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La Vega

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La Vega

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La Vega is in Cibao Region. La Vega, or Concepción de La Vega is the third largest city and municipality of the Dominican Republic. It is located at a province that shares the same name.This city is known as the heart of the Dominican Republic for its geographical position and its large agricultural production methods throughout the province with the same name "Provincia de La Vega".

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Christopher Columbus built a small fort near present-day La Vega, in 1494. It was intended to guard the route to the interior gold deposits of the Cibao valley. A Spanish settlement known as Concepción de la Vega gradually grew up around the fort, and after 1508, when gold was found in quantity there, Concepción became the first gold boomtown in the continent. By 1510 it was one of the largest and most important European cities in the hemisphere. The town was destroyed and buried by an earthquake on December 2, 1562, and the survivors relocated to the present site on the banks of the Camú River. The site of the ruined town remained largely in farmland until a small portion of the original city was purchased by the Dominican government in the mid-1970s and renamed as National Park of Concepción de La Vega.

Get in[edit]

By airport: The nearest Airport to the city of La Vega is Aeropuerto internacional del Cibao which located approximately 29KM from the city center.

By Bus: Caribe Tours and Expreso Vegano are reputable Bus lines that come from Santo Domingo & Santiago but only Caribe Tours has buses coming from Puerto Plata.

By minivans: There multiple minivans or "guaguas de concho" as they are locally known, that arrive hourly to neighboring cities such as Bonao,Santiago,Moca,Salcedo and Jarabacoa.

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  • Catedral de la Immaculada Concepcion
  • Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes
  • Ruinas de la Vega Vieja

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Get out[edit]

By Bus: Caribe Tours and Expreso Vegano are reputable Bus lines that go to Santo Domingo & Santiago but only Caribe Tours has buses going to Puerto Plata.

By minivans: There multiple minivans or "guaguas de concho" as they are locally known, that leave hourly to neighboring cities such as Bonao,Santiago,Moca,Salcedo and Jarabacoa.