Located in El Seibo, Miches is north of the Cordillera Oriental and southeast of Samaná Bay. Surrounded by hills dotted with palm trees and other types of trees, the coastal town drew its first inhabitants for its abundant fishing. As the surrounding land was fertile, small agricultural plantations began to emerge, increasing the population.

In addition to its beautiful and popular coasts, with its tropical beaches of fine sand and palm trees, the city is a place to visit for its clean streets and typical houses where you can experience this village’s daily life.

The place offers a multitude of natural landscapes where you can walk in the mountain and beach areas. Its popular festivals are also exciting, such as Carnival or Easter, which fill the city with hundreds of neighbors and visitors to enjoy the various street parades and carnival competitions. Besides, in February, the different schools in the city participate in a caravan on National Independence Day.

Miches is a great place to mingle with its locals and soak up Dominican culture without the influence of more centralized tourism on the region’s eastern coast.

You will easily spot the endangered Ridgway’s Hawk, West Indian Picoulet, Hispaniola Woodpecker, Hispaniola Emerald, as well as pelicans, frigates, herons, and many other majestic birds flying A few kilometers away, about 17 km, you can visit the Scientific Reserve of the Redonda and Limón Lagoons, where you can see many species of birds and animals.

With  ​​over 1,600 km², Los Haitises National Park is one of the jewels of Dominican national parks. Los Haitises – which means “hilly land” in Taíno – attracts many visitors who come here by boat to see its magnificent series of 30-meter-tall rock formations protruding from the water. The park also offers immense mangroves along with its cay-strewn bay housing bird colonies, as well as caves containing one of the largest numbers of petroglyphs and pictographs in the country.overhead. ‘immense landscape of the park.

Los Haitises is also home to one of the few remaining rainforests in the Dominican Republic, used as a filming location for the feature film Jurassic Park. Explore the park by boat from Samaná, take a walk through its rainforest to see the flora up close, or kayak along its lush mangrove swamp.

On the HIGUEY road, the lush Dominican countryside can be seen as on a safari, passing roadside butchers and sugar cane plantations. Along the way, visit the country’s premier pilgrimage site, the Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, and feel the Dominican Republic’s deep spiritual roots.



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