The Dominican Republic is a part of the world that is utterly breath-taking and offers a very unique holiday experience. However, it is hard to know what to pack into your holiday with a limited time away. Here are five options you absolutely should consider if you are planning a trip to the Dominican Republic.
1. Hiking and Walking Tours
The Dominican Republic has some beautiful scenery and amazing natural wonders, places that just call you to explore. One of the best ways to experience most of these is to take a walking tour or go on your own hiking trip to see what you can.
For those wanting a less intensive exercise, the Afro-Heritage walking tour is a guided tour of La Zona Colonial diving into the Dominican Republic’s Black history as they try and reclaim the narratives from colonialization.
For those wanting more of a challenge, there are many mountains available for hiking though make sure you have the lay of the land and some good walking shoes.
2. Natural Pools
You’ve probably seen those photos of crystalline waters on Instagram that make us wish we were there. Well the Dominican Republic is absolutely the place to get those enviable shots,” relays travel writer Dean Cable of Custom Writing Services.
Whether it’s Los Pozos de Romeo’s enclosed natural pool, Arroyo Salado’s fresh water pool surrounded by mangroves, or the pools, waterfalls and swimming area of Salto de Socca there’s a perfect natural pool for you and sure to be one that takes your fancy.
3. Boat Tours
The Dominican Republic has lots of boat tours available that offer a variety of options if you are interested in a more comfortable water experience. With whale-watching tours, a simple island-hop or chartering your own catamaran there’s a variety of options. Some of these services also offer snorkeling experiences with all equipment included. Most boat tours in the Dominican Republic depart from the area of Punta Cana.
4. Enjoy the Beaches
Given what you’ve read so far, it’s no shock that the Dominican Republic has some absolutely stunning beaches available for you to spend the day lounging on. With miles of sand and turquoise waters, it truly is those holiday paradise photos brought to life.
Most of the beaches offer a variety of activities for you to take part in as well. There are several local bars, cafes, and restaurants available for you to enjoy a drink or a taste of the local cuisine.
Several places offer surfing and kiteboarding lessons as well to add a little thrill to your vacation and give you the chance to try out a new experience.
5. Parasailing and Paragliding
Speaking of thrilling experiences, the Dominican Republic also offers visitors the opportunity to try parasailing and paragliding.
For those with a thrill for heights, there are professional pilot services available to allow you to take a paraglide over the Dominican Alps taking in the sites of the Jarabacoa valleys.
If you’d prefer something closer to land, more water-based or just the opportunity to try a similar experience without jumping out of a plane then parasailing is the activity for you. “Allowing you a moment of tranquillity in a noisy world, parasailing above the turquoise waters of the Dominican Republic is an experience that is truly one of a kind,” lauds Brenda Woodard a blogger at Best Essay Writing Service.
Parasailing in Punta Cana is also a good family-friendly alternative for those with children as there are services available for children over the age of six and for the younger ones stuck on the boat they can enjoy the beautiful waters and natural ocean life. The experience may only last less than 10 minutes but it is sure to stay with you as a treasured memory.
As you can see, there are many things to do in the Dominican Republic with this being a rough overview of some of the highlights you can experience on your trip. It’s worthwhile planning out what you want to do in advance and booking what you can as soon as possible to ensure that you get the best experience in the time you have available.
Hopefully, this has given you some inspiration and encouraged you to consider the Dominican Republic as a future vacation spot. Happy travels.
Blogger Jenny Han writes mainly about travel experiences.