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Top Attractions in Dominican Republic
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What travellers are saying
- Absolutely beautiful island people were brilliant ..Great value for money,got to be one of the best excursions ever done and the pinacalada 10 out of 10 must have.
Highly recommend this trip 100% BRILLIANT.Written 17 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This park is located in the city and is beautiful. For about $2 (100 pesos), you can walk the park and caves to enjoy the serene landscape. There are stairs to go up and down into the caves and you will do a lot of walking, but it is definitely worth it. There is a small boat ride to visit the last cave, it costs about 50 cents (25 pesos). It is hot and humid, so bring bottled water. They have nice restrooms and a small concession stand inside the park to purchase drinks.Written 12 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One of the many natural beauties of DR, the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua River are a great excursion. You can also do a shorter version of only 7 falls with rock slides and jumping into the pools My wife and I are senior citizens (70 + and still in good shape), however, BE PREPARED... DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE. You have to climb a steep set of stairways to get to the top of the 7 falls. We took it slow and easy, but it was quite a task. Nevetherless, the jump into the first of the (short-version) 7 pools is spectacularly refreshing and clears all your worries aways.
The next thing to be prepared is WEAR WATER MOKS that drain quickly and have a thick sole, because after you finish the excursion, the walk back down the riverbed to the tourist center is full of rounded river rocks that play havoc with the soles of your feet. My wife and I only had those thin soled beach slippers and are NO GOOD.
All in all, the adventure was very good and quite entertaining. Still good to know my wife and I have got the energy and capability to enjoy excursions like this.Written 17 September 2022
- Excellent!!! Travelled with our adult sons and their friends. We travelled back, just the 2 of us. Food is fantastic. Staff is excellent!! The family side is great and perfect for a outing but then the privilege of traveling back to the adults side for peace. My only negative is the dolphin experience being right out front in the ocean. As a advocate of Dolphins long free and this is just a poor display of how awful these dolphins are treated. You can see when they are left to the small pens. Beyond that, everything g was excellent. Thank you!!!!!Written 25 September 2022
- Zona Colonial is rich with history and wonderful food options. From the malecon to the conde street it is the safest place to walk in the Dominican Republic outside of resorts.Written 31 August 2022
- coming early in the morning is a good idea, if you want to avoid the crowds. The mountain top can be cloud covered, so take some time to walk the tropical rain forest until it clears up again. No matter how pushy some of the free lance tour guides can be, you do not need a guide for this one. there are plenty of signs at the mountain top, so you will not get lost. While the cave and the lagunas are not very fascinating, the view is spectacular.Written 19 September 2022
- This place has so much character great restaurants a beautiful scenery. Do not miss it take your golf cart and go up there. They even have a bar that you can dance at late at night.Written 8 September 2022
- 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
- First of all everyone is super nice and helpful here. We had the best Dolphin encounter and we have had others this was so comprehensive, educational and they got to touch the dolphin interact with it. Best Dolphin encounter and very not very expensive my family of 5 did this I watched it. The drinks are so good don't miss them. We did miss some of the shows because my family is like trying to herd cats. Overall totally recommend.Written 18 September 2022
- We had an amazing vacation here!!!! The resort is absolutely beautiful. We were greeted by Alderli who assisted us from our arrival until we departed a week later. Alderli and Arismendy( Bulter) are two must have assistants, they ensured ALL our wants and needs we met immediately. Awesome!!! Amazing men. Thank you Alderli and Arismendy for ensuring our vacation week was amazing as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary:)Written 20 September 2022
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions about Dominican Republic
- The best day trips from Dominican Republic according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana
- Private Catamaran - Private Boat (Small Group)
- Full-Day Small-Group Saona Island Tour
- Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Tour in Dominican Republic
- Santo Domingo 1-Day Tour from Punta Cana