Best Places To Take A Stroll in the Dominican Republic

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Photo of Shimon Brathwaite
10 June 2017

The Dominican Republic is a tropical paradise like no other in the Caribbean. While having all of the beauty associated with tropical countries such as the beaches, palm trees and ocean wildlife, the Dominican Republic also has natural attractions like mountains, rivers, waterfalls and lakes that make it one of the interesting places for long walks and exploration.

Cabarete Bay

Cabarete is a resort town found in the Northern part of the Dominican Republic. Cabarete is also known as the center for water sports in the Dominican Republic because of its combination of calm waters and strong winds. Cabarete Bay is great place to visit and enjoy the performance that the local surfers put on.

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La Romana

Located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, La Romana is a replica of a 16th century artisan’s village and is one of the country’s premier shopping destinations. It’s a great place to walk through, appreciate some history, and buy some nice crafts.

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Saona Island

Saona Island is found off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. It is part of the Eastern National Park and known for its coral reefs, mangroves, and palm trees. Here, visitors will find the beautiful, sunny white-sanded beach and shallow-blue waters that many people come to the Caribbean to see.

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Jarabacoa

Several natural wonders—such as pine forests, waterfalls, rivers, and one of the highest peaks in the Caribbean—call Jarabacoa home. It is also home to the Dominican Republic’s only white-water river. It’s a great place for nature lovers to walk and enjoy the scenery.

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Playa Dorada

One of the more popular beach destinations located on the Dominican Republic’s Northern Coast, Playa Dorada’s amenities include many restaurants, a shopping center, and the Robert Trent Jones golf course.

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Lake Enriquillo

Lake Enriquillo is home to several local species such as flamingos, iguanas, and several rare kinds of species. Complete with a beautiful lake view—particularly at sunset—it’s a great place to take a walk, enjoy the wildlife, and see a beautiful sunset.

<a href = "https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lago_Enriquillo2.jpg"> Desde las Caritas de los Indios | © Juan Alberto Silver/ Wikimedia Commons

Samana Peninsula

Known for its amazing beaches and beautiful, lush mountainous landscape, this peninsula also offers a peaceful, quiet atmosphere thanks to its fairly-isolated location in comparison to other more-developed areas.

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Zona Colonial

The Zona Colonial, a small town found in Santo Domingo, visitors can find several historical monuments, museums, forts, cathedrals, and more. In between walking and sightseeing, a wide variety of restaurants and night clubs in the area provide opportunities to stop, rest, and enjoy the scene.

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