Points of Interest in the Interior of the Dominican Republic
Pico Duarte (Jarabacoa)
A few Tour Operators and several private Guides will assist you on a climb of Pico Duarte, the Caribbean's highest peak, at 3087 meters (10,128 feet). What you see along the way, as well as at the top, will leave you breathless. This trek takes from 1 and 1/2 to 5 days, depending on your route and departure and arrival points, so you'll have to overnight, at least one night, in either a tent or one of the basic cabins located on the mountain. Proper registrations with authorities, as well as the supplies necessary to do this trek are critical. It is recommended you do this trek with a recognized Tour Operator or Mountain Guide.
Saltos Aguas Blancas (Waterfall near Constanza)
This waterfall is prominently featured in different commercials as it is remarkably beautiful. One can already spot it from far away driving on the deserted dirt road south from Constanza. You might have to keep asking if this is the right way to Aguas Blancas, as there is little that tells you that this is the right way and not the end of the world. It's remoteness is what makes this waterfall extra special. Rarely will you meet other humans (except Dominicans on Sundays). If you do have a liking for waterfalls, this is a must. Beware if you want to take a quick dip, the water is no more than 12°C to 15°C (54°F to 61°F).