Dominican holidays explored
April 05, 2012
From diving into tropical waters and exploring awe-inspiring coral reefs, to witnessing some truly extraordinary historic monuments, with so much to do, see and explore, many holiday makers don’t know where to start when they are arrive at this truly majestic place.
If you are lucky enough to be heading to this nation read on and take a look at what you need to know about the Dominican Republic.
A trip to Bayahibe
The small fishing village of Bayahibe is located on the southeast of the Dominican Republic. The harbour here is photogenic and quaint with an array of different coloured fishing boats bobbing up and down on the invitingly azure waters.
The mesmerising waters gently lap the white sandy shores of this beautiful region of the Dominican and the scene is complemented profoundly by the lush and verdurous landscape that surrounds this authentic Dominican resort.
From musing through the village shops bursting with delightful hand-made crafts, amber products and regional rum, to exploring the amphitheatre and archaeological museum, a week’s itinerary during your stay at this fascinating village can be as diverse as you would want it to be.
As equally stunning as the south coast, a great place for Dominican Republic Holidays is the north coast, where the dazzling white sands are straddled with a maze of palm and coconut trees. In fact you are never far away from an idyllic beach on the Dominican and none more so than the Costa Dorada.
This two kilometre stretch of beach is a tranquil haven of stunning scenery, breath-taking marine life and deliciously warm turquoise water.
The slightly livelier resort of Playa Dorada is just a 20 minute walk from Costa Dorada and is where you will find a bigger emphasis on after-dark activities. Bars, restaurants and nightclubs are numerable in Playa Dorado, meaning eating authentic Caribbean cuisine, drinking delicious and stylish cocktails and dancing the night away can be accomplished with consummate ease.
Mount Isabela de Torres
To truly encapsulate the true beauty of the Dominican, a trip up Mount Isabela de Torres is highly recommended. This domineering mountain is situated inland from Costa Dorada and, standing head and shoulders above other peaks, dominates the Dominican’s tropical landscape – just make sure that you don’t forget your camera on this excursion!
Lagoon and mountain safari trips
If exploring land-born treasures is more your thing than diving amongst the corals and paradisiacal tropical sea life, then taking a jeep excursion is a fantastic and memorable way to explore the Dominican Republic.
A trip to the Gri-Gri Lagoon is particularly beautiful, where spotting exotic bird life, witnessing sublime rock formations and even sailing across the waters on a small fishing boat to plunge into a tropical pool, can all be achieved.
From exploring the Dominican’s many rivers and mountainous terrain, to stumbling across tiny rum shacks that sell run, coffee and cigars for next to nothing, it is great to explore and become acquainted with this truly fascinating part of the world.
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