Things to do in Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata - go horse riding through sugar cane fields and rain forest
There are a number of horse riding stables and tours in the Dominican Republic each of them offering different levels of service and facilities. Find one that fits your level of experience and then enjoy a day riding through the rainforest and local sugar cane fields. There is also occasionally the opportunity to ride along the beach. Often included is the opportunity to sample local fruits such as pineapple.
Punta Cana - for a fun filled day go on a buggy tour
For a fun filled day exploring the island around Punta Cana book a buggy tour and learn about how Dominicans live. The trip includes a visit to a traditional house, cock fighting with gloves, horse riding, food as well as the experience of driving the buggies around the island. Also included is time on the beach and a visit to a local cigar factory.
Punta Cana - play golf at the Nick Price designed Punta Blanca Golf Club
The stunningly laid out golf course at Punta Cana is a delight to play and suitable for all standards of golfers. Wide open fairways make for a relaxing day’s golf but there are tricky holes to catch you out, especially the 13th and 15th. The club also has a private beach where you can relax after your round of golf if you so wish.
Samana - go on a Whale and Dolphin watching boat trip
One of the most magnificent sites is to see a whale breaching and this is often possible off the coast of Samana where Humpback whales congregate on their annual migration during the months of mid January through to mid March. Pods of spotted dolphins live off the coast here and can often be seen chasing at the front of the boats giving an excellent opportunity for photographs.
Introduction to Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is one of the two countries on the Caribbean island of Hispanioala. Haiti occupies the smaller west side of the island. Dominican Republic hotels are scattered throughout the country close to the main tourist draws. Santo Domingo, the country’s capital, is on the south coast and is full of architectural gems, museums, parks and retail outlets. There is a good choice of Dominican Republic hotels in central Santo Domingo which are close to sites such as the 16th century Santa Maria la Menor Cathedral and the National Botanic Gardens. Santo Domingo’s promenade Malecon offers pleasant walks and views. Beach resorts such as Casa de Campo and Las Minitas Beach have myriad Dominican Republic hotels options. The country’s beaches cover nearly a third of its coastline. Golden sands slope gently down to pristine blue seas which are perfect for swimming. Diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed a little further out.