Known as the coldest city in the Caribbean, the central mountain town of Constanza attracts national and international visitors because of its wonderful mild climate, and its spectacular mountain scenery.
Constanza is situated in the country’s central mountain chain, the highest in the Caribbean. The town offers visitors a unique experience by offering them incredible mountain views and unique cultural experiences. The town also offers extreme sports and excellent cuisine.
The town is literally surrounded by beautiful farms that produce some of the country’s most important agricultural products, as well as many greenhouses packed with blooming flowers. One of the oldest flower growers, the “Jardin Constanza” company, has been in the flower cultivation business for the past 35 years.
With some 400 employees, the company’s greenhouses occupy some 360,000 square meters that are distributed throughout the mountain town.
Visitors to Constanza, who many call the “Switzerland of the Caribbean,” can participate in horseback riding, hiking or cycling tours. Another option is to go on tours that will take the visitors to some of the region’s most important sites.
Constanza is an excellent destination for couples, for family vacations or with friends. The following options are highly recommended:
This beautiful eco-friendly hotel is situated 3,600 feet above sea level, features 14 rooms and twelve two-bedroom country cottages, with living room and a fully equipped kitchen.
For more information: http://ranchoconstanza.tripod.com/.
Situated 2,300 meters above sea level, in the “Valle Nuevo National Park”, this ecological marvel is run by Jose Delio and Rosa Guzman. There are seven fully equipped cottages, perfect for family or social outings.
Additional information: http://www.villapajon.do/esp/.
Alto Cerro Villas, Hotel & Camping
The spectacular views seen from the complex, situated 3,600 feet above sea level, consists of 34 independent cottages (one, two or three bedrooms), and a main building with 12 rooms.
Please visit: http://www.altocerro.com/site/inicio.
Visitors to the mountain town can enjoy fine Dominican cuisine, as well as international dishes.
The restaurant’s retro décor and beautiful lamps, gives the place a cosmopolitan feel. The menu offers various meats, fish and pasta.
“Aguas Blancas” Restaurant
The restaurant specializes in Dominican dishes and is known for its creative menu, especially its famous desserts: Strawberry, Carrot, Passion Fruit and Coconut Dominican Custards.
“A Punt de Nieve Restaurant”
This is one of Constanza’s most famous bakeries, known for its Dominican cakes and cupcakes. All desserts are made from fresh natural products.
“Doña Benza” Bakery
This very traditional bakery, run by Doña Benza (Mrs. Benza) for the past 60 years, is known for its delicious homemade desserts.
Visitors can enjoy quiet drinks in a local pub, enjoy live music or dance away the night until the early hours of the morning.
“La Esquina” Restaurant
A popular restaurant among locals because of its excellent food, easygoing atmosphere, and lively music, it is situated across the street from the town’s central plaza. The restaurant is famous for its homemade “Paella” and locally made beer. Founded by the Ferrer family, it is currently managed by brothers Manuel and Salvador Ferrer, and Vienchy Rodriguez.
The area offers lovers of extreme sports various options, such as paragliding. For more information on other extreme sports and activities, visitors should contact the Flying Sky Constanza tour company.