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General description: Isabel de Torres Scientific Reserve

Reserva Cientifica Isabel de Torres is a scietific reserve and an protected area of land located in Dominican Republic, near the Puerto Plata. This area was declared scientifc reserve on 11 August 1983.

The geological composition of the summit is of reef limestone and marl, which are located below the regular limestone. Of the 15 streams and rivers that have their beginning in the promontory, almost all are below the surface. The annual average temperature is 25 degrees centigrade in the coastal plain and 17 degrees centigrade at the top with cool breezes and frequent cloud coverage during the winter. The annual average rainfall is 1,800 millimeters. The vegetation corresponds to the subtropical low montane rain forest.

There is an artificial park at the top of the reserve with species characteristic of the summit, such as Manacia (Prestoea montana), Aguacatillo, Abey (Pithecellobium arboreum), Conmitiilo (Chrysophyllum argenteum); on the lower slopes: Cigua Blanra (Nectandra coriacea), Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), Copey (Clusia rosea), Ruble (Catalpa longissima) and Mara (Calophyllum calaba). South of the city of Puerto Plata and 800 meters above sea level, there is a hill known by name of Isabel de Torres that belongs to the complex.

It was declared natural monument in 2009 and is an almost obligatory visit for tourists visiting the Bride of the Atlantic, about 215 kilometers north of Santo Domingo stop. This natural curiosity is to be discovered for the first time upon a cable car ride; one boards the small cubicle which then transports about 12 people for the longest 10 minutes of their lives.


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