What to See in the Dominican Republic
If you’ve decided to take a vacation to the Dominican Republic, or you’re debating to do so, you’ll be in for a wonderful surprise. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it’s a very popular destination for a beach vacation.

However, many that come to the Dominican Republic miss out on experiencing some of the amazing things that it has to offer. I’d like to recommend my top 3 greatest things to see while you’re visiting the Dominican Republic. Trust me; if you’re able to fit any of these recommendations into your visit, you won’t regret it.

  1. 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua – Just like the name sounds, this is a beautiful part of the Dominican Republic where you can experience 27 unique waterfalls. In Spanish, this is often referred to as the 27 charcos.

    These waterfalls are located by the village of Damajagua, which is close to the city of Puerto Plata. One of the most amazing tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic, you can climb up the back of mountain, and then slide or jump down 27 waterfalls into the pools below.

    The hike up is not an easy one, which is why you can hire an experience guide to help you navigate your way up the mountain and to stay safe. It is also fairly physically demanding, but the beautiful waterfalls and the fun ride back down are definitely worth it.

  2. Zona Colonial – Located in the heart of Santo Domingo, this part of the city features a lot of history from the earliest days of colonization. This square mile includes some of the oldest buildings in the Western Hemisphere.

    One of the most visited edifices in this part of the city is the Catholic Cathedral. Holding the title as the oldest cathedral in the Americas, construction on this building was started in 1512 and completed in 1540.

    Even if you aren’t a big history buff, the Zona Colonial has much to offer. There are many shops, cafes, restaurants and street vendors throughout the area that offer some great opportunities for shopping. Whether you decide to seek out all of the amazing historical issues that this part of the city has to offer, or just visit it to experience the cool vibe that it still maintains, the Zona Colonial is worth a visit.

  3. Bahia de lasAguilas – “Eagles Bay” is a 8km stretch of beach that runs along the southwestern coast of the Dominican Republic, close to Haiti. This beach is considered by many Dominicans and tourists as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Being part of the Jaragua National Park, the beach is protected, and as such, is completely isolated. With the nearest town being 15 miles away, the area is full of wildlife and home to some of softest and whitest sand on any of the beaches in the world.

    While these 3 sites are all on different sides of the Dominican Republic, any effort you can make to take a trip to see them will be well worth it. There are so many amazing things to see and experience and see in the Dominican Republic however, that regardless of where you go, I’m sure you’ll have the trip of a lifetime.