Day Two of our Road Trip took us to Jarabacoa. Jarabacoa is a mountain-resort town, very popular with Dominicans and overseas visitors. The locals come here for the cooler weather in the summer, the tourist come for the adventure-sports.
The town is on the banks of the Rio Yaque de Norte, a fast flowing river that hosts a number of water-based activities. Rafting, canyoning, kayaking are all available to the adventurous. Jarabacoa is also the main starting point for various treks up Pico Duarte – at 3087 metres the highest peak in the Caribbean. None of these adventures was on our itinerary, but Jarabacoa was well worth a stop on our road trip.