In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is the most visited country in all of the Caribbean and that’s pretty impressive considering how popular this part of the world is with tourists. To thoroughly explore this wonderful country, you would need months, if not years and that is why we have decided to let you know about a few places that you just cannot miss.
If it is nature you are looking for, in all its sizes and variants, then you just have to visit the Eastern National Park. This park is bubbling with endemic animal life and even features a grand coral reef system. It also gives you a chance to check out some pre-Columbian art. We must also not forget about the Saona Island and its breath-taking beaches.
Another part of Dominican Republic that will absolutely stun you with its beauty is the Samaná Peninsula and the bay of the same name. The peninsula is home of Parque Nacional Los Haïtises, a national park consisting of crystal clear waters, little islands covered with jungle and indescribably beautiful rock formations that stick out of the ocean. Playa Rincon – one of the most incredible beaches in the world – is also found on the Samaná Peninsula.
When we are on the subject of beautiful beaches, we simply must tell you about Bahía de Las Águilas, a six-mile long white sand beach that is so remote nothing has been built there. The best way to get to it is from the village called LaCueva. Trust us, it is one of the most spectacular beaches in the world.
Of course, you will also want to spend some time in Santo Domingo, the capital of the country and the oldest city in the New World. The city boasts incredibly picturesque cobbled streets, impressive Spanish Colonial architecture and bars and restaurants that will keep you occupied for days. Make sure to visit the Alcazar De Colón, Ozama Fort, Columbus Palace as well as the Malecón.