The Dominican Republic: More Than Just Resorts

When people think of the Caribbean, usually they think of great food, great resorts, Jamaica and Cuba. However, what they don’t realize is the most popular destination in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic.

They Dominican Republic is on an island shared with Hispaniola and Haiti and it sees over six million visitors a year. It has two million more than Cuba. This Caribbean destination has much more to offer visitors than the run-of-the-mill resort.

Here are some great places to visit on your trip to the Dominican Republic:

Scenic Locations and National Parks:

Lake Enriquillo – Is the only saltwater lake throughout the Antilles. It is located in the center of the Parque Nacional Isla Cabritos and is a haven for wildlife. It is one of the largest natural reserves for the American crocodile.

Eastern Nation Park – This World Heritage Site is one of the largest marine parks in the Caribbean. Rhinoceros iguanas, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and manatees are just some of the fantastic wildlife, you will experience when visiting Eastern National Park.

Bahia de las Aguilas and Jaragua National Park – The picturesque turquoise waters which line this six-mile stretch of beach; is best accessed by boat from the small village of La Cueva. Its marine life and incredible views will make for many MEMORALBLETIMES.

Jarabacoa – Jarabacoa is best known as an area ripe for ecotourism and the location of the Dominican Republic’s only whitewater river, the Rio Yaque del Norte. The terrain, rivers and waterfalls make it perfect for adventurous activities like hiking, climbing and mountain biking.

Samana Peninsula and Bay – This peninsula and bay are lined with beautiful mangroves, caves, rock formations and one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. It is also home to the Parque Nacional Los Haitises. Marine life is present in this area year-round, including mother humpback whales giving birth in January and February.

Now that you know a little more about this beautiful island, let us plan your perfect romantic get-away to the Dominican Republic. All of these features and more are awaiting your arrival. Contact MemorableTimes to receive more information for this perfect spot of relaxation and enjoyment; as you take in all the sites and pleasures the Dominican Republic has to offer.

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