To navigate around the city of Puerto Plata and explore other regions of the Dominican Republic is very easy. Many different forms of transportation are offered by companies like METRO and CARIBE TOURS, two big ventures with a fleet of large, comfortable buses, car rentals, taxis, public cars and mini vans and last but not least “motoconchos”, small motorcycles, which are common in the streets and will take you for a little transportation fee wherever you want.
We recommend a visit to Jarabacoa and the highest Caribbean mountain, the Pico Duarte, over 10,000 feet above sea level, located in the central region of the Dominican Republic and a marvelous place for lovers of nature and adventure. Jarabacoa is the next city to the Cordillera Central or the “Dominican Alps” and is an obvious stop on any adventure travel itinerary, situated in the foothills of this fantastic mountain.
Here special organized excursions are offered, designed for having fun all the day long and discovering this wonderful region particularly when appreciating the challenges of the mountains; you can book a river rafting trip, a day canyoning, join a trek up Pico Duarte, enjoy tubing, paragliding, horseback riding or make a jeep safari. Jarabacoa's adventure center at Rancho Baiguate, a lovely and rustic local inn, organizes these get-away-from-it-all tours, including hikes to Pico Duarte. Another unforgettable experience is mountain climbing in the Caribbean, just come to the central region of Dominican Republic and do it!