Dominican Republic: Vacation Tips + Island Adventures

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The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. The Dominican Republic, known as the “DR,” is famous for its white sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, incredible resorts, and excellent golf courses. 

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Most visitors fly into the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). American Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue are the best airlines that fly into the DR. For those who would instead visit the Dominican Republic by water, countless cruises stop by the Dominican Republic.

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Peak Season (December-April): This is the peak tourism season because many people head to the Caribbean during the winter months to escape the typical cold weather experienced in the United States, Europe, and many other countries.  

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Whether you want to relax, soak in the Caribbean sun, play in the water, or embark on an epic oceanside adventure, the Dominican Republic beaches have something for everyone.  Check out some of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic, such as Bavaro Beach, Macao Beach, Playa Dorada, and Playa Dominicus, for a remarkable time spent in the Caribbean.

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Beautiful Beaches

One of the most vibrant coral reefs can be found in the Bayahibe area, making it one of the best places to snorkel or scuba dive. This allows you to truly take in the beauty of the coral reef from the waters and swim with the aquatic life that inhabits the area. 

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

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One of the best ways to take in the Dominican Republic and some fantastic country views is by taking the Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car. This cable car can be found in Puerto Plata, and it offers panoramic views of the nearby mountains, lush scenery, and the city of Puerto Plata below.

Puerto Plata Cable Car Ride

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If you are interested in exploring the less-traveled areas of the country and experiencing its rich landscapes and mountains, a 4X4 adventure is a fantastic choice. A guided tour is one of the most epic ways to embark on a 4X4 excursion. This way, a knowledgeable local guide can lead you to the country’s most stunning viewpoints and locations.

4×4 Excursions

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If you want to visit one of the country’s most beautiful locations, visit the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua. The best way to reach this attraction is through a guided tour. Doing so lets you jump into the water and experience the waterfall from a unique viewpoint.

27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

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