Most people associate a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic with white-sand beaches and pina coladas at a poolside bar. But head several hours west of Punta Cana into the heart of the island and you’ll discover a lush, mountainous paradise that is a world away from the beaches along the coasts.
The mountain village of Jarabacoa is a popular getaway for those looking to escape the summer heat, offering mild temperatures, verdant scenery and adventure at every turn. Explore the area’s stunning waterfalls or hike to the top of Pico Duarte, the tallest point in the Caribbean.
If you visit Jarabacoa, leave your fear of heights at home — paragliding from 4,000 feet above ground is the best way to enjoy some of the best views of the region’s rolling farmland and mountains. Local outfitters like Flying Tony pair visitors with professional paragliders, or if you want to take flight with just you and your partner, sign up for Flying Tony’s Paragliding School to learn the ins and outs of this extreme sport.