True cultural wonders to discover
The Dominican Republic is a country particularly proud of its culture and its past. By visiting its main cities, you will have little difficulty in understanding how much its cultural heritage matters to its inhabitants. You will make wonderful discoveries that will enrich your knowledge of the country. Your camera will be a very useful tool to capture its most beautiful historical works.
In Santo Domingo, the capital, visit the passage to the Parque Colon and the Parque Independencia in order to understand the history of the country. The convent of the Dominicans also traces the past of the Dominican Republic. In these places, Fray Anton de Montesinos defended human rights for the first time in favour of the Taino Indians.
In Santiago, Montecristi, Puerta Plata and La Vega, other surprises await you. Some must-see visits include the ruins of the Isabela and the Jewish Museum in Puerta Plata. In Santiago, do not miss the Palacio Consistorial and its various cultural centres. You will be amazed by the clock tower embellishing Montecristi while in La Vega, immerse yourself in the ruins of La Vega Vieja.
Great excursions in the countryside
If the cultural heritage of the Dominican Republic delights history buffs, its nature promises beautiful experiences to lovers of escape. In this country with panoramas of dreams, you will be endlessly amazed. Among its most beautiful sites, during a hike, discover the falls of Agua Blancas or the National Park of Montecristi.
For relaxation and lazy days, the best destinations are in Punta Cana and Punta Plata. Their famous beaches are great for surfing and kitesurfing. If you are a diving enthusiast, you will have to take a boat and sail to Samana, Montecristi or Juan Dolio.