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Dominican Republic, By Sea

This Caribbean oasis encourages you to dive into its aquatic attractions—kitesurfing, diving, whale-watching and more.
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Samana Bay, Dominican Republic
Humans aren’t the only mammals who make their way to the warm waters of Dominican Republic each winter. Some 3,000 to 5,000 humpback whales return every year, from mid-January to March, to Samaná Bay on the country’s north coast. Here they give...
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playa, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
Continue a few hours northwest along the coast from Samaná, and you’ll arrive at Playa Cabarete, popularly known as Kite Beach. With an offshore reef protecting the bay and steady trade winds blowing, the bay offers perfect conditions to try...
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Playa Bahia de Las Aguilas, Dominican Republic
In the far southwestern corner of Dominican Republic, Bahía de las Águilas (translated literally, the Bay of Eagles) is generally recognized as one of the country’s most stunning beaches. It requires some effort to get...
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Cayo Levantado, 32000, Dominican Republic
Samaná Bay on Dominican Republic’s north coast already feels pretty remote, a destination that moves at its own leisurely pace. A day trip to Cayo Levantado, an island in the bay, provides an opportunity to further escape from the...
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La Caleta, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic may be relatively small—the state of West Virginia is larger, to provide a sense of scale—but it offers a wealth of dive sites along its thousand miles of coastline. Mangroves, wrecks, underwater caverns, and offshore reefs all...
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Rio Yaque del Norte, 41000, Dominican Republic
The aquatic attractions of Dominican Republic are not limited to those in the Caribbean Sea. Inland the country is crossed by mountain ranges that include the highest point in the Caribbean (Duarte Peak, with an altitude of 10,417 feet). The rain...