The Dominican Republic is known for original amber found in the mountains of the Cordillera Septentrional, just behind Puerto Plata. Some fascinating pieces contain insects, feathers and other creatures trapped in the resin. The rare blue amber is only found here.
The “Cordillera Septentrional” region is the best place for enjoying the beauty of the area only around 40 minutes from Cabarete. Here you will enjoy hiking, climbing, and rappelling into majestic river canyons. . The Yaque del Norte River passes by Santiago which is in between Cordillera Central and Cordillera Septentrional, two of the three major mountain ranges on the island of Hispaniola, forming the Cibao Valley.
The Dominican Republic's most northerly mountain range, Cordillera Septentrional stretches along the Atlantic coast from Monte Cristi near the Haitían border to San Francisco de Macorís.
Hobbies & Activities category: Natural area; Wildlife area, bird sanctuary