The Caribbean island nation of the Dominican Republic shares half of the island of Hispaniola nearby Puerto Rico. The Dominican Republic or DR as locals call it has a growing reputation for its excellent beaches, mixtures of landscapes that include savanna and rainforest and for having the tallest mountain in the Caribbean. The country’s capital of Santo Domingo is connected to over fifty destinations across the Americas and is a cultural and historical hotspot close by to some of the best resorts in the region. Here are some of the must-see places in the Dominican Republic.
Enjoy the Fun of Punta Cana. Punta Cana lies on the easternmost part of the DR and its focal point is on the right the crossroads of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. With over fifteen miles of beaches and excellent year-round activities, it is a watersports capital particularly popular for surfing, boat cruises, and kite surfing. One of the most famous areas is the La Costa del Coconut, Coconut Coast. Here you can find the most lavish and elite resorts of the Caribbean.
Sail the Northern Coast for a Taste of Something Different. After you’ve soaked up the fun and excitement of the Punta Cana, charter a course north to the Samaná peninsula. Samaná has a much different and more off the beaten path feel. From here, you can scale to the heights of the 150 feet tall El Limon Waterfall while also enjoying the pristine and highly secluded beach, Playa Rincon. Samaná has even more to do is off the waters here are some of the best fishing spots of the DR as well the country’s whale watching capital.
Get a Taste of the Festive Spirit of the DR. Whether you travel North, South, East, or West, you are sure to find excellent beaches, islands and a wide array of exciting boating activities in the Dominican Republic. There’s even more to explore after you’ve had your fun in the sun. There’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying the local-style cuisine which is famous for its freshly caught fish and “la Bandera Dominicana” (“The Dominican Flag”), —a combination of fresh local veggies, meats, and side dishes. It’s the perfect hearty meal after a day of fun in the sun. Afterward, you can enjoy some of the great nightlife including the merengue clubs, the national dance of the country. The Dominican Republic offers a little something special for everyone so head out there and see it for yourself!