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Top Choice International in Jarabacoa

Aroma de la Montana

Sweeping, practically aerial views of the entirety of the Jarabacoa countryside are available from the balcony seating at this sophisticated mountaintop restaurant. Lunchtime has a family atmosphere, but there's a d…
Italian in Jarabacoa

La Baita

A newcomer to Jarabacoa's restaurant scene, this little Italian place north of town nails it with homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and imported meats and cheeses. The affable owner-chef helps guests select the per…
International in Jarabacoa

De Parrillada

Set back from town on a quiet side street, this rustic and charming establishment is candlelit by evening, and serves up adventurous dishes combining imported meats with local produce and flavors – for example, rose…
Waterfall in Jarabacoa

Salto de Jimenoa Uno

So picturesque are the falls that an opening scene of the movie Jurassic Park was filmed here. Of the three waterfalls near Jarabacoa, it’s definitely the prettiest – a 60m cascade pouring from a gaping hole in an o…
Pizza in Jarabacoa

Pizza & Pepperoni

The straightforward name isn’t entirely accurate. Yes, excellent pepperoni pizzas are on the menu here, along with more than a dozen other varieties, but so too are calzones, burgers, pasta, grilled meat and fish di…
Art in Jarabacoa

Galeria el Punto del Arte

Opened recently by a long-time Dominican art collector, this imaginative gallery features more than 150 works by local artists and a library of about 50 art books. The space doubles as a bar and bistro, hosting regu…
Bakery in Jarabacoa


This Spanish-style bakery across from the Esso gas station at the northern end of town serves excellent espresso and lots of baked treats, both sweet and savory. It’s the only place in town to find decent, freshly b…
Club in Jarabacoa

Entre Amigos

This thumping bar is the best party in town – expect merengue, salsa and reggaeton, and elbow-to-elbow service at the bar. There’s often karaoke early in the evening, ending at 11pm.
Waterfall in Jarabacoa

Salto de Baiguate

In a lush canyon, Baiguate is not as visually impressive as the others, but it’s the most accessible for swimming. A lovely 300m trail cut out of the canyon wall leads from the parking lot to the salto – canyoning t…
Dominican in Jarabacoa

Restaurant del Parque Galería

This long-standing two-story restaurant has a wrap-around bar on a balcony overlooking Parque Central. The large menu includes Dominican specialties like chivo (goat; RD$450) and churrasco (grilled meat; RD$850), as…