If you want to enjoy the natural flora and fauna of the Dominican Republic, the scientific green ebony reserve is a must for you. An ecotourism space where biodiversity and adventure merge perfectly.
This reserve is located between the towns of Constanza, Bonao, La Vega and Jarabacoa, the so-called Ebony region, very close to the border with Haiti. The name is due to its immense amount of green ebony, a typical tree of the Dominican Republic and a very valuable resource because of its hard and resistant wood.
In fact, this tree was in danger of extinction as a result of deforestation and indiscriminate carving for furniture and other products. This led to the creation of a protected area in 1992 to conserve the environment and all its biodiversity. Green ebony is an important natural area dedicated to the conservation of all species, from orchids to countless wildlife.
The green ebony scientific reserve is one of the most important places for biodiversity in the Dominican Republic. In addition to the trees that give the place its name, it is home to a great variety of wildlife and flora. Monkeys, birds, reptiles and endemic plants are found in the park. It is also a place of great importance for scientific research and the study of Caribbean nature.
As it is a protected area, mass tourism is not permitted. Although there are some areas where you can enjoy hiking and look out to observe the natural beauty of the entire park. Bird watching, sun, and vegetation in the Caribbean sun will delight nature lovers.
Some of the most interesting routes in the ebony-green reserve in the Dominican Republic are:
From the Fernando Domínguez Visitor Center you can find all the information about the routes that can be done, a spectacular tourist attraction. There is also a museum and explanations about the actions carried out in the reserve by the Fundación green ebony.
As interesting facts about this reserve, more than 600 plants have been identified, a quarter of them endemic to this area of the planet. In terms of fauna, there are 10 reptiles and 8 amphibians, several mammals (some endangered, such as the solenodonte) and various birds that can be spotted from the observation posts.
If you are planning a visit to the ebony-green science reserve, pay attention to a few tips and recommendations to enjoy ecotourism to the fullest:
Bearing in mind that you may encounter mosquitoes and other insects, it is a good idea to carry some repellent to prevent them from approaching you. Use it responsibly and only to protect yourself from the action of organisms that can cause you harm during your journey.
As mentioned at the beginning, the location of the ebony-green scientific reserve is very close to the Haitian border. In this map you can see the location so you can check how to get there.
The truth is that getting to the Fernando Domínguez Visitor Center is quite easy. You have to take the Duarte highway and go to Constanza. The access to the visitable area of the reserve is located in this town.
You can get close to this reserve and enjoy nature by hiring our private transportation service and moving around the Dominican Republic at your own pace.