Montaña Redonda – a newly discovered hot-spot with the most stunning view that everybody is talking about!
The East of Dominican Republic is known for its beautiful endless and white beaches, the luxurious and all inclusive hotels in Punta Cana and the cheer endless list of excursions in Punta Cana, Cap Cana or Bayahibe.
It is great to relax with the soothing sound of the ocean and soak up some extra sun before winter starts back home, see the colorful and fascinating world under water while snorkeling or scuba diving. For some, being active during vacation, means to swim a round in the pool, take a dance class with the hotel staff or join he animation team for some fun looking aerobics on the beach.
Others want to see the outside of the resorts and discover what is behind the walls of the perfect kept tropical gardens of their hotel.
There are many excursions in Punta Cana you can join for some more activities. You can find thrilling Buggy rides or historical tours to Santo Domingo, Hot balloon flights, or cattle drives with horses.
Outback Adventures offers fantastic cultural sight seeing tour where you learn about our rich and interesting heritage and history while exploring the countryside of Punta Cana, meet locals and try exotic fruits and organic coffee. True nature lover and adventurer have one of our tours definitely on their lists of things to do.
There is so much more to discover outside the tourism center and we show you that it is easy to find your plan your next adventure.
Montaña Redonda – popular hot spot with the most stunning 360 view in the area.
I live now here 12 years and I enjoy to spend my weekends outside. I love to venture out and explore new things and plan family adventures in Punta Cana and across our beautiful island.
I did the trip to this beautiful mountain the first time a couple of years ago and back than it has not been quiet so popular, like it is now. It has been known only by locals and was hard to get to, since roads where in bad shape and it just took forever to get there. That has changed a bit.
2 years ago the new highway to Miches has been finished and it takes with a car now 45 minutes from Punta Cana. It is so easy to find, since you just go straight, passing Macao Beach and Uvero Alto.
Once you see on your right side the sign for the parking lot, turn and look for a nice shady spot to leave your car. The parking fee is $ 100.00 Peso (around US $ 3.00). Local driver with trucks that fit up to 30 passengers and owners of pickups with benches on the back and 4×4 drive will approach you and offer you there services, to bring you to the top and back.
You wanna go with one of them, trust me! The road is narrow and even if you have experience driving in this terrain, it is just too risky to try it on your own. Those locals do this every day, they are in contact by radio and manage the up and down driving traffic quiet well.
The prices for transport vary and it comes down to, how good you are negotiating.
We meet a few more visitors and decided to join their group. We ended up paying for 8 adults plus little Alex $ 800.00 Peso (US $ 3.00 per adults) for transport and each US $ 3.00 entrance fee to the mountain. Total cost each US $ 6.00 per person.
We took the big truck on the way up and yes you have to buckle up! This is not a smooth ride at all and gets quiet bumpy at times and you get shacked around a lot. If you haven’t died from one of many heart attacks along the way when the road really gets narrow and the driver just shifts into a lower gear to make it somehow up the mountain, you will be rewarded with an amazing view of the ocean and lagoons on one side and peaks that seem to touch the clouds on the other side.
Nature lover will definitely enjoy the luscious green of surroundings that stand in great contrast with the turquoise blue water of the ocean. On clear days you can see until Samana de la Mar and far away the silhouettes of the mountains in Samana. Breathtaking!
Well you can do as I did. Rent a car and drive there on your own. It is really easy!
You can find rental car companies in Punta Cana easily and the price start US $ 50.00-100.00 / vehicle per day
Or ask your tour operator or representative in the hotels to book a tour for you. There are several tour operator offering a full day tour starting at around US $ 150.00 including, horseback riding on the beach, lunch at a really nice restaurant on Playa Esmeralda in Miches, transportation, drinks and a guide.
5 Reasons why you should visit Montaña Redonda before everybody else does?
You get to see the countryside and can soak in the wonderful views of mountains and villages along the road, meet locals and see how they live away from the touristy area
Go on a unique adventure, not that many tourists get to do when coming to the Dominican Republic.
Visit a place that is not yet over run by thousands yet – Try to come on week days when it is quieter, since locals love to come here to on weekends.
Take home unforgettable memories from new places and cross of your bucket list – “swing over a mountain edge and not pass out”
Come here knowing that you help local economy to develop outside Punta Cana, since many small businesses have evolved since this place became more popular and allow local families to make a better living for them selves.
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