There are plenty of things to do in the Dominican Republic, from relaxing on the exotic dreamy beaches to exploring the many natural attractions that the island has to offer. Whether you’re looking for day trips from the Dominican Republic or looking to explore off-the-beaten-path, we’ve recommended the top natural wonders that will leave you amazed.
Samaná Peninsula is a sophisticated city located in the northeast of Dominican Republic and is well-known for its luscious jungle and incredible spots for whale-watching. You can find many tourists flocking to the peninsula in January through to March to get a view of the incredible humpback whales. This is one of the best places to view the Dominican Republic nature which is why all the hotels in the area are environmentally-friendly to help preserve the natural beauty. Explore the mangroves by your very own kayak, explore the nature parks or go for a horseback ride and explore the Salto El Limon waterfall! This is one of the top things to do in the Dominican Republic to see the real natural beauty of the island.
Particularly popular for surfing and other active adventures, Puerto Plata is one of the main points of interest in the Dominican Republic. You can’t miss visiting the spectacular Cabarete Caves which is a complex system of caves where you can swim and explore! There are waterfalls also dotted around so you can feel extratropical by showering in one. You can also find its fair share of white sand beaches surrounded by tropical forest and stunning resorts.
In the south of this island, you can find some of Dominican Republic’s best nature points in Barahona. There are plenty of things to do in this amazing area including bird watching, hiking and surfing! Did you know the Dominican Republic has the highest point in the Caribbean? Head to Barahona and you can find the lowest point too! There are many exotic species you can discover here too including iguanas, crocodiles, flamingos and much more.
If you’re looking for a quick way to escape the Caribbean heat, head to the mountains and nature of Constanza. Also known as the “Switzerland of the Caribbean”, the municipality is bordered by 4 national parks and the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve which is great for hiking. Enjoy a hike around the science reserve and you can discover over 100 species of birds! We recommend enjoying the family-friendly cycle route which is great for travellers of all ages as well as educating you on the spectacular island.
Known across the world for being a popular spot for scuba divers, Bayahibe is home to many shipwrecks and clear waters! A visit to this Dominican Republic point of interest must include water activities. Cotubanamá Park is the area’s top attraction where you can enjoy bird-watching and discover the tropical nature. There are also a variety of animals to see at this attraction including dolphins!
If you think your holiday to the Dominican Republic will only consist of sunbathing at your resort, you’re wrong! The tropical island has plenty of nature activities for you to discover that will make you feel like you’re in paradise. Visit Holiday Genie’s Google Plus account for more holiday inspiration.