‘Puerto Plata’

The natural exuberance of the National Park of the East in the Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo is still the beautiful paradisiac island described by Columbus in his first voyage to the Americas, and here the National Park of the East stands out for its beautiful and exuberant Nature. This park is located in the southeast tip of the country, on a peninsula jutting into the Caribbean alongside the beautiful island of Saona. It is one of the largest protected natural areas in Santo Domingo, a fascinating place that you would be wise to visit. Designated as a national park in 1975, it spans over an area of over 310 square kilometers, most of which…

Thousands of things to do in the Dominican Republic

There is a lot to the Dominican Republic, including its beaches, natural parks, bachata music, warm waters … Here we review some of the many different things you can do in this earthly paradise. · Sun and beach, of course! It’s your decision: Bayahibe, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana… and so many more beaches. · Visit any of the 6 Natural Scientific Reserves. · Or the over 67 protected natural areas. · Charming towns where you can buy genuine souvenirs: rum, typical jewels (larimar stone and amber), cigars, coffee, Taino paintings and artisan figures. · Excursions that will leave you breathless:…

Things to do on a vacation at Punta Cana

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Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic: located on the eastern tip of the island, it is washed by the warm waters of the Caribbean and boasts some of the best beaches in the world. The virgin beaches of turquoise waters, white sand and coconut trees, in a warm, pleasant climate, appear to be tailor made for disconnecting from worldly affairs and experiencing sheer bliss. The transparent waters and impressive reefs are an invitation to enjoying diving and sports fishing. The abundant marine fauna will allow you to go whale sighting and even swim…

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…

Have you seen the spectacular Salto del Limón waterfall?

If you’re on vacation in the Dominican Republic there is an excursion you have to go on: the incredible Salto del Limón waterfall. This waterfall is visited by thousands of travelers from all over the world, both to see the waterfall and to enjoy the pleasant, beautiful landscape in the trek up to the waterfall. The landscape surrounding it is outstanding, with little houses painted in lively colors that harmonize with the streets and nature. On the way there you will see little plots of farmland surrounded by large coconut groves, and you can also see how people use the…

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 almost virgin beach of Rincón

Playa Rincón is an almost virgin beach located in Las Galeras, Dominican Republic, and considered by many as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The harmonious combination of its crystal clears waters, light sand and palm trees make it something like heaven on earth. It has a certain wild air about it due to the abundant algae and fallen tree trunks along the coast. This 2 kilometer beach with its bay is a rarity because of the lack of hotels or other developments. Still unexploited, for those who enjoy history it could be reminiscent of what the Spanish…

A cartoon-like little island

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Cayo Arena, actually Cayo Paraíso (its real name), is a small coral islet in the northwest of the Dominican Republic off the coast of Puerto Plata in Punta Rucia. Such is the beauty of this little island that when you set foot on its sands you will feel as if you were dreaming. Imagine yourself under the sun on a little island surrounded by white sand and crystal clear waters, so transparent that you can contemplate the seabed through turquoise to green hues… this is what you will find on the little island called Cayo Arena. This sand bank is…