San Jose de las Matas - Dominican Republic
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San Jose de las Matas (Sajoma) - Dominican Republic
San Jose de las
Matas is a city of Dominican Republic
in the province of Santiago,
is located on the northern slope of the Cordillera Central, in the
southern part of the province. The greatest wealth of San Jose de
las Matas are its forests, which are born the major rivers of Cibao:
Yaque del Norte, Bao, Amina, Jagua, among others, and the hydroelectric
dam of Moncion.
In the territory is one of the largest national parks, the Park J. Armando Bermúdez, protected area since 1951, covering half the area of the municipality.
Forest area allows the development of the timber industry. Agriculture focuses on the cultivation of coffee. Livestock production and cottage furniture are other important economic activities of the municipality. The location of San José de las Matas, in the Sierra, makes it a strategic location to serve the rural communities that surround it.
San José de las Matas (Sajoma) has great potential for ecotourism in Dominican Republic, as most valleys of the Dominican Republic, but it still lacks a major tourism development.
What to visit near San Jose de las Matas
The highest peak in the Caribbean.
Rio Bao, Inoa et Amina offer the opportunity to practice various activities.
El Salto Anacaona is a beautiful waterfall located between the mountains, it comes from the river Yerba Buena and goes down to the river Inoa.
Salto del Gallo
Waterfall for nature lovers and mountain tourism
La Ventana Water Park
La Ventana Water Park is
a recreational and entertainment area in the waters of the Amina
River. Entry RD $ 50 Parking RD $ 100.
The hotel Rio Lindo offers accommodation inside the park.
Arroyo Hondo Theme Park
Park that presents the history and culture of the community of Arroyo Hondo to current and future generations and visitors through an educational, recreational, artistic and gastronomic offer.
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