Is best known to the Dominicans as “Cibao”, the name comes from the Taino’s language, and it refers to the always green valley, surrounded by mountains, in the center of the island, and home to an array of important cities such as Santiago, the second in size and importance of the country, La Vega, Moca, San Francisco de Macoris, Jarabacoa and Constanza.

This region is highly productive and is perfect to grow almost all kinds of products, but especially rice, beans, coffee, tomatoes, avocados, banana, yucca, grains and vegetables for the daily diet of the  Dominicans and, of course, the best tobacco of the world.

Santiago, even though its origin dates from the year 1495 when Christopher Columbus built a fortress by the river Yaque del Norte, its name and the foundation of the city was in 1504 by Nicolás de Ovando and the 30 gentlemen of the Spanish Order of Santiago, who came from the settlement La Isabela, in Puerto Plata.

Jarabacoa and Constanza are two cities located are two cities located in the Central Mountain Range living in a mostly virgin forest  full of pine trees with a cool temperature year-round, No wonder the slogans for both is, "it is always spring in Jarabacoa" and "the Switzerland of the Caribbean ".
 
The fame of La Vega transcend our frontiers thanks to the colorful costumes, the enthusiasm and the hospitality of its people, during the celebration of the “Carnaval Vegano”.  The mos important of all in the country.