‘Puerto Plata’

A dreamlike wedding in the Dominican Republic

Getting married in a place like the Dominican Republic is something you will never forget. The location, the decoration, the food or the mere fact that your guests are with you on vacation, the ceremony and the subsequent wedding banquet will become a great memory for all the attendants. Whether at a resort or arranged by you on your own, getting married in the Caribbean is one of the best options for those eager to say ‘I do’. One of the customary possibilities is hiring the services of a resort, where normally a specialist will liaise with the future husband…

Samaná, the best guarded secret of the Dominican Republic

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Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic featuring impressive contrasts between its green hills and white sandy beaches. It is a large peninsula of over 850 sq. km, larger than most of the islands in the Caribbean Sea, meaning that there is quite an area to visit, including the biggest coconut plantation in the world (if you consider its area in sq. m). Samaná is renowned for its many natural beaches, each of which has its own peculiarities, and they are often used for advertising. Clean, white sand, crystal clear warm Atlantic water, with palm and coconut trees almost…

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…

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…

The 27 pools of Damajagua, Puerto Plata

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Located in the town of Imbert, Puerto Plata, the famous 27 Pools of Damajagua are a true natural wonder. Without any shadow of a doubt, Puerto Plata is one of the most complete tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic. The origin of the name of the river and its pools lies in the fact that Damajaguas are trees that grow along the river. The Damajaguas keep water in the river and have done so for a long time. You can find these trees in the pools, particularly from pool number twelve onwards. The river is the result of the confluence…

Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Bayahibe, three destinations to suit all taste.

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Punta Cana, Puerto Playa and Bayahibe represent three types of tourism and three types of concepts in terms of options for travelers when selecting a destination in the Dominican Caribbean. Punta Cana is the number one destination par excellence. With a coastline of more than 50 kilometers, it is the perfect destination for family tourism, idyllic honeymoons and travelers seeking the tranquility of the big resorts with all-inclusive offers. Here, the majority of the time is spent within the hotel’s premises, with excursions to parks and facilities prepared so that guests are able to understand how people live in the…

Whale spotting in the Dominican Republic

There are many reasons to book a trip to a place like the Dominican Republic, where you can enjoy an incredible variety of tropical settings, historical cities and different attractions that will enrich your stay in a delightful way. Among the many activities organized throughout the year, whale spotting is one of the most highly-regarded by thousands of tourists who head for the island on holiday. Whale spotting in the Dominican Republic is one of the most eagerly-anticipated spectacles for a large number of visitors who go to the beautiful bay of Samaná to take in the unbelievable image of…

The Dominican Republic, eco-tourism in the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic is one of the few countries in the Caribbean that boasts nine ecological zones, which range from the densest rainforests to the most arid deserts, making them a perfect destination for travelers in search of adventure- and eco-tourism. From mountain climbing, horse riding, rafting, trekking or hiking, to diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding or humpback-whale spotting, the activities will ensure that a visit will not slip your mind any time soon. Each of the country’s regions lends itself perfectly to specific activities. Thus, in Jarabacoa, a corner through which three rivers pass and which serves as the point of…

The Marine Park, a natural explosion in all senses

With a surface area of 808 square kilometers, of which 402 are on-land and 388 are in the marine section, including the island of Saona, of Quarternary origin, the Parque Nacional del Este in the Dominican Republic is one of the largest protected natural zones in the country and, as a result, one of the most fascinating trips that you can have the pleasure of experiencing during your vacations. Declared a Natural Park in 1975, the visitor will find butterflies of a thousand colors, a natural bonsai forest, more than 500 plant species – the vast majority of them indigenous…

The waterfalls of Damajagua in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is one of the Dominican Republic’s most amazing tourist destinations (if not its most). It has white and golden sandy beaches, Victorian houses, a historical area, the Isabel de Torres mountain and its cable car, but what is more, if adventures are your thing, you can enjoy the 27 waterfalls or cascades of Damajagua. Damajagua is a geological fault where the waters form a canyon several kilometers in length, with parallel waterfalls above eleven meters. It is located 10 kilometers from Puerto Plata and is one of the great wonders of the province. The attraction is 27 small…