ISLANDS + CAYES
In addition to the mainland’s sparkling beaches, the DR boasts multiple offshore cayes with an even more stunning sea and sand environment. Hop on a catamaran sail to breathtaking Saona or Catalina islands, home to the Caribbean’s longest natural pool, and beaches stretching as far as the eye can see against iridescent turquoise waters. Cayo Arena, off the coast of Puerto Plata, is ideal for a snorkeling trip. Off the coast of Samaná, Cayo Levantado is a perfect lunch and swim escape—often included in tours of Los Haitises, but you can also overnight at the on—site, luxury resort. Off the coast of Montecristi are the most off-the-beaten track cays of the Siete Hermanos.
Island excursions are offered year-round, and are particularly enjoyable during the summer season, when crowds are fewer.
SURFING + KITESURFING
A top Caribbean destination for wind sports, the DR is ground zero for surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing. Whether novice or expert, there’s a Dominican coastline ideal for your preferred activity. Cabarete’s steady trade winds have earned the beach town its professional kitesurfing reputation, active with certified schools and instructors. Daytime surfing is followed by nightly entertainment to soothe the muscles. Kite Beach attracts the experts, who are a joy to watch. Surfers of all levels flock to Playa Encuentro for lessons from award winning surf instructors. On the Samaná Peninsula, Las Terrenas offers its fair share of kitesurfing at Punta Popy, and surfing at Playa Bonita. In Punta Cana, Macao is renowned for surfing, while Playa Blanca attracts kitesurfers.
Wherever you end up on our Atlantic shoreline or in the Caribbean Sea, you’ll enjoy our year-round Dominican winds and waves.
Hilly towns, mountainous villages, and protected parks provide ample opportunity for mountain biking. In Cabarete, adventure outfitters can take riders on multiple trails of varying difficulty inside El Choco National Park, including an intense 50-meter (31-mile) endurance challenge. The central mountainous region’s winding, traffic-free roads line plantations–from Jarabacoa to Constanza–and are ideal to explore on mountain bike, with rivers and waterfalls for cooling off along the way. Bayahíbe’s Cotubanamá National Park, ideally close to the town’s white sand beaches, is as mystical as it gets, with paths leading towards spring water-filled caves.
Mountain bikes, with essential protective gear, are available year-round in the major resort towns, or through adventure tour operators.
Perched at an altitude of 529 meters (1,736 feet), this scenic mountain resort town is a favorite escape of Santiago and Santo Domingo city dwellers. They flock here in search of cool temperatures, fresh rivers, and sweeping green landscapes flanked by dense pine forests and coffee-producing mountains. An eco-tourism hub easily accessed via modern highways, Jarabacoa–meaning “place of waters” in Taino–boasts a variety of charming accommodations, from riverside ranches and eco-lodges to luxury vacation villas perched in the mountains.
On this trip we travel from north to south through the Cibao valley. In Santo Domingo we visit the colonial zone (cathedral, house of Christopher Columbus, etc). Afterwards we visit the lighthouse “El Faro de Colon” (tomb of Christopher Colombus), the cave of the 3 eyes and a local market (Mercado Modelo).
Includes: All entrances, drinks on the bus
Day 01: Arrive in Bangkok Phuket International Airport. Meet by local guide/rep at after immigration and custom clearance. Transfer to Phuket on Over-night in Phuket.
Day 02: Breakfast in hotel. Fullday hi Phi Island Tour:- Tour Programme Pick up from hotel by air-conditioned vehicle and transfer to the pier at Royal Marina. Choose complimentary fins and mask. Soft drinks, tea and coffee provided. Depart for Phi Phi Islands.
Discover a small paradises corner of the Country, the Island of Saona. We will pick up at your hotel to go to Puerto Plata airport, where we will take the plane in direction of Romana. A small breakfast will be serving. Then, on a speed boat, you will have the chance the visit Bayahibe beach and snorkeling in the most beautiful corals reefs. Our next stop will be done at the largest natural swimming pool of the country, where you will be able to take a cocktail and admire starfishes in its clear turquoise water. Later, we will leave foot Saona Island, where a delicious diner will be served. After diner, you will have time for yourself. And finally we will return by catamaran on ground and then, by plane to your hotel.
We start our tour near Puerto Plata and drive through the sugar plantations to see the mountains for some beautiful views. Also we visit a Dominican village and drive back to the beach where you can swim and take some beautiful pictures.
Includes: Transportation and all entrances, soft drinks
A trip to get knows the country ant its people. We will climb a 7 level waterfall, see a bull ranch, a botanical garden and visit a Dominican family in the mountains. These are just a few of our stops on this unforgettable trip.