This mountain-top national park can be reached by cable car or on foot, and offers a massive statue of Christ (a la Rio De Janiero), spectacular views, and diverse array of flora and fauna.

 
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Expert Review of Isabel de Torres National Park

Parks and Outdoors Review of Isabel de Torres National Park

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking,Gardens,Nature,Scenic Drives
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Go early in the morning for the best views. Clouds begin gathering below the mountaintop by noon.
  • Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), a statue of Jesus with outstretched arms—similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—dominates the summit. Young locals hang out near the statue offering to take photos with your camera. Tip them, if you accept their assistance.
  • Outfitters like Iguana Mama offer guided tours that start at sea level and goes through the dense forest to the peak of the mountain.
Isabel de Torres National Park sits atop 2,640-foot Pico Isabel de Torres, which rises above the countryside just south of Puerto Plata. The most popular way up is by cable car (teleferico), but it's possible to drive along a paved road that twists

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Address:
South of Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata,
Dominican Republic
Parking: 8 a.m. to dusk, Monday through Sunday


Visitor Information


Email: dnp@codetel.net.do
Neighborhood: Puerto Plata
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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