Collected by Desiree Young
Damajagua 57000, Dominican Republic
Even though Puerto Plata is a city set by the ocean, it only takes about 30 minutes to be completely engulfed in the jungle. At the 27 Charcos waterfall park on the banks of the Damajagua River, there are 27 different waterfalls which tumble their...
5 km 10.5, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
Doing yoga to the sounds of the surf on Kite Beach? Amazing! Yoga Cabarete is located almost on top of the sand at Kite Beach. You can namaste to the sunrise and sunset, as the beach faces North, and watch as kite boarders throw themselves to the...
El Encuentro Surf Lodge, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is home to some of the Caribbean’s best world class surf breaks. The North, East and South coasts of the Dominican Republic all experience different swell and seasonal surfing conditions. The North coast, bordering on the...
Playa Las Galeras, Las Galeras Las Galeras Samana, Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic
Kiosco Las Galeras is a seafood shack at the end of the only road into town, where it terminates at the main, white sand beach of Las Galeras. The seafood is all fresh caught and, in some cases, still kicking. Everything is served with platanos...
Playa Diamante, 33000, Dominican Republic
At Diamond Beach (playa diamante) in Cabrera, Dominican Republic, you can walk out into the water 200ft before it even gets above your knees. A natural hot spring runs beneath the cove and warms the sand under your feet. Pull up a chair underneath...
A trip to the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is a highlight of any visit to the Dominican Republic. The network of trails leads through beautiful tropical forest and delivers visitors to 12 freshwater lagoons, some of which are open...
The lionfish is one of the most beautiful species of fish in the world, but it is also one of the most destructive – and invasive species throughout the Caribbean, the lionfish feeds on a wide array of local fish, and has pushed some Dominican...
Boulevard Fishing Lodge, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic features some of the most pristine reef systems in the Caribbean, and the reef just off the shore of the Puntacana Resort & Club can be explored even by beginner snorkelers and scuba divers (though currents can be strong...
Even if your green thumb is crooked, you’ll love getting under the sea to serve as a coral gardener with the marine biologists, divers, and naturalists of the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve. The Coral First Aid Speciality PADI program...
Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
You’ll have to time your visit around the earth’s gravitational steward for this one (unless the full moon rises more than once a month these days), but if you do happen to be visiting the Dominican during a full moon, don’t miss your chance to...
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Puntacana Farmers' Market at the Puntacana Village is open for business each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and features local producers and artisans selling goods ranging from fresh fruits and veggies to award-winning local honey to organic...
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Musa de Coral is a Puntacana Village design shop with a verve and vigor that is wholly Dominican. Products at this small, intimate shop are all handmade and local, and include one-of-a-kind clothing and coral jewelry of excellent quality—half a...
Peninsula de Samana, 32000, Dominican Republic
Luckily, there still are places in the world enough untouched to spend a week like Robinson Crusoe--unplugged, unstructured, by the sea. On the Samana Peninsula of the Dominican Republic, I found a small guest house that had space in the back...
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