The Dominican Republic has so much more to offer than just beautiful pristine white sandy beaches, the Caribbean country is full waiting for you to explore her mountainous jungles, desert wonderland and breathtaking under water habitats. It is a country rich in culture, history and stunning archaeological sites with more than 30,000 square miles of lush tropical landscapes.
Here are our Top 3 picks for adventures in the Dominican Republic
1. Water Sports
Water sport options are endless in the Dominican Republic, you have the perfect location to go water-skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, kite-boarding, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling or wake boarding. Being in the Caribbean you are surrounded by crystal clear waters and a world waiting for you to explore that can not be seen from the surface, what lies below is vibrant multi colored marine life, corals, caves and shipwrecks to explore. Regardless if you are staying in Punta Cana, La Romana, Puerto Plata and Samana you will find water adventures and activities for all levels of experience and ages, and most hotels will have the non motorized equipment included in your stay.
The best way to discover what the Dominican Republic has to offer and to learn about the flora and fauna that makes up the Caribbean country is to go on an Eco-adventure, each area offers multiple distinctive activities. You can find yourself zip-lining through the tropical jungle, on ATV adventures through the desert and throughout the jungle, abseiling down cascading waterfalls and cliff jumping. For those that love nature and walking go on a hike to the top of Duarte Peak, which is highest in the Caribbean standing at two miles (3,187 meters) above sea level. For the opposite extreme make your way across lake Lago Enriquillo which is 138 feet below sea level and 186 square miles wide, this is the Caribbean’s largest lake, and home to crocodiles, iguanas and flamingos.
If you have a love of sports and deep sea fishing then you cannot pass up the chance to go on a Deep Sea Fishing adventure 12 miles out in the Caribbean waters off Puerto Plata. Depending on the time of year you can find yourself trolling for marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi, tuna or barracuda, it is very rare to go home empty handed. Throughout your journey you will have snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and open domestic bar to make the perfect combination of fishing, good friends and ice cold drinks. The adventure is suitable for those that have never fished before to your fishing enthusiasts.
The Dominican Republic has adventures for all ages and skill levels find out more about this magical Caribbean destination here.