What to see in the Dominican Republic? This should be your main concern as you book your flight to Santo Domingo or Punta Cana. Here are 3 must-see places when visiting the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, occupies two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Visiting the Dominican Republic allows you to see paradisiacal sites that are sometimes forgotten by tourists, who tend to flock to Martinique or Guadeloupe. Idyllic beaches with azure waters and coconut groves, lush tropical nature, warm and friendly people: that’s how to sum up this heavenly country in a few words.
It is a small city of only 54,218 inhabitants, but it is also the first gathering point for the majority of tourists visiting the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana is usually associated with huge white sand beaches, where resorts and hotels have sprung up like mushrooms. However, the region also has a haven of greenery and wildlife to offer tourists: south of the international airfield is the Ojos Indigenas ecological reserve. This is 600 hectares of rainforest, where more than 80 species of birds and over 500 types of plants live in countless peaceful lagoons with crystal clear waters. For more information, we recommend you visit Go Dominican Republic.
The Eastern National Park (El Parque Nacional del Este)
El Parque Nacional del Este is recognised as one of the most beautiful areas on the island. More than 300 species of birds live in the middle of a green paradise with more than 500 species of flowers. El Parque Nacional del Este is one of the must-sees during a stay in the Dominican Republic. If you want to dive in the coral reefs and watch dolphins and manatees, a boat trip to Saona Island is a must, especially if you want to live in peace. With a year-round temperature of 26°C, it’s a little piece of paradise.
Santo Domingo is the oldest European colony in the Americas. Here you will discover an open-air museum of old 16th century western colonial buildings, the maze of narrow streets lined with colourful houses, the unique mix of tradition and modernity. In the city centre, you will be attracted by the dynamism of the city and the festive atmosphere of the inhabitants. Because of its immense historical heritage, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.