The Dominican Republic is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the Caribbean, with an impressive array of landscapes. Besides the famous beaches, you’ll find mountain ranges, marine islands, lakes, and waterfalls, providing a lot to do outdoors. From here, here are the best tourist activities in the Dominican Republic.
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Enjoy the beaches
Punta Cana is perhaps the most famous city in the Dominican Republic, with millions of tourists annually visiting the longest white sandy beaches, but there are other picturesque and less crowded coasts to visit and discover. You can venture northeast to the remote Las Terrenas, or Las Galeras on the Samana Peninsula.
If you love water sports, head to the coast of Puerto Plata, rich in sporting activities, then go your way from Playa Dorada to Cabarete and Monte Cristi. Wherever you arrive, you will find restaurants serving fresh fish and lots of music.
Take a tour of the old part of Santo Domingo
Zona Colonial was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, and recognized as the first European city built in the “New World” to serve as a model for the Americas. Today Zona Colonial is a charming neighborhood full of culture and vitality, and is preferred for visitors and locals.
Take a tour of a number of important museums and colonial buildings, including the First Fort of the Americas, First Cathedral, ruins of First Hospital, First Monastery, and First University. You can stroll the dish onto the Calle El Conde dock, full of shops, restaurants and cafes. You can also enjoy the gardens and outdoor squares and dine under the stars.
Enjoy the beauty of Puerto Plata from the sky
One of the most unique activities in the Dominican Republic is the cable car ride in Puerto Plata, the only one to operate in the Caribbean. The cable car takes you up to 2,600 feet above the magnificent Atlantic Ocean in Puerto Plata, to admire the mountainous green landscape of the city towards Mount Isabel.
Once you reach the top, you will get off the cable car and see one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Dominican Republic. After taking a few selfies, keep walking as you find beautiful botanical gardens. Wander in your spare time, then rest in the on-site coffee shop.
Venture into the most spectacular waterfall of the Dominican Republic
Adventure in the Dominican Republic’s most spectacular waterfall: Charcos de Damajagua 27, in Puerto Plata. An adventure that will make your body adrenaline hit its highest levels. Climb up, slide your way down, jump, and roam the beautiful turquoise blue waters that flow around you.
Climb to the highest peak in the Caribbean
Pico Duarte is located in the heart of the Dominican Republic, the highest peak in the Caribbean, with a height of 10105 feet. The expedition takes two to three days, and you take it under the stars as you make your way to the summit at sunrise. Choose Jarabaqua as a starting point, and relax in this wonderful mountain city before and after your trip.
The most beautiful views in Damajagua Falls
One of the most beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic
Relax on Las Galeras Beach
Enjoy Puerto Plata from the cable car
Enjoy Las Terrenas beach
Enjoy the Damajagua waterfalls
View of Santo Domingo
Explore the colonial city
City at night
Walk outdoors at Zona Colonial
Picturesque Puerto Plata
Pico Duarte the highest peak in the Caribbean
See the Dominican Republic from the highest peak in the Caribbean
General view of the city of Santo Domingo
Scenic views of Puerto Duarte