The town of Constanza in the Caribbean area is at an average elevation of 1,200 meters (4,000 feet), making it the highest altitude municipality in the region.
An agricultural landscape that is a surprising departure from the beach can be found at those impressive heights, along with cool temperatures, rolling valleys covered in thick pine trees, cabins equipped with chimneys for the single-digit night temperatures, and a landscape that is surprisingly different from the beach.
When traveling through the province of Constanza, one may observe huge fields of vegetables, including potatoes, cabbage, corn, and carrots, as well as flowers and even strawberries.
Constanza is known as the breadbasket of the country. Because of the enchanting vistas afforded by the mountaintop communities of Constanza, the region is sometimes referred to as "the Switzerland of the Caribbean" or "Valle Encantado," which literally translates to "Enchanted Valley." Jarabacoa
This geographical center of the Dominican Republic is surrounded by four big national parks, two of which are scientific reserves. Because of this, the Dominican Republic is blessed with nature, which includes freshly harvested foods, fresh river sources, and diverse types of woods.
The Valle Nuevo National Park is located on the highest plateau in the region, which is between 1,900 and 2,100 meters (6,500 and 7,000 feet) above sea level.
This park is also home to major rivers that supply the country, as well as ideal hiking trails that pass through cloud, criollo pine, and fern tree forests, in addition to highland plains.
There are plenty of reptiles, amphibians, and over 500 types of flora to be found there. There are also over 70 species of birds that thrive there, including the golden swallow, which is endangered.
There are over 80 different types of orchids, gigantic tree frogs, and lizards that can be found in the area that makes up the Ébano Verde Scientific Reserve, which is home to the cool but refreshing pools. Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
Constanza's little town center comes alive on the weekends with bars, gourmet restaurants — where you can have fresh vegetable pizzas or strawberry shakes — and a central park that attracts visitors from Jarabacoa, Santo Domingo, and Santiago.
Temperatures range on average from 5 to 25 degrees Celsius (41 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year.
The air gets chillier from December to March, with temperatures plunging into the single digits at night but warming up beautifully during the days.
Temperatures throughout the summer are mild, and even the middle of the day does not get unbearably hot.
Begin your journey through the area by renting a car, then moving on to one of the local guesthouses or eco-lodges.
Visit some farms where they make their own fruit marmalades and buy some of them.
Visit Valle Nuevo National Park to observe the local avian life, or go hiking in the Tetero Valley.
You can take a horseback ride to the stunning Christ the Redeemer statue that was modeled after El Divino Nino in Constanza. You can explore the back roads of the farm on your mountain bike.
Visit the Aguas Blancas waterfall that is located at the greatest elevation possible.
While you are traveling through Constanza, stop at any of the hilltops to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and farms. You could have the impression that you are listening to music at this very moment.