White-sand beaches, stunning mountain ranges, spectacular rivers and waterfalls, salt-water lakes and exotic wildlife make the Dominican Republic holidays an unforgettable experience. Everybody will find here something to remember.
Looking for a quiet peaceful place in the sun? Dominican Republic holidays will never disappoint you with this one! The country is blessed with 400 km of white sandy beaches, the most famous of which are Punta Cana and Bavaro. And it's really a shame as the coast is dotted with numerous other beautiful beaches just waiting to be explored. Here you can enjoy long lazy hours of sunbathing, swimming and relaxation. You'll be surrounded by a friendly stuff that will make sure you don't have to lift a finger while on a holiday.
Dominican Republic holidays - is one of the best options for those who prefer active rest. With so many activities and attractions on the menu you'll hardly get bored. Canyoning and cascading, caving and hiking, horseback riding and kayaking, kitesurfing, motorcycle trips and mountain biking, paragliding and quad riding, river rafting and rock climbing, scuba diving and surfing, whale watching and windsurfing - these are just some of the exciting opportunities for you! One of the greatest sources of adventure in Dominican Republic is its National Parks, which comprise almost 10% of the land area of the country. Here you get the chance to observe a large number of different species of exotic birds including flamingo, burrowing owl, Hispaniolan parrot and West Indian nighthawk. Other interesting species that live in the parks are ricord and rhinoceros iguanas, several types of marine turtles and about 10 species of reptiles including the American crocodile. Twelve of the country's most important rivers flow through the National Parks of the Dominican Republic. Not all of them have tourist facilities and guided tours, so it's advisable to check this out prior to your visit.
If you're going for Dominican Republic holidays for the first time you'll definitely want to explore its seaside capital, Santo Domingo, which combines modern day sophistication with old world charm. The most famous historical sites are "Fortaleza de Santo Domingo", a 16th century military fortress guarding the entrance to Ozama River and the city itself, the "House of Bastidas" built in the same century for Rodrigo de Bastida's family, one of the most influential families at the time and the former home of the founder of Santo Domingo "Fray Nicolas de Ovando", which now is an intimate hotel, decorated in old time style. Shoppers will be delighted to know that Santo Domingo has one of the largest duty-free zones in the Caribbean. Numerous restaurants offer every type of international cuisine imaginable as well as traditional Dominican dishes. The National Theatre and a large number of small theaters around the city will entertain you in the evening with theatrical, musical and dance performances. First class nightclubs and a variety of glitzy casinos both in the city and housed by some hotels are open till the early morning hours.