El Cibao, as the Northern Region of the Dominican Republic is known, possesses a varied geography which is characterized by broad and fertile valleys ready for agricultural, livestock and industrial production. It is crossed by the Central mountain range, where you can discover a string of villages like Jarabacoa and Constanza which are known for their cool climate and great vocation for tourist adventure activities, their fertile land and working men.
The Northeast part of El Cibao, borders with the Republic of Haiti and has dry climate, suitable for growing bananas (in the case of organic banana it is good to note that the Dominican Republic is the world’s leading exporter), aloe vera (tenth exporter worldwide) a variety of grains, avocados and other fruits.
Southern Cibao is characterized by the fertility of its soil. There extensive plantations of fruits like oranges, lemon, banana; as well as rice, mixed vegetables, flowers and more are located.
It is also in this province where the main cities of El Cibao, La Vega and Santiago de los Caballeros are located. These are dynamic points of trade and investment, with several sites designed to accommodate industries under the heading of Export Free Zones. The most important guide their production area toward textile, footwear, technology and health products.
One of the sectors that standout in this region is the production of tobacco; which makes Dominican Republic the world’s leading exporter of handmade Premium Cigars.
In the Northern Cibao region, we have Puerto Plata, the Bride of the Atlantic which is the most important city. This is a tourist port with great cultural, natural attractions and infrastructure to ensure the delight of visitors. For example, it has the largest cruise terminal in the country, Amber Cove, a cable car, a modern road infrastructure; and additional prime attractions as Ocean Word and the entire hotel infrastructure along the “Amber Coast” where you also find the towns of Sosua and Cabarete, which are must tour stops.
Northeastern Cibao also has its many charms, as well as growing cities and hardworking people. San Francisco de Macoris is a fertile land where rice, vegetables and especially cocoa productions are unmatched. The coastal area in this part of the country has developed rapidly thanks to modern paths and opening of the Samana International Airport, El Catey, which has positively stimulated tourists coming from North America and Europe.