Things to do in Dominican Republic

Top Things to Do in Dominican Republic

Things to Do in Dominican Republic

Top Attractions in Dominican Republic

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  • Kenan A
    27 contributions
    Best excursion ever.Really beautiful Island with clear Blue water. You have a lot to See on Island.Unforgetouble
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Belkys H
    Toronto, Canada25 contributions
    Lake Enriquillo is a beautiful, hot, and magic spot in the southwest of the Dominican Republic. It is the largest and most hypersaline lake in the Caribbean. The water in the lake can reach hypersaline levels up to 66% higher than sea water. It was previously called Lake Xaragua (Jaragua) after the Taino chiefdom in which it was located. The Lake was formed 10 million years ago when the north island, which was the area toward the Sierra the Neiba’s and the south island, which included Sierra del Bahoruco, le Massif de la Selle, and the Tiburon Peninsula in today Haiti - joined as result of earth movement that formed the Hispaniola island (see photo No. 2).

    Although arid and harsh, the area is rich in wildlife. Among the fauna: the American flamingos, 61 other species of birds, three species of fishes, and American crocodiles. The Ricord’s and rhinoceros iguana are endemic species. The iguanas are the most welcoming of all the inhabitants in the area.

    The flora is 10 % endemic and includes cacti, bayahonda, cambrón, guayacán, baitoa, cayucos, melón espinos, and many other species.

    The journey to the Lake is as exciting as the destination. In our way we cross cities and small towns – San Cristobal, Bani, Azua, Tamayo, Galvan, Neiba, Postrer Rio, Los Rios, Villa Jaragua. During a big part of the trip, the majestic an imposing Sierra del Bahoruco made us company. The physical environment around the Lake is captivating and the sensation of being in a special place is worth the trip.

    References: National Geographic, World Wildlife Fund, Parque Nacional Lago Enriquillo e Isla Cabritos.
    Written 28 August 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Francois G
    12 contributions
    It's like an underground cathedral, really unexpected and impresive beauty. An avice: DO NOT pay for a guided tour, they have almost nothing to say and you won't have time to enjoy the place. You should also cross one of the lakes using a small platform (50 pesos), it's worth it.
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Anna M
    Dublin, Ireland223 contributions
    Definitely the best attraction in that area!
    We had great fun doing our 7/27 waterfalls trip.

    Instead of booking a fairly expensive trip, we drove there ourselves, paid 12usd per person for a trip (a bit more if you want to do more waterfalls).

    You don't have to be super fit, however the first part include a bit of walking, so get mentally prepared.
    Written 21 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Bob
    3 contributions
    We stayed for a week at this beautiful resort. The beach was magnificent and the facilities is clean and well kept. The beaches were not crowded and with their location the waves were never a problem. We received assistance from Giancarlos Moreno with blue travel partner services and he was great! He set us up with a fantastic snorkeling trip and a great deep sea fishing trip.
    Written 28 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Anna M
    Dublin, Ireland223 contributions
    Wonderful colonial area. Plenty of small and cute restaurants, cafes and galleries. All attractions and historic sites have info plates in Spanish and English.
    Written 19 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Pamelat2
    Garden City, MI57 contributions
    The experience was wonderful, the staff was friendly. I would highly recommend this our family of 6 ( adult children)really enjoyed it and couldn’t stop talking about it. The grounds at the top were absolutely breathtaking
    Written 2 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • eggcc
    New York68 contributions
    A recreated medieval city, with shops, bars and restraints - spent a lot of time when standing in Casa de Campo. Enjoyed Piazzetta restaurant very much
    Written 3 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Angelinjune
    Munich16 contributions
    We went to Padre Nuestra Cave - we just drove to the park, paid 200Pesos per person entrance, and then 1.4 km further at the park entrance met a guide who offers a full tour for free (plus tips) which was absolutely awesome. He took us through the whole park, showed us the local plants, took photos and most importantly helped us on the last cave where you can swim in the dark in refreshing waters. You can also see the carving of the indigenous people here in this cave.
    Ramon (the Guide) is very knowledgable and friendly, we actually ended up giving him 1000 Pesos as a tip which was worth it.
    Can highly recommend this for any nature lovers! Bring good shoes, mosquito spray, water and bathing suit- no need for snorkelling gear as it’s too dark to see much in the Cave. We spent a total of almost 3 hours here.
    Written 18 June 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jennifer & Randy
    24 contributions
    Ocean World was awesome, even more fun than expected. It is pricey but well worth the cost. We booked our trip thru the resort we were staying in, and chose to do the Dolphin Encounter as an added experience. It is not the same as the Dolphin Swim, they are 2 separate encounters. Lunch was also included. We were able to get in the water, touch the dolphin and watch as it clapped for us and did little tricks. They are amazing creatures. There was a guide that helped us navigate the different shows so we wouldn’t miss anything. We saw all of their shows: the Sea Lion show, Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Bird Show. We had front row seats at each show. The shows are included, not an additional cost. The birds are amazing too. You have to go inside the bird enclosure and see the ‘love birds’, and feed them. This park is not as large as other water parks (like Sea World), so you are able to get close to the animals during shows, we were front row at each show, there were no lines. You can easily see all of the shows and do additional encounters in one day without missing anything or being exhausted. Take a camera, I read you couldn’t take photos, but that is only in relation to the ‘encounters’. The park has photographers that take photos during encounters you can purchase later. But you can take all of the photos you want around the park. It is a once in a lifetime experience.
    Written 7 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Laurie B
    1 contribution
    I had amazing time at this resort while staying here. The food was great, the rooms were clean, and the pool/beach was to die for. The service was also amazing people like Twentynine, Johnny Bravo, and Micheal Jordan where the cherry on top to a beautiful experience. Will definitely come back.
    Written 21 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Hayla
    Goiania, GO1 contribution
    The waterfall is totally breathtaking.
    But to get there I felt totally uncomfortable to the option to rent a horse. I’m vet and just looking up these animals I could see that they were hungry, seek and sad. They don’t take care these animals. Rather than reading horses you can go walking but they try to rent a boot for 15 dolar and starts to say that if you don’t pay a guide is very very dangerous to a lady by herself because you can be stolen.
    Seriously?? After look other options I finally found a track (some meters far from the main track) to go walking without these boots and sad horses.
    Was totally quite, beautiful and peaceful. Local people said anybody can walk alone because is very safe.
    Do not let these opportunist guides harm your experience.
    Written 8 August 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Filipsworks
    Lodz, Poland6 contributions
    The route to the waterfall leads through curvy roads through high mountains. Last dozen of kilometers are unpaved and last 3 or so was probably the most extreme ride of my life - through the narrow road on clay-like mountain side with at least 300m cliff. But it was totally worth the risk. The sound of exotic birds echoing in thee mountains, the sound of waterfall, the narrow trails and overall inaccessibility makes the experience unique. The crystal clear water, and sounds filling the air seems magical.
    Written 25 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nolinice
    Oakville, Canada2,722 contributions
    We have been coming for 20 years and considered well deserved the title of one of the best beaches in the world . Not this year. The disappearance of turista caused by COVId, or perhaps the currents have caused an already dramatically reduced in size beach to be as filthy as we have ever seen it, with plastic everywhere. Thanks to whomever kept presentable at least the last portion near the braza del mar restaurant and sorry we did not have the foresight or courage to pick up some trash ourselves.
    Written 3 December 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Abc_and_me
    11 contributions
    Stunning beach! Quiet, with calm and still water that's different shades of turqouise, and clear all the way down to the bottom!
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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