Fantino may not be a popular tourist destination in Dominican Republic but La Vega is. The town’s proximity to the third largest city in the country is quite enough to take cheap flights to Fantino for. As they say, you ain’t seen enough of Dominican Republic if you haven’t been to La Vega. So, let’s start the journey right here from Fantino to La Vega.
La Vega is not just huge in terms of land area. It is also big in terms of attractions. There are many things about this city that you cannot easily dismiss.
First, there is the carnival of natural attractions. There are many breathtaking scenes and activities available in La Vega. You can do daredevil stunts paragliding, riding a 4x4, cascading, and rappelling. You may also go hiking, biking, or horseback riding in order to explore the natural beauty this place is born with. La Vega is the perfect opposite to the common sun and sea tourism popular in the Caribbean. This place is richer in agricultural landmarks than with beaches. You go elsewhere for that.
Second, there is the carnival of activities that keep La Vega busy all year round. The city hosts a colorful carnival that draws thousands of tourists every February. Usually, the course of those tourists is to take cheap flights to Fantino and travel 16 miles to La Vega from there. In October, it holds a great carnival of athletes when the Torneo Superior de Baloncesto de La Vega is held. There are many athletes from the city that’s why it is also sometimes known as the “Olympic city”.
Third, there is the city’s old charm, which is best figured with some of the best spots including the Padre Fantino Park and the City Hall.
There are not too many attractions or even hotels in Fantino. That’s why you can only make this tow a side trip to your La Vega excursion. If you are keen on saving costs, however, staying in Fantino is a good idea because La Vega tourist prices can be high, especially come carnival time.