Day Trip to Jarabacoa


We took a day trip to Jarabacoa (Hair-uh-buh-coa) with two other families. This town is about three hours south of Sosua, and is in the mountains. We started the day at 8:00, when we all met, and left around 8:40. We got to Jarabacoa around 11:30. We did not have directions to the place we were going, but stopped at a small gas station and called the number we had. A one-eyed motorconcho driver met us at the gas station and led us to Rancho Jarabacoa, and recreational area owned by the cousin of church members. This Rancho had an area to swim in the river, horses, ping-pong table, pool table, dominoes, and a restaurant. For a set price we were able to eat, be driven to a waterfall, and take a horse ride, as well as use all of the equipment on site. We played a few games of ping-pong, pool, and dominoes as we waited for lunch to be ready. We had a typical Dominican Lunch of salad, rice and beans, and either chicken or pork. After lunch we were driven to the waterfall. We spent close to two hours climbing rocks, swimming in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall, and exploring the river. When we got back to the Rancho, there was a small thunderstorm, unfortunately it did not clear up in time for us to ride the horses. We just played games and drank coffee at the Rancho until it was time to get on the road. We really enjoyed the day. It was nice to see a different part of the island. It was also, very cool, a nice break from the heat of the coast. You should be able to see more pictures of our day here.

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2 Responses

  1. Boone

    The pictures are awesome!

  2. Emily Harris

    Hey John,Melissa,and Kate this is The Harris Family from Grace Church We love and miss you all and hope you are doing great

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