‘Dominican Repubic’

The romantic Samaná

Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic spanning the entire namesake peninsula, a beautiful part of the island that was discovered by Columbus in his first voyage to the Americas. It is known for the Samaná Bay and the palm tree beaches, plus the Sierra of Samaná, a stretch of hills setting the direction for the coastal breeze. Samaná provides an impressive view thanks to the sharp contrast between the green hillsides and the white sand. It is a large peninsula covering an area of over 850 sq. km, bigger than many Caribbean islands, meaning there is a lot…

Dominican Republic. Did you know that …?

· In the Dominican Republic foreign married couples can get an express divorce if they wish. All they have to do is submit a legal certificate stating their mutual agreement in that regard. · It is the country of dentists! High sugar consumption means Dominicans need to go to the dentist quite often, although it must be stated that dental care is well ingrained in their culture. There are good universities preparing future dentists, many of whom come from abroad. Many tourists take advantage of their trip to have their teeth fixed at a reasonable price. · They invented the…

The amusing Manatí Park in Bávaro

If you are thinking about spending a nice vacation in the Dominican Republic, there is a place you have to visit, especially if you’re traveling with children: the fabulous Manatí Park in Bavaro. It is a huge park with many games and shows throughout the facilities. Manatee Park is a source of wealth that has made the Dominican Republic an appropriate destination for a vacation in the Caribbean. It stands out especially for its tropical plants and exuberant flora and fauna. There are wild animals and shows of flamenco music featuring impressive horses. Get close to the iguanas, flamingos, tropical…

Come and have fun in the Dominican Republic!

You are young, active and feel like travelling with friends. Where can you go to make sure you enjoy some good fun? Take my word: the Dominican Republic. Yes, that’s right. It is not only a destination for families with little kids or for newlyweds on their honeymoon. Punta Cana, Bayahibe and Puerto Plata are ideal to keep you going day and night, no matter how old you are. All-inclusive resorts next to the beach in this part of the world are the ideal setting to enjoy activities for all, with plenty of food and drink! Do you feel like…

Scuba divers’ paradise

The pleasant water temperatures in the Dominican Republic, ranging from 25°C to 29°C (77° F to 84° F) make this island a paradise for those who enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving, no matter what time of the year it is. Visibility under water is generally a dream come true for submarine photographers. The best experience for the privileged few is to swim with hunchback whales in the Silver Banks area near the north coast. Those of you who are not so daring can dive near the corals, reefs, canyons, natural walls, caves and shipwrecks, some dating from the 16th century…

The Caribbean, an ideal destination for a Honeymoon.

After spending months preparing for your wedding, with all the stress and nerves that go with it, the thing newlyweds are looking forward to most is to go on their honeymoon and finally be able to relax and enjoy themselves. Don’t you agree? The trip commonly known as the honeymoon is the icing on the wedding cake and a moment that is eagerly looked forward to. Couples usually choose their destination carefully to ensure they have a very special, unforgettable trip. The honeymoon is a time for intimacy, romance and discovering each other; the most important thing is to indulge…

Lake Enriquillo, the large natural water reserve in the Dominican Republic

Lake Enriquillo, in the Dominican Republic, spreads its waters through the provinces of Bahoruco and Independencia. It is part of the Lago Enriquillo and Isla Cabritos National Park and the Jaragua Bahoruco Enriquillo Reserve of the Biosphere. It is what remains of an old marine channel joining together the bays of Neiba and Port-au-Prince (Haiti). The lake is located approximately 44 meters below sea level. The actual level of the lake waters varies due to strong evaporation, which is not equally offset by rain and other surface waters forming its basin. The only island left in the lake is Isla…

Playa Bávaro, the Caribbean par excellence

Playa Bávaro, situated in Punta Cana, in the east of the Dominican Republic, formed part of what has been named the Costa del Coco (Coconut Coast), which stretched out across 50 uninterrupted kilometers of white sand and crystal waters. Such is its beauty that on this part of the coast some celebrities, such as Julio Iglesias and the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta have set up home, constructing their stunning mansions here. Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Bávaro and its 3 km of white sand and crystal waters, bordered by picture-postcard palm trees,…

Jarabacoa, rafting in the Dominican

Jarabacoa is the biggest town in the municipality of La Vega, located 700 meters above the Cordillera Central mountain range in the Dominican Republic. This region, known as the Dominican Alps, offers a magnificent landscape of pine trees and tropical forest, which will delight lovers of mountain sports, such as climbing, rafting, kayaking, canyoneering, horseback riding and hiking, in addition to being the starting point for expeditions to Pico Duarte, the highest point in the Caribbean. Three rivers flow through Jarabacoa: the Baiguate, the Jimenoa and the Yaque del Norte. This, coupled with the fact that the temperatures vary between…

The paradise of Los Haitises National Park

The Los Haitises National Park is a paradise in which travelers who love nature will see all their expectations fulfilled. Created in 1976, it is located in the north-east of the Dominican Republic, on Bahía de Samaná bay, and located in Savana de la Mar and the provinces of Monte Plata and Samaná. Its name means high land or mountainous land, although the hills or magotes (elevations of limestone rock very common in the Caribbean) reach no higher than 40 meters, and it offers a great number of hills, corridors and valleys, as well as caves full of pictographs and…