The forum member said: “Go to the Moche’s hamburger place between Pancho Motores and the pizza place.” Yes, El Carrito de Moche has free WIFI as does Pizza Pepperoni beside it. If one is not working, the other ‘might’.
I have just opened my own internet cafe here in Jarabacoa. We have modern computers with solid power and high speed internet / wifi service available.
An other option I found to be reliable is the Mi Tio Cafe down the hill from Pizza Pepperoni. I often passed by on my motorbike or truck to use the Internet on my iPhone for a few minutes after hours.
Another ‘on the hill’ location for free wifi internet is “La Sandwicheria” near the school, past pizza Pepperoni a bit further around the corner. Their ‘European style’ sandwiches are tasty too. (no longer in business)
You may find it difficult to obtain the wireless encryption key (el clave) and employees may just tell you any password just to please you or they may not understand what a wireless password is. It might be best to ask for the boss (el jefe), in this case, as he/she is more likely to know.
I find that the wireless routers may need to be ‘reset’ (power on/off) when you get to some of the wifi hotspots because the many power outages and fluctuations often cause their routers to freeze up.
Keep in mind that if the power goes out (se fue la luc) in the city some or most (or ‘all’ on the worst luck days) of these wifi hotspots might not have a wifi signal to broadcast because either they do not have a UPS, inverter nor generator to keep it running or power it back up again.
Using Skype to make voice phone calls on the public wireless hotspots in Jarabacoa is possible but can be a pretty harry at times and will need some patience and repetition of your conversation!
I managed to find useable internet wifi locations to stay in touch with my home town in North America as well email business clients each day of my recent trip.
Good luck in your wifi finding and using endeavors! And remember: “Si, se puede!”