Dangerous road spooks tourists from Jimenoa falls
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.- Local and national authorities have apparently totally abandoned the road from Piedra Blanca township to the Jimenoa falls, one of the region’s leading tourist attractions, endangering and people and hindering traffic.
Quoted by elnuevodiario.com.do, residents call the span from the highway to the waterfalls a “disaster.”
Despite the road’s importance as the link to natural pools in the area, motorists risk plunging into one of the many cliffs and injury from landslides.
The risks apparently force foreign and local mountain tourists to skip visiting that part of Jarabacoa, according to area residents. “Another terror is dealing with the immense darkness for lack of street lighting which frightens locals and visitors at night who prefer not to leave their cabins.”
They add that the potholes on the road and the lack of lighting are two factors which make it difficult for visitors to spend weekends in Jarabacoa, called “The city of eternal spring.”
Oct 17, 2016
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