In the Constanta region, known as "the Switzerland of the Caribbean" for its landscapes, you can enjoy one of the most impressive waterfalls you will see in your life. About 20 kilometers from the town is Salto de Aguas Blancas, a natural spectacle in which water and vegetation come together to amaze ecotourism lovers.
The river flows to a waterfall 83 meters high that ends in a natural pool in which only the brave bathe, because the water temperature is quite cold, an average of 10 degrees. In any case, Salto de Aguas Blancas is an essential visit if you want to enjoy the environment and get away from stress during your vacation.
The path to the waterfall, one of the highest in the Dominican Republic, is a journey full of contrasts. A Creole pine forest where the stream of crystalline water stands out with its resplendent white. The flora is made up of a great variety of species, among which lichens and various varieties of flowers stand out. As for fauna, the forest is home to more than 40 species of birds, 13 of them only existing in Hispaniola.
To facilitate access to the waterfalls, because Salto de Aguas Blancas is actually made up of two successive waterfalls, a hiking path has been prepared that allows you to reach the top in a walk that covers about 600 meters. It has been done with great care to respect nature and cause the least possible impact.
Once at the top of the waterfall, you can see the spectacle of water falling from the pool in which it accumulates to the natural pool where it reaches. To enjoy it even better, there are two terraces with wooden benches from which you can lean out.
Salto de Aguas Blancas has a visitor area where you can make a stop to recover your strength. There are also some restaurants, one specialized in French cuisine that also offers a fabulous view of the canyon and its surroundings.
But eating and admiring the beauty of this humid tropical forest is not the only thing that can be done in Salto de Aguas Blancas. You can also do adventure activities such as hiking or bird watching, without forgetting the stops to photograph bridges, roads and mountain villages with their typical huts.
If you are thinking of living the adventure and discovering the spectacular Salto de Aguas Blancas de Constanza, pay attention to some details:
It is important that you know that the route to Salto de Aguas Blancas is a complicated and winding road. In addition, you will have to leave your means of transport about 600 meters from the water jet and continue walking to reach the top.
On the map below you can find the location of the waterfall, as well as a map with the location of other places of interest that are around Constanza. If you travel from Santo Domingo, the trip will take you about 3 hours until you reach the waterfall. From Constanza, follow Highway 41 until you see the turnoff for Salto de Aguas Blancas on a winding road up the mountain.