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Dominican Republic – An Eclectic Mix of Adventure & Relaxation

Catalina Island, Dominican Republic. A woman in traditional outfit in front of  a bungalow on a seashore (full length portrait).

 Vacationing in the Dominican Republic 

Whether you want to relax on the beach, do some shopping or have the adventure of a lifetime, you can do it all with a trip to the Dominican Republic.   This tropical vacation destination is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for adventure travelers, beach lovers and vacationers from around the world. 

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wedding-punta-cana-dominican-republic

From great snorkeling and deep-sea diving to a romantic walk on the beach, the Dominican Republic is perfect for all kinds of travelers.  Honeymooners and couples can enjoy the beautiful sunsets as they stroll along the beach. Adventure travelers can live out their outdoor dreams when they dive beneath the waves or catch the big one on the open ocean. Other travelers can just relax and unwind with a good book as they soak up the tropical sun.   

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

No matter which category you fit into, you can start your Dominican Republic travel adventure in the city of Santa Domingo.  This bustling city is served by many major airlines, so getting here should not be a problem. 

 

  

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Cathedral-of-Santa-Maria-la-menor

Once here, you can visit the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, stroll through the ancient colonial district, relax in the Parque Tres Ojos and enjoy the wonders of the sea at the National Aquarium.   

 

 

Pomier Caves Anthropological Reserve

Pomier Caves Anthropological Reserve

When you are finished exploring the wonders of Santa Domingo, you can move on to Santiago.  It is here you can enjoy natural wonders like the Pomier Caves Anthropological Reserve, a must for any adventure traveler.  Whether you take a guided tour or explore on your own, you will enjoy the beauty of nature and revel in the beautiful world underground.  

 

 

Santiago Centre Cultural Leon Jimenez

Santiago Centre Cultural Leon Jimenez

Be sure to make time for the famous Leon Jimenez Cultural Center and Cigar Factory.  These two are favorites with tourists from around the world, and you might even want to bring a few cigars home to share with family and friends.   

 

Parque Nacional La Isabela

Parque Nacional La Isabela

If cigars are not your thing, you can enjoy a visit to the famous landmarks at Puerto Plata.  From the historic Fort san Felipe to the relaxing Parque Nacional La Isabela, you will find plenty to see and do on your trip to Puerto Plata.   

 

 

Catamaran-sailing-and-snorkeling-samana-bay

Catamaran-sailing-and-snorkeling-samana-bay

Puerto Plata is also where you will find some of the best adventure travel in the Dominican Republic.  If you want to live the high life, you can book a thrilling catamaran cruise and see the world from the water.  If you would rather explore the world under the water, you can book a snorkeling excursion and see the world beneath the waves.  

 

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Bay-of-sosua-snorkeling-in-puerto-plata

The Dominican Republic is famous for its snorkeling and deep-sea diving.  Whether you are a first-time diver or an experienced pro, you will enjoy the beauty of nature as you marvel at the stunning tropical fish. 

 

 

 pinaWhen you are tired of adventure, you can relax on the beach with a good book, or just grab a drink and hang out at the hotel.  With so much to see and do, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore when tomorrow rolls around.

 

 

 

  

2 Comments

  • I heard the Dominican Republic is worth checking out, but this article only confirmed it all. A must visit place for anyone, really.

  • The Dominican Republic has some incredible hot spots for tourists. Very well worth spending a vacation at. I loved being there and getting lost.

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