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Nature of Dominican Republic - national parks and reserves for active recreation

This may seem surprising, but the Dominican Republic covers 27 climatic zones. That’s why its animate and inanimate nature is so diverse: there are tropics and mountains, sharks, monkeys and turtles, palm trees and bright flowers. National parks of the Dominican Republic will not leave indifferent those whose heart is drawn to nature. One of these parks is Los Haitises in Sabana de la Mar. The park with beautiful nature is full of caves, grottos, and waterfalls. It'd be nice to book an inexpensive excursion or a tour of the park - guides will take tourists to the most interesting places where they can see amazing limestone formations, beautiful plants, mangroves. You can go on a boat trip to feel Saona Island's white sand with your skin or book an ornithological excursion for birdwatchers.
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Jaragua National Park located in Pedernales is a turtle paradise covered with sea grapes. It has waterfalls and caves with ancient drawings of indigenous people preserved on its walls. Here you can admire oaks and big cacti, watch flocks of flamingos and hundreds of other birds, as well as ride horses. National Park Del Este in Bayahibe is considered one of the best parks in the Dominican Republic. It is famous for a large number of exotic butterflies of different species. Guides tell in detail about the animals and plants of the park. Also, it's an excellent scuba diving site. Those sensitive to sunlight are advised to take a hat and sunglasses along - the sun is particularly intensive here.
La Caleta Underwater National Park near Santo Domingo is a truly unique place. It is sure to impress both eco-tourists and fans of everything unusual. Starting from the 80s, four boats have been sunk here for the purpose of creating artificial reefs and natural habitats for endangered marine species. This is a perfect place for diving: one can swim among corals, explore sunken ships, observe the diverse and amazing marine life. Visiting this park leaves a lasting impression and is not comparable to anything else. In the park, you'll discover the Museum of Ethnology and Archeology that keeps many objects associated with the Taino people. Copyright
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"Runners Adventures" company offers guests of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Macau a unique opportunity to go on a five-hour tour of the "Monkeyland". This is an amazing garden with many beautiful trees with edible fruits and colorful flowers. Kids will be happy to meet small, friendly and fun Squirrel monkeys. They really love to communicate with people and eat fruits from their hands. Also, participants of the tour are invited to visit cocoa and coffee plantations.
Dominican Republic Art Deco Hoyo Azul tours in Punta Cana are recommended to all eco-tourists. Be sure to bring towels and swimsuits along so that you can swim in crystal-clear turquoise water of a cenote at the foot of the cliff. Children of six years and upwards can go with parents. A journey to the cenote begins with an ascent to the slope of El Farallon, during which a guide tells about the jungle plants. Above the mouth of the cave is a ladder, after which the tour continues in the interweaving of underground tunnels. After a break follows a tour of ecological paths where you can admire the ferns, orchids and other plants. Finally, you can spend half an hour swimming in the clean water of "Hoyo Azul" cenote.
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Laguna El Dudu is located in Cabrera. This is a park offering caves, amazing scenery and, most importantly, a lagoon with clear water, a system of lakes where swimming, diving, and bungee jumping are allowed. A great place for a relaxed recreation. Entrance fee is about 150 peso.
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National and city parks of Dominican Republic
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Cultural sights in regions of Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo
The oldest street of the capital is the Calle Las Damas a hiking tour through which will turn to an exciting unforgettable adventure. Tourists will find wonderful buildings of colonial era at every turn. Each of the buildings located in the street has its own unique history. The most remarkable constructions of the street are considered to be the Ozama Fortress and the Columbus house which are today open for public. The Columbus house was built by a son of an admiral. The construction presents a … Read more
Nature fans have a wonderful landmark nearby – Manati Park Bavaro. This is both a zoo and a cultural park where visitors can see many typical animals of the region, such as crocodiles, iguanas, and numerous tropical birds. Manatari Park also offers a range of interesting shows that take place daily, such as a horse show and a show with sea lions and dolphins being main actors. Visitors, who want to get acquainted with the heritage of the region, will like the Taino cultural show. Having seen … Read more
La Romana
Interesting master classes are held for museum guests every day. They can learn to make souvenirs from clay, master macrame techniques and even jewelcrafting. In the museum, you will find an interesting religious landmark - the beautiful church Iglesia San Estanislao de Cracovia. Built in 1979, now it looks like a typical medieval temple. Since its opening, the church has always been popular with newlyweds, and many world celebrities choose it for holding wedding ceremonies. One of the … Read more

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