Dream holidays in Dominican Republic contrary to appearances, they are not so unattainable. Stunning paradise beaches, beautiful weather, friendly people and lots of attractions. There is so much to do in Dominican Republic! How to manage to see all of these tractions if you are there just for a short period of time? I prepared the list, in my opinion the top things you should do when you are on holidays in Dominican Republic.
I have been to Dominican Republic just for 8 days, in January 2018. I was travelling on my own and I managed to see the most beautiful places. Here is my list:
Relax on the beach
Without any doubt the beaches in Dominican Republic are one of the most beautiful in the world. Turquoise sea, soft sand, marvellous palm trees growing right at the beach, the weather!
I could spend months here. Going for long walks at the beach, drinking fresh squeezed juices or mojito or just doing nothing… This is paradise!
When you get tired of lying down at the beach and you want to take a break why not to book an adventure with one of the local agencies? You will find plenty of activities to do: snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing. I picked: parasailing. It was some kind of challenge for me, firstly because I can not swim, secondly I am afraid of heights. The experience of flying was unforgettable and so relaxing !
Do not leave Dominican Republic without visiting the oldest city in the New World. This town, especially Zona Colonial area is my number one of all the cities I have seen in my life.
I stayed here for two nights and despite the prevailing opinion that Santo Domingo is dangerous and you have to be careful where you walk, I felt safe. I went out to the night club, I danced merengue in the main square in Zona Colonial with locals , I received all kindness from people living there. Thy are so friendly people!
You have to visit Santo Domingo !
When you search where to party while you are in Dominican Republic, the Coco Bongo club appears as the first and the most popular one to go while you are in Punta Cana. Is it really worth to pay $60 for a night in such a touristic club? I will say yes. It is one time only experience for me (too pricey to go every night) but the show was amazing, we were dancing on the top of the bar, or top of the stage ( in my case, they picked me to dance where the performers usually dance, when they were having break), the drinks and transfer are included. If you have spare cash, why not to go, but try to experience as well real disco in DR. Dance merengue or bachata, and do not worry if you do not know the steps. Dominicans are really good dancers and they will teach you! 🙂
Saona – Heaven on Earth
Must do in Dominican Republic!
Saona is a small island located on the south of Dominican Republic in East National Park. This is a real paradise: white sand, palms, starfishes. Keep in mind it is very touristic place but there is still opportunity to find a quiet space in the island for you and your love, to have time for yourself.
Caribbean town, near Santo Domingo. I came here from the capital for one day only. I loved it ! It is more real and more authentic compare to busy, touristic Bavaro. I had my best Pina Colada on the beach as well and was so nice to see so many Dominicans spending time together, with families, playing at the beach or dancing!
Stunning, romantic. I was waking up before 6am, just to go to the beach and catch the beautiful sunrise. Absolutely beautiful.