Monte Plata is a municipality of Monte Plata province and also serves as the capital of the province. Having the same name as the province, Monte Plata city shares the same rich Dominican culture and the same graciousness of natives Dominicans.
Monte Plate is a large prairie having several savannas that are economically important to the province. Cattle raising is an important industry as well as farming and milk processing.
The city offers great escape from the metropolitan life of its nearby city Sto. Domingo. After non- stop shopping and bar and restaurant hopping in Sto. Domingo, you can head to Monte Plata and find solace for your tired body and soul in its natural beauty and calm surroundings. Most of hotels in Monte Plata offer great views of the savanna and the hills surrounding the whole province of Monte Plata. There are cottages with ranch setting offering accommodation the rancho style plus dining experience with Dominican meat dishes.
The best time to come here is during the celebration of Corre Caballos. The main event in this festival is the running of horses where people cheers for the winners. Another celebration is the city's fiesta patronal where the feast of the city's patron saint is celebrated. The usual parades, street dancing, flowing foods and drinks and Night procession of the San Antonio Statue constitute the celebration. Many cheap flights to Mante Plata are sold in time for the town's fiesta patrona and Corre Caballos.
In absence of beaches, Monte Plata has rivers and a small waterfall that are great for basic swimming.
The motoconchos are the common public transportation and are widely used in getting in and around the town. Most of these motoconchos are driven by young boys (college age) who had stopped schooling as the city does not have any university. Those who can afford to go to college study in Sto. Domingo which is the nearest city.
If you want rural setting for your next Dominican Republic Holiday to explore the country’s folks and culture , avail cheap flights to Monte Plata and enjoy the full worth of your money and time.