View from Montaña Redonda
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Find Montaña Redonda
Panoramic, photogenic views make this mountaintop a great little daytrip - grab a prop and snap a photo of you flying through the air on a giant swing.
What to expect
Once you arrive at the foot of Montaña Redonda, you’ll have to jump in a shuttle truck that will take you to the top for RD $ 100 (about US $ 1.70). Once you get to the summit, you can enjoy the panoramic views from one of the many swings and lookouts. If you’re not quite brave enough to swing out over the edge, you can stay closer to the ground in one of the hammocks or seats, instead.
Montaña Redonda’s main drawcard is the very photogenic view - grab a prop and snap a photo of you flying through the air on a witch’s broom or a giant swing. The guides who manage the attraction will help you out with the shot and charge you around US $ 75 for your photos. With most attractions in the Dominican Republic costing less than US $ 10, this fee is definitely steep - but so is the mountain!
At lunchtime, you can grab a bite at a small eatery on site that serves traditional Dominican dishes for around RD $ 300 (about US $ 5.15).
After you’ve had enough of the 360 degree view, take the shuttle truck back down the mountain.
Don’t miss this hidden gem on the way...
Miches has beautiful, unspoiled beaches almost completely unknown to tourists, and our top pick is Costa Esmeralda Beach - a genuinely intact natural paradise with no bars, umbrellas or vendors of any kind.
To get to Costa Esmeralda Beach, instead of heading take the exit on the left when leaving Montaña Redonda. Before you leave Montaña Redonda, ask your guides to point you in the right direction. The road is not always in good condition, so take a sturdy car or 4WD.
Montaña Redonda is a forty-minute drive southeast of the coastal town of Miches. If you’re coming from further away, you can expect a drive of 1.5 - 2.5 hours from major destinations like Punta Cana, La Romana and San Pedro de Macoris, and a 3.5 hour drive direct from the capital, Santo Domingo.
The most common way to get here is to drive a hired car, but you can also jump on a tour with Georges Tour or Dominican Tours.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen! The sun can be harsh on the summit.
Written by Aura De Los Santos.
Published July 2020
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