Welcome to San Francisco de Macorís
San Francisco de Macorís is a bustling, relatively prosperous city surrounded by cocoa and rice fields in the heart of the Valle del Cibao. It has a number of colonial buildings, a large, pretty plaza, and the stadium for the Gigantes (Giants), one of the DR’s six professional baseball teams.
The best reason to venture out this way is to take a day trip to Loma Quita Espuela national park. Another good reason is to tour a chocolate farm: the DR is the number-one producer of organic cacao worldwide.