Activities and sightseeing

Known as the cradle of the Americas, the Dominican Republic is full of legendary landmarks scattered throughout the cities and regions of the country. See the first European buildings and monuments on the American continent along the streets of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo. Walk through the ruins of La Isabela in Puerto Plata province, where Columbus built his first and only home in America on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea. Go on a walking tour of the Dominican Republic’s only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the southwest of the country, where the region’s biodiversity is represented. Visit world famous beaches such as Playa Rincon on the Samana Peninsula. Learn the history of merengue in a small village near Puerto Plata, which is considered the birthplace of this dance. Visit the main cathedrals and religious sites of the Dominican people.

You can easily reach many of the legendary sights from the main tourist centers of the country – they operate all year round.