Pico Duarte - the highest mountain in the Caribbean

Climb the highest mountain in the Caribbean, a one-of-a-kind adventure for all mountain lovers and hikers. The Dominican Republic is the most mountainous island of the larger Antilles. Four mountain ranges cross the island from the northwest to the southeast.

The “Cordillera Central” is the largest with over 155 miles length and 37 miles width. The Pico Duarte with its 3098 meters (10,127 feet) is the highest peak of this mountain range and of the entire Caribbean. During this mountain tour of several days, you discover a unique natural landscape which presents itself in a fascinating manner, passing through several climate zones. Start hiking through tropical landscapes, then advance into pine trees and denser forest. Walk along crystal clear mountain rivers and eventually reach the rocky summit. A special hike in any case!

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The Pico Duarte, a majestic colossus amidst the Dominican landscape, tells a fascinating tale of discovery and conquest. Named after Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic, this summit is not only the tallest in the Caribbean but also a symbol of the country's resilience and pioneering spirit.

Exploring Pico Duarte is a tribute to the nature and history of the Dominican Republic. As the highlight of the Cordillera Central, this mountain is not just a challenge for climbers but also a place of beauty and wonder. With Dominican Expert, adventurers can embark on a 2- to 3-day expedition to conquer the summit and experience the breathtaking landscape that stretches beneath them.

The adventure begins with a journey through lush rainforests and picturesque mountain trails as one approaches the summit. Spending the night at 2400 meters in tents is truly a unique experience, with the crisp mountain air invigorating the senses and the mesmerizing starry sky shining above. In the early morning hours, as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the peak, the reward for the effort becomes evident: a panoramic view that takes your breath away and creates unforgettable memories.

Thus, Pico Duarte leaves not only a physical mark on the Dominican landscape but also an emotional and spiritual connection to this majestic landmark. It's a journey that strengthens the spirit and fulfills the soul, an experience that will be remembered forever.