The Pico Duarte, with 3.087 meters above sea level, is the highest mountain in the Caribbean. A real challenge for any adventurer who enjoys and loves to be close to nature. It is located the center of the Dominican Republic in the “Cordillera Central” between national parks Armando Bermudez and Jose del Carmen Ramirez, and has become a popular tourist and local attraction. But their requirements are high, you need a fit body and very high endurance to complete this adventure walking. Anyway, there is always an alternative, and this is going on the mules that the guides provide us. This is definitely an unforgettable adventure, from the cold nights by the campfire and nature in the surroundings where it passes from a dense tropical forest to a large pine forest full of ferns, to the summit of the mountain, being on the “El Techo del Caribe” being in a place of serenity. The most magical part of this are the most uncomfortable moments, because remembering the moments of the trip make us want to to return. The Pico Duarte is one of the places where you learn to stay with the little and thus not needing much. This is the Pico Duarte.
It is said that the peak was the first time conquered by Sir Robert H. Schomburgk and, had his first name Mount Tina and also the height was estimated for the first time, 3.140 meters above the sea level. Another man contradicted Robert Schomburgk stating that the mountain of the Rusilla was higher than Mount Tina, this man was the father Miguel Fuentes. Finally, for the more accurate height estimates, in 2003 Kelvin Orvis with his gps declared that the height of the Pico Duarte was of 3,098 meters above sea level with an margin of error of four meters, this same way, the Pelona was measured with 3.094 meters above sea level but the Dominican government still declares that the Pico Duarte is 3,087 meters high.