The Dominican Republic is home to some of America’s main natural wonders, diverse in flora and fauna, and it is in these settings where you can release adrenaline while enjoying dreamy landscapes and seascapes. Its paradisiacal beaches, historic places, and natural parks never disappoint travelers. Therefore, this destination has excellent attractions for adventurers. And is that many of the excursions in the Dominican Republic allow the practice of adventure sports, such as trekking, snorkeling, kayaking, or diving.
- Snorkel at Isla Saona
Saona Island is the largest island to see in the Dominican Republic. It is known for its beautiful coral reefs and extraordinary fauna, such as turtles, crabs, and starfish. Therefore, you cannot miss snorkeling equipment on your trip to the Dominican Republic: goggles, tubes, and fins.
One of the best-known snorkeling spots on Saona Island is Playa de Pepe. It is a paradise in itself, with white sand and crystal clear waters, but do not forget to dive into contemplating its reef. Other exciting stops on this excursion are the Mano Juan Turtle Sanctuary, the walk through the mangroves – an ecosystem of trees resistant to saltwater – and the Natural Pool, where the famous Caribbean starfish lives.
- Routes on horseback and hike to Salto del Limón
Considered one of the best waterfalls in the Caribbean, the route to the Limón Waterfall is one of the best excursions you can do in the Dominican Republic if you visit the Samaná peninsula. More than 40 meters high, reaching the waterfall is a real reward after traveling the path on horseback or foot.
Once you have reached the top of the impressive Salto Limón, it is time to bathe in its pure and crystalline waters. The bravest can take a dip jumping from the waterfall. To live this experience is worth going this route.
- Trekking to Pico Duarte, the best viewpoint in the Dominican Republic
If you are a lover of trekking, among the excursions to do in the Dominican Republic, you have the opportunity to climb the highest peak in the Antilles, Pico Duarte. With more than 3,000 meters of altitude, it allows you to enjoy the best panoramic views of the country.
The effort is worth it. During the walk to Pico Duarte, the abundant green vegetation is the protagonist, with extensive forests of Creole pines and ferns. In fact, at dawn, temperatures drop below zero degrees in the highest places. Another attraction of the route is the source of the two main rivers of the Dominican Republic: Yaque del Sur and Yaque del Norte.
- Kayak in Los Haitises National Park
Los Haitises National Park is a dense coastal rainforest south of the Samaná Bay made up of 56 keys and a large expanse of mangrove swamps.
Visitors can enjoy the excursion to Los Haitises on foot, but nothing like kayaking through the park to explore inaccessible areas and the diversity of species, such as dolphins, whales, manatees, birds, and reptiles. As important as the natural heritage of the park is the artistic legacy left by the Taínos, natives of the area. To contemplate it, be sure to visit the caves of the bay of San Lorenzo and its surroundings to see the cave paintings, petroglyphs, and bas-reliefs.
Without a doubt, Los Haitises is one of the best kayak excursions that you can plan in the Dominican Republic in a 100% sustainable way and total harmony with nature.
- Diving in La Caleta Underwater National Park
La Caleta Underwater National Park, located east of Santo Domingo, is the first underwater park to be declared a National Park. Experts consider it to be one of the best diving areas in the entire Caribbean. It can be explored by divers of all levels and has depths of up to 180 meters, spread over three well-defined terraces.
La Caleta is famous for its many shipwrecks, caves, and coral reefs, which serve as a refuge for the abundant marine life: groupers, pufferfish, rays, lionfish, octopus, and turtles. One of the main attractions of the excursion is the Hickory, a ship artificially sunk in 1984 to stimulate the development of species.
- Staying at Cap el Limon
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