycling tour is always at the airfield. One of Constanta’s most ambitious goals is to become the “City of
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