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With its main entrance conveniently located on the main La Vega-Jarabacoa road, ALTERRA is the most accesible development of its kind in the area. Within a 30 minute drive of Santiago International Airport (with daily international flights to the U.S and Europe) and the city of Santiago, the second largest in the country, we offer the perfect combination of tranquility and the ability to enjoy the city life whenever you feel so inclined.
We're also located less than a two hour drive away from Puerto Plata and some of the most stunning beaches in all of the Caribbean. Our owners will have exclusive access and membership to our beach clubs in Luperon Bay and Las Terrenas, Samaná. There you will have the chance to enjoy the beach, sailing, fishing, snorkling, and scuba diving, among other activities.
Our lots offer majestic views of the Cibao Valley and the island's Central Mountain range, with perfect temperatures all year long and a green development standard that integrates fully with the surrounding nature.
Currently in its first phase of development, ALTERRA consists of 850,000 square meters of land, over 300,000 of which, will be kept as a natural tropical park reservoir for the enjoyment of our residents. We also offer low cost financing through our bank partners.
The name dates back to its original Taíno native inhabitants and it is roughly translated as "Land of Waters". The spanish conquistadors came here looking for gold yet never established a permanent settlement, although to this day gold can be picked from some of its many rivers.
It wasn't until 1805, during the Hatian invasion of the Cibao region that residents from the cities of Santiago and La Vega escaped to the mountains of the Central Range and settled in the valley of Jarabacoa that a permanent settlement was established. In 1854, a military post was established and the town was formally founded.
Jarabacoa has a tropical rainforest climate, with warm days and mild nights during most ot the year, and temperate days and cool nights on winter, due to its tropical location and high elevation, visitors have chastened Jarabacoa as "The City of Everlasting Spring".
One of the main touristic attractions is the mountains and natural beauty of the area. It is also one of the main access routes to El Pico Duarte, the highest peak in all of the Caribbean at 3,087m, and the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve. It is home to three large rivers including the Yaque del Norte (the longest in the Caribbean), the Baiguate, and the Jimenoa and countless streams, creeks, lakes and impressive waterfalls. There is also a golf course and two country clubs in town.
Jarabacoa has a thriving agricultural economy for export products such as coffee, Pimento Peppers, strawberrys and a large variety of vegetables. Ecotourism and real estate have also become an important part of economic development in the last 10 years
Jarabacoa celebrates several cultural events throughout the year, highlighting the Carnival, as the popular activity that brings together the largest number of people every year during the Sundays of February.
They are equally recognized:
Fiestas Patronales in honor of the Virgen del Carmen, celebrated in the month of July.
The tenths or "popular poetry", written and declared in informal meetings for the 10 decimals that still preserve this tradition.
Las salves a la Virgen, or special songs that are performed in the celebration of the Rosary and in the Candles of Singing, the latter being a celebration dedicated to the virgins of Altagracia and the Mercedes in their days, currently sung only by women from the communities of El Balcón, Los Higos and Piedra Blanca de Hatillo.
As a gastronomic folkloric manifestation, casabe and its traditional elaboration process are distinguished in the community of Higos, D.M. from Buena Vista
Cultural groups such as the literary circles Máximo Avilés Blonda, from La Montaña, the Ángela Hernández literary workshop and the Jarabacoa Cultural Work Collective are presents.
Painters such as the art group Las Salamandras, Cándido Bidó art center and MWVA art center stand out, which has a painting school aimed at children and adolescents, mostly of limited resources.
At the folkloric level, the Anacaona dance group (1924), or “group of the old men”, distinguishing itself by preserving traditional dances such as la tumba, carabiné, la mazurca, los palos, la yuca, la mangulina, the dance of la cinta and the traditional merengue típico. Other musical groups contribute to municipal folklore.
Two cultural events of regional and national incidence are held annually in the municipality: the Mountain Poetry Festival (2002), organized by the foundation of the same name, which has established itself as the meeting place for national and international poets and the Festival of Flowers (2010), characterized by exhibitions of ornamental plants and a parade of floats decorated with flowers.
Both promote actions in favor of the environment, educational activities, folklore and craft exhibitions, and local products; stimulating tourism and the local economy
Other socio-cultural entertainment activities are Jazz concerts, organized twice a year by the MWVA Art Center and other institutions, as well as art exhibitions, organized by the different galleries. Finally, the Jarabacoa Interscholastic Voice Festival is held annually, organized by the Santo Domingo Savio school.
The City Council, in addition to supporting several of these events, promotes biweekly concerts of the Municipal Band, bimonthly talks focused on cultural issues and annually celebrates since 1989 the anniversary of the municipality in the month of September, in which for a week they carry out various activities that integrate the entire population
In addition to cultural expressions and activities, Jarabacoa has resources that can be classified as cultural heritage of the municipality, mentioning:
Religious architectural cultural resources: Iglesia del Carmen, the Salesian Retreat Center Pinar Quemado, and the Cistercian Monastery Santa María del Evangelio.
Industrial architectural cultural resources: The Brick Factory and the first turpentine factory in the country (1936), as well as the coffee factory building (1943) of the Ramírez industries.
Architectural resources: The set of constructions that express different historical-architectural periods of Jarabacoa, which go from the beginning of the 20th century until the middle of the same, composed of vernacular dwellings and mountain houses.
The gastronomic cultural resources identified are: Dulce de Sabaneta, Los Higos casabe (D.M. Buena Vista), scraping, carrot cake and Ivón ice cream.
In the literary order, the works of Víctor Manuel Ramírez, as well as the various traditional folk expressions, among others.
In this sense, Jarabacoa has several natural resources that can be included in the list of local heritage and be rationally exploited culturally and touristically.
Jarabacoa also has the "Manuel Rosa Santos" Municipal Music Academy.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY
About The Country
A Democratic nation with a population of over 10 million people, the Dominican Republic has a territory stretching 48,442 square kilometers (18,704 square miles). That’s just over twice the size of New Jersey, or nearly the size of Costa Rica. Its coveted shores face the Caribbean Sea in the south, and the Atlantic Ocean in the north. As of 2017, 6,187,542 overnight visitors and more than 1,100,000 cruise passengers make their way to the Dominican Republic every year.
Quisqueya, as Dominicans affectionately call their home–meaning “mother of all lands”– is a country of superlatives. This was the first permanent Spanish settlement in the Americas or the “New World,” with the arrival of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. Aside from choosing the DR as his sole residence in the region–a land blessed with fertile soil and gold deposits–Columbus and the Spanish Crown used the country as a launching pad for conquests across the Caribbean and United States. Today, the first city of the Americas, Santo Domingo, is the capital of the DR, and continues to thrive while preserving its history and original Spanish architecture.
Aside from historic firsts, the Dominican Republic ranks among the most diverse Caribbean countries in geography, nature, and people. Its landscape ranges from the highest peak in the region, Pico Duarte, to the lowest body of water, Lago Enriquillo. A whopping 6,000 species of flora and 7,000 species of fauna include cacti flowers, endemic hawks, and humpback whales. The country’s cultural make up–Taino, European, and African–includes a diverse population welcomed in the DR since the 19th century, from Jewish and Japanese communities to UNESCO-proclaimed Afro-Caribbean groups.
Whether you choose to visit our shores along our more than 1,600 kilometers (nearly 1,000 miles) of coastline, our verdant mountain towns, our fishing villages, or our cactus-lined landscape, you’ll uncover a unique side of the DR. Along the way, you’ll experience a unified passion for our music and dance–merengue, bachata, and son–our diverse gastronomy taking you beyond rice and beans, our love for baseball, family, and hospitality. Together, they make up the essence of our Dominican spirit.