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    Default Constanza - in the center of Dominican

    Constanza – is a city with it own history I wanted to tell you about.



    Several researchers found this valley in colonial times. Between the colonists was Victoriano Velano, who brought first cows and mares in 1750. In 1783 the quontity of living creatures considerably extended (cheerfully breeding).


    In our time the population of Constanza has aproximately 90,000 people.
    There are few restaurants, shops and numerous hotels with different rate. It`s interesting to see big fields with potatoes and onion.
    This region feeds the whole Dominican Republic.
    Constanza Nature is very different from the one we used to see on the coast with palm trees and ocean.



    <b>USEFUL TIP:</b> You can buy 1 package of strawberry for 1 dollar (37 pesos)! It`s really tasty.





    When the British consul in Santo Domingo, Robert Schomburgk has visited Constanza in 1851, he found only one manned house. 20 years later, in 1871 North American geologist William Gabb found out 12 shack in a valley. In 1887 Baron de Eggers in one of the visits to Cordilleras Centrales counted 100 persons living in 30 shacks.








    Till the middle of the XXth century Constanza was the valley with a small population, because of road absence.

    In his report Baron de Eggers also wrote that all families occupying Constanza, was living at the expense of cultivation of horses, horned livestock, beeves, “batatas”, “yucas” (tipical dominican food) and corn. Also, tobacco was the main commercial culture. Tabacco was for selling in San Juan, where was a small cigar factory.





    Near Constanza city there is a beautifull waterfall “Aguas Blancas”, but you can`t swim there, cause it`s dangerous. The unique access – is by jeep with 4x4.

    Last edited by Robert; 12-26-2010 at 11:18 PM.

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    Default Very professional

    Nice pics, professional to say the least....and you seem to know the nicer, some what less mentioned places. Jarabacoa, another worthy....
    Ditto on Samana

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    It's a great place to go. Much cooler then the rest of the DR. I think only 1 road in and out. I believe the Gov. just expanded the whole road. It's amazing, when you you go over the finale hill and see this beautiful valley. You can't be in the DR.. It's well worth the trip.

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    It's a great daytrip to go to Constanza. Riding there on motorcycles is awesome. many of our guests say it's the single greates riding day they have ever had.

    Arriving to the vista of Tireo from the mountains is breathtaking.

    BTW, El Presidente has committed to paving two more roads that access Constanza:
    • The road from Jarabacoa; there is a huge contingent from Oderbrecht in Jarabacoa now and construction is in full swing
    • The road connecting San Jose de Ocoa. If/when this one is completed, access to the SW will a gorgeous drive and a huge time saver. Also: no need to use the southern autopista. I've heard grumblings Oderbrecht will stay in Constanza to start work when the current mountain road project is complete.


    Nice review!

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    Edited by Robert.

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    Thanks.
    Last edited by Robert; 12-27-2010 at 07:40 PM.

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