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Montaña Redonda or the sky swing: general facts

Montaña Redonda in the Dominican Republic, or as this place is called, the heavenly swing, is an example of how an ordinary mediocre attraction was made into a candy. Now it is one of the most popular attractions in the Dominican Republic.

Let's start with the fact that it's not a mountain. Redonda is just a hill just over 300m above sea level. The surrounding landscape, so successfully blended into the overall picture that it creates optical deception and seems that the height is huge. Important to know:

  • Places of this level with such views in the Dominican Republic are just a huge number. Especially in the central and northern part of the country. There are at least a hundred observation platforms with views.
  • It's private property. And it's been owned for years by a Dominican family. They're the ones who made it into a landmark.
  • It takes less than an hour to get here if you live in Bavaro or Punta Cana. From the other resorts here to go here is not advisable from the word at all. Since the road can be and 4-5 hours one way.

And for tourists from Bavaro and Punta Cana, there are not many attractions in this area: Montaña Redonda, Saona Islands, Altos de Chavon. Therefore, they travel here with great pleasure.

Reasons why Montaña Redonda tours are popular

Montaña Redonda is located in the province of El Seibo neat Miches city, a 50-minute drive from Punta Cana! It is about 300 meters high. To climb the hill, you will get into a four-wheel drive truck, and yes, you need to wear a seatbelt!

After all, climbing up the mountain is not a gentle journey, but once you get to the top, you will be rewarded with incredible views of the ocean on one side and mountains that seem to touch the clouds on the other. Nature lovers will definitely enjoy the lush greenery. On clear days you can even see the Samana Peninsula.

At the top you can relax and unwind; there are hammocks and benches and “flying swings”, but of course, you can enjoy these amazing views from all sides of the mountain. You will take uniquely beautiful photos to make the most vivid memories home, jumping on a broomstick or just you, the sky, and the “flying swings”!

Montaña Redonda excursions available

Thousands of tourists gladly brag about photos on the heavenly or, as they are also called – sky swings. Vacationers tell about their “flights” on a broomstick and describe the vivid colors of the scenery that opens up from the top of the mountain.

At the same time, Redonda was opened for mass tourists only a few years ago. And for a short period of time it managed to become one of the visiting cards of the Dominican Republic. There are a lot of different tours to Montaña Redonda.

1. A trip to Montaña Redonda with children

Children are particularly excited about the sky swings on the mountain. There are 5 of them on the mountain, as well as a balance swing, hammocks, a viewing platform, sun beds and a covered gazebo where you can spend time with your whole family.

For very young tourists, the road on the elevator is not recommended, but with children from 3 years old, you can safely go on the road. Moreover, the road from the hotel zone of Bavaro, Punta Cana to Mount Redonda takes only 40-50 minutes.

2. Combo tour with ATV and horseback riding

Explore the best of Punta Cana with a thrilling ATV adventure to Montaña Redonda and a scenic horseback ride to El Limón Beach. Zoom through off-road trails on ATVs to reach the elevated Montaña Redonda viewpoint for breathtaking panoramas. Then, embark on a horseback ride through lush landscapes to relax at the picturesque El Limón Beach.

Guided by professionals, this combined tour offers a dynamic experience with transportation, ensuring you discover the beauty of both Montaña Redonda and El Limón Beach in one unforgettable journey. Check our tour for the latest information and availability.

3. Redonda Mountain & Macao beach

Embark on an adventure exploring the natural wonders of the Dominican Republic with the Redonda Mountain & Macao Beach tour. Scale the heights of Redonda Mountain for stunning panoramic views, capturing the essence of the region's beauty. Then, descend to the pristine shores of Macao Beach to relax and enjoy the sun, surf, and soft sands.

This guided tour combines the thrill of mountain exploration with the tranquility of a Caribbean beach, offering an unforgettable experience. Confirm details and book directly with this fantastic 2-in-1 Montaña Redonda excursion us for an immersive journey into the heart of Punta Cana's landscape.

As a conclusion

A visit to the unique Montaña Redonda in the Dominican Republic, which offers a panoramic view of the Lemon Lagoon and Lake Redonda, the Eastern Cordilleras, the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf and Samana Peninsula, and the verdant Meches Valley, is definitely worth it!

Your day will be overflowing with impressions and positive emotions! This is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the real Dominican Republic and see a lot of interesting, beautiful and exciting!

Frequently asked questions about
Montaña Redonda excursions

1. Is Montana Redonda free?

Montana Redonda is a scenic viewpoint located in the Dominican Republic. In case you opt-in for an organized excursion, all fees shall be included in your tour. If you visit Montaña Redonda on your own, expect to pay around $5 US dollars.

2. Are there mountains in Punta Cana?

The landscape in and around Punta Cana is generally flat and coastal, with palm trees and sandy beaches dominating the scenery. If you are interested in exploring mountainous areas in the Dominican Republic, you may need to travel to other regions of the country.

The Dominican Republic does have mountainous areas, with the Cordillera Central (known as Dominican Alps) being the largest mountain range in the country. Here you can see real coniferous forests and the famous cascade of 27 waterfalls, go rafting on a wild river and warm up with rum by the fireplace in a mountain hut.

3. How do I get to Montana Redonda?

Let’s consider the option of getting to Montana Redonda from Bavaro. If you live further away, for example Boca Chica, and want to come there, then only by car. On public transportation, there is nothing direct, you will get here with two transfers half a day. From Bavaro to Mount Redonda can be reached by:

  • Taxi. Round trip will cost about 50-70$. Read more about Dominican cabs here.
  • By scooter. 45 km one way is certainly a lot. This option is not great, but still.
  • Public transportation. Public transportation in the Dominican Republic is not so good.
  • Tour. It’s about $80-$300. The operator picks you up from your hotel, brings you to the mountain, puts you in a jeep, and takes you to the top. Some tours include lunch. The whole excursion takes about 4-5 hours.
  • Rental You don’t depend on anyone. If you arrive early in the morning, there will be no people at all and no queue for swinging. Great options of cars for a rent are available for you.

Tip: If you do not have a car, your hotel in the area of Bavaro and Punta Cana, you 1-2 people is more profitable to buy an excursion than to take a cab. Here you can find all activities and excursions from Punta Cana, there are also routes to Redonda.

4. Where is Montana Redonda located?

Montana Redonda is not located directly in Punta Cana but is situated in the broader region. Montana Redonda is located in the municipality of Miches, which is in the province of El Seibo.

5. What is the biggest mountain range in the Dominican Republic?

The Cordillera Central is the largest and most significant mountain range in the Dominican Republic. This mountain range runs through the central part of the country and is characterized by rugged terrain and high peaks.

Pico Duarte, the highest point in the Dominican Republic and the entire Caribbean, is part of the Cordillera Central. Pico Duarte stands at an elevation of approximately 3,098 meters (10,164 feet) above sea level. The Cordillera Central is known for its diverse ecosystems, including pine forests and alpine vegetation, making it a destination for hiking and exploration.

6. What are the four mountain ranges in the Dominican Republic?

The Dominican Republic is home to several mountain ranges. The main four are:

  • Cordillera Central. This is the country’s largest and most significant mountain range, running through the central part. It includes Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.
  • Cordillera Septentrional. Located in the northern part of the country, this mountain range runs parallel to the northern coastline. It is not as extensive as the Cordillera Central but still contributes to the country’s varied topography.
  • Sierra de Neiba. Found in the southwestern part of the country, the Sierra de Neiba is a mountain range known for its diverse landscapes, including forests and valleys.
  • Sierra de Bahoruco. Situated in the southwestern part of the Dominican Republic, this mountain range extends to the border with Haiti. It is known for its biodiversity and includes the Bahoruco National Park.

These mountain ranges contribute to the country’s scenic beauty and provide opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and exploration.

7. Can you go hiking in Punta Cana?

For hiking experiences, you may consider heading to regions like Jarabacoa, which is known for its lush landscapes and proximity to the Cordillera Central. The Cordillera Central offers numerous hiking trails, including the ascent to Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Caribbean.

Suppose you are in Punta Cana. In that case, you may find options for nature walks, eco-tours, or guided excursions that explore the local flora and fauna, but these might not be the challenging mountain hikes you would find in areas with more rugged terrain.

Before planning any activities, we advise you to check our excursions to get the most accurate and up-to-date information on available hiking opportunities in the specific region you are visiting.

8. Is hiking safe in the Dominican Republic?

Hiking in the Dominican Republic can be safe, but as with any outdoor activity, it’s important to take certain precautions and be aware of potential risks. Here are some general tips to ensure a safer hiking experience:

  • Stick to well-established hiking trails, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. Trails within national parks or protected areas are often well-marked and maintained.
  • If you’re unfamiliar with the terrain, consider hiring a local guide. A guide can provide valuable insights, ensure you stay on the right path, and enhance your overall experience.
  • Let someone know your hiking plans, including the trail you’ll take, the expected duration, and when you plan to return. This way, someone is aware of your whereabouts in an emergency.
  • Be aware of the weather forecast before starting your hike. Sudden weather changes can impact trail conditions and safety, especially in mountainous areas.
  • Carry enough water, snacks, and basic supplies for your hike. In some areas, you may not have access to amenities, so it’s crucial to be self-sufficient.
  • Wear sturdy, comfortable footwear suitable for the terrain. Dress in layers, considering both the weather and the type of trail you’ll be on.
  • Familiarize yourself with the local flora and fauna, and know how to respond to encounters with wildlife. Keep a safe distance and avoid feeding animals.
  • Leave no trace by following the principles of responsible hiking. Pack out all your trash and avoid disturbing plants and wildlife.
  • Carry important emergency contact information, including local emergency numbers and the contact information of your embassy or consulate.

Stay informed about the specific conditions and recommendations for the area you plan to hike in. Local tourism offices, guides, and online resources can provide valuable information. Always exercise caution and prioritize safety during your hiking adventures.

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