San José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic

Visit the lovely village of San José de Ocoa in Dominican Republic and go to its splendid Libertad Park

San José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic
San José de Ocoa
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San José de Ocoa Village is the capital city of the province of the same. It is located on the banks of Ocoa River at an altitude of 475 metres. Its perfect location makes the village particularly charming, as the the beauty of its mountainous and river landscapes are unique.

Tourismo in San José de Ocoa
Tourismo in San José de Ocoa
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Juan Pablo Duarte, San José de Ocoa
Juan Pablo Duarte, San José de Ocoa
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San José de Ocoa is a warm village that stands out for the kindness and hospitality of its people, who mainly work as farmers.

Do not miss the chance to discover some of the most emblematic places of the village during your trip. One of them is a nice and picturesque museum called Casa de los Recuerdos del padre Luis Quinn. There you can find out about the life and work of this great man, who gave his entire life for the village. The Church of la Alta Gracia is another attractive place to visit, it is a magnificent building dedicated to Catholicism. But, certainly one of the most remarkable places in San José de Ocoa Village is the Libertad Park, which is considered to be one of the most admired and beautiful parks of all the country. Due to its gardens with a variety of plants, its peaceful paths, and the pleasing central roundabout this place is perfect to relax.

There are other ways of entertainment in San José de Ocoa village and the surrounding areas, for example El Tesoro de Guayacán Route. This is an eco-touristic route, which goes through Los Martínez Community. Los Martínez is a small village that outstands for its human values and warmth. Doing this route you can admire the astonishing and wonderful landscapes formed by the mountain range and the rivers meandering through them. You can also do the Café Samir Route and visit the coffee plantation while learning how this precious product is produced.

Finally, your holidays will not be complete if you do not enjoy one of the most attractive aspects of the Dominican Republic: its traditional gastronomy. San José de Ocoa is the ideal place to taste the savours of Dominican traditional cuisine. There are several restaurants in the village where you can savour some of the typical dishes of the province such as chivo ocoeño (traditional cooked lamb) and a delicious dulce de papa (potatoes with milk and vanilla).

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