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Dominican Republic sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

The Dominican Republic never ceases to amaze its guests with wonderful nature and excellent entertainment. This beautiful country is seemed to have everything – beautiful parks, awesome museums, historic quarters and pristine beaches.
The capital of the country, Santo Domingo, is also the biggest cultural centre of the country. One notable landmark is located on the central square of the city. This is Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, an original arc building that was constructed over 3 centuries ago. The architectural style of the sanctuary is quite original and is nothing like other churches of the 17th – 18th centuries. El Limon Waterfalls is a popular and very unusual sight. Locals believe that the crystal clean water of the waterfalls has spiritual power and will grant wealth and luck to those who swim in it. Boat rides on Gri Gri Lagoon are also very popular with travellers. During such an excursion, it is possible to see mango groves, palms and lianas, mountains and large valleys.
There are many old buildings that belong to the colonial period in Santo Domingo. The most famous landmarks of that era are the Alcazar de Colon and Columbus Park. Amber Cove, which is located in the northern part of the city, is a wonderful piece of nature. The coastline got this unusual name because of rare black amber that can be found there. Local beaches have quickly become famous among fans of scuba diving. If you are not much into observing underwater life and wonderful reefs, simply take a walk to enjoy beautiful lagoons and lush tropical greenery. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
When it comes to describing beach resorts, it’s simply impossible not to mention Puerto Plata Beach. There are many modern buildings, squares and parkways along the coast. This is one of modern districts of the city, so there are many shopping centres, movie theatres and restaurants there. Samana Bay is one of most famous national parks in the Dominican Republic. This is also the place where it’s possible to see rare birds, walk in wonderful caves and see ancient wall drawings.
Aguas Blancas Waterfall and Juan Dolio Beach are usually mentioned in the list of most important nature sights of the country, and Bahoruco coast is famous for its rich deposits of turquoise. It’s possible to find the blue stones during a simple walk on the beach. Locals use turquoise to make interesting souvenirs and amulets. Finally, the villages of Playa Macao and Punta Kana attract visitors with their large coconut palm groves. The groves are hardly penetrable, but sometimes they are crossed by bays and lagoons.
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Dominican Republic
♥   National Park 'El Morro' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Sierra de Bahoruco' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Sierra de Neyba' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Valle Nuevo' . On the map   Photos
Country maps Maps of Dominican Republic

Sightseeing in popular cities of Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo
The architectural buildings of the old town are magnificent monuments, majestic colonial buildings, fragments of old buildings and restored historical sites. Small winding streets of Santo Domingo are the location of approximately 300 sites. Columbus's house is considered the first home of Santo Domingo, and the first fortress built in the New World is the fortress of Osama built to protect this place from pirates. A myriad of architectural and cultural monuments are located in the town … Read more
Bavaro
For those fond of modern zip-lines it is worth visiting Bavaro Adventure Park, it is a popular holiday destination among family travellers. This large rope town was equipped in a beautiful park area, where travellers are offered dozens of interesting attractions. They can go on the bungee, walk along the rope bridges among the treetops, and there are some rides that are suitable even for young kids. This amusement park even has an excellent Dinopark, where you can take pictures with … Read more
La Romana
Puerto Plata
The resort attracts mainly fans of beach rest and water sports. Here are created excellent conditions for surfing and snorkeling. Best beaches can be found on the northern coast of the town. Nature is very beautiful here and greenery is very close to the shore. As the town is fairly small, it consists mainly of hotels and shopping malls, so all major attractions are located in close proximity one to each other. Don’t forget to visit World Ocean Park. Here you will find several large … Read more
Santiago
The city of Knights, Santiago, was founded by Bartolomeo Columbus in 1494. He appeared in these lands together with 30 Knights of the Holy Santiago Order. The city is also famous for producing high quality tobacco, good coffee, national rum and the birth of the famous dance of the Dominican Republic called "merengue". Besides the fact that Santiago is a well-developed industrial region, you will find here a large number of parks, gardens, beautiful green areas with lush vegetation, as well as … Read more

Map of travel guides to Dominican Republic cities

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