Pico Duarte, the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean

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The Dominican Republic is a paradisiacal destination in the Caribbean. This beautiful Caribbean island is famous throughout the world for its long miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, but in addition to its beaches, the island has other natural riches, which make it a perfect destination for lovers of ecotourism and adventure.
The Dominican Republic is home to the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte. It is located in the Cordillera Central, between the José Armando Bermúdez National Park and the José del Carmen Ramírez National Park. This mountain has a height of 3,087 meters and it is a must-see attraction for mountaineering and hiking enthusiasts. Pico Duarte is a twin mountain of La Pelona, the latter being slightly less high.
Climbing to its summit is an unforgettable experience and a challenge for hikers who are committed to climbing and exploring each area. The favorite months for travelers are December, January and February, although this climb can be done in any season.
Every year, numerous national and international travelers, either on foot or by mule, embark on this adventure to enjoy this magical journey. Although it can be reached without having to climb on foot, there is nothing like a journey of this type to enjoy all the natural scenery. The beauty of the scenery along the way is breathtaking, you can see thousands of pine trees, tropical forests, birds and other wildlife.
Reaching the summit of Pico Duarte is on the list of every traveler passionate about ecotourism. On a clear day, the views from the top of the mountain stretch across the entire island, leaving an enviable panorama that will take your breath away.
One of the most popular hiking routes to Pico Duarte leaves from the main office of the José Armando Bermúdez National Park, where you can hire official guides required for the adventure, as well as mules for the trip. To make this trip, it is recommended to have good health and stamina. It is very important that you comply with safety regulations to protect the area.


 

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