Known for their warm and hospitable community, the Dominican Republic is a destination bursting with superlatives, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history, and rich culture. Wild and verdant, with coves, waterfalls, and awe-inspiring views, there’s no shortage of things to explore, here.
Prepare to take your Dom Rep adventure to the next level with our Top 5 Excursions that you need to get your paws on.
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“The Dominican Republic is a destination bursting with superlatives, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history, and rich culture.”
1. Go whale-watching in Samaná
A spectacle not to be missed.The whale-dotted seas are a natural treasure. From December right through to the end of March, more than 50,000 people come to watch these gentle giants as they use the bath-warm waters as a king-sized nursery. Cute, right?
2. Explore Santo Domingo
Visit the Colonial City, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Pass through the cobblestone lanes with iron street lamps leading the way to small museums, shops, restaurants, and bars that are tucked away on every street. Marvel at the lushness of the Botanical gardens, and luxuriate in those seascapes.
3. Cruise to Isla Saona
In search of the perfect place to string up that hammock? Sit back and relax, this is paradise. From coastal lagoons and unspoiled beaches to the island’s very own turtle sanctuary, there really is something for every desire.
4. Catapult into Hoyo Azul
Take a rejuvenating dip, or dive in Hoyo Azul, a nautral limestone cenote, for a real adrenaline rush. A rugged trail weaves through towering forests of indigenous trees and rare plants, ending at this 37-meter deep crystal-clear turquoise escape. Who’s in?
5. Seek Elusive Vistas with Jeep Safari
Buckle up for a big adventure. Spread your wings and discover the kingdom of flora and fauna. Tour hard-to-access areas on board a 4×4. Taste Dominican coffee, visit the El Valle waterfall, listen to the locals’ secrets, and watch hand-rolled cherry cigars made.
Go forth and chase your instinct for adventure, Holidaymaker.
Count Yourself In
What are your favourite things to explore while your holidaymaking? We’re truly curious. If you could get up to absolutely anything, what would it be? Let us know in the comments below.