Dividing its territory on the island of Saint Domingos (also known as Hispaniola) with Haiti and the Great Antilles, the Dominican Republic is a country that deserves a visit. Christopher Columbus made his first stop at the so-called New World in 1492 right on this spot. Small in territorial expansion but huge in natural beauties, the Dominican Republic has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, as well as a lively and extremely welcoming population. Located in the north of the country, Las Earths was a small village of fishermen. In 1946, the president ordered some residents of Saint Domingo to move there to work not only with fishing but also with agriculture. Today, there are about 40000 people living on the site, which is highly popular among tourists.
The beaches are wonderful and there is also the possibility to see dolphins and whales swimming in the surroundings.
Because of the tropical climate, Jarabacoa has been dubbed the “Endless Spring City”, and its beautiful mountains are attractive in a natural splendorous setting. If you like adventures, try crossing the Jimenoa River on a wooden bridge or on a rope! If you prefer something more peaceful, visit the monastery of Santa María del Evangelo, which has one of the best views of the whole country. If you plan your trip in February, you can still be part of the lively carnival that takes over the city.
By all indications, Christopher Columbus came to the new world by visiting two places, and Playa Rincon was one of them. This beach a little over three kilometers long is considered one of the most beautiful in the whole of the Caribbean. And it still has one more attraction: it takes 20 minutes of a boat ride to get to Las Galeras, a nearby town.
The name of this waterfall is El Salto del Limon, or ‘ The leap of the lemon’, and is the largest waterfall in the entire Dominican Republic, with 50 meters high. But the way to get there is hard because it is necessary to cross several rivers and on horseback. However, all the effort is worthwhile, because, in addition to all the beauty of the waterfall, you can still swim in the natural pool at the end of the waterfall.
Santo Domingo is the largest metropolitan area in the whole of the Caribbean, with almost 3 million inhabitants. The city is proud to have the first cathedral, the first monastery and the first fortress of all the Americas. Everything is located in the colonial region/area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also the oldest city colonized by Europeans in the Americas and was the seat of the Spanish crown during the Colonial Era.
If you love Adventure sports, then Cabarete is your place. This quiet fishing village is the dream of many surfers, as well as being one of the main points for surfing practice throughout the Caribbean. The site still has high-quality hotels and restaurants, all located in only a single street! Cabarete is still great for diving, kayaking or just lying in the sand enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Samana was the last stop for Christopher Columbus in 1492 after the discovery of the New World. However, its main attraction is humpback whales, which usually swim in the region always in the first quarter of each year to give birth. As you can imagine, the place is full of tourists at this time just to see the whales up close.
In a country that has the beaches as the main attraction, Bayahibe stands out from all. It is located only 1.6 km from the city, but if you want to enjoy an even better scenery, just take a boat to Saona. The city has about 20 dive sites that are amazing, but if this is not your goal, you can relax enjoying the beauty of the beaches.
In 1938, the President of the Dominican Republic offered a safe haven at about 100,000 Jews. Part of them settled in Sosua and started the business in the cheese and dairy industry that is active until today. Like other places in the country, Sosua has a clear sea and well-preserved beaches, in addition to a rich marine fauna. By nightfall, the city becomes one of the most eventful and festive places.
This is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for those who visit the Caribbean and of course is the most popular in the country. Punta Cana has an extensive coastline of almost 100 kilometers extending that spans both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The crystal clear waters are filled with various dolphins and fish, and it is possible to ride by boat, diving, fishing, watching whales and swimming, among many other activities.