Palo Alto, Barahona, Dominican Republic
Palo Alto is a district of the municipality of Jaquimeyes, in the province of Barahona, Dominican Republic. It is located in the Sierra Martín García mountains, about 10 kilometers from the city of Barahona. The population of Palo Alto is about 1,200 people.
Palo Alto is a popular destination for hiking and camping. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, wild boars, and birds. There are several hiking trails in the area, leading to waterfalls, lakes, and mountaintops.
Some of the things to do in Palo Alto include:
- Go hiking in the Sierra Martín García mountains: The mountains are home to a variety of hiking trails, leading to waterfalls, lakes, and mountaintops.
- Go camping in the mountains: The mountains are a popular destination for camping, with several campsites available.
- Visit the local waterfalls: The mountains are home to several waterfalls, including the Salto de Limón and the Salto de la Furnia.
- Go bird watching: The mountains are home to a variety of birds, including parrots, hawks, and eagles.
The best time to visit Palo Alto is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. The weather is warm and sunny during this time, with average temperatures in the high 20s Celsius.
The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso (DOP). The exchange rate is currently about DOP 58 to USD 1.
The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish.