The diverse scenery from the mountain to rivers carving their way through the lush jungle and stunning waterfalls are just some of the reasons to visit the Dominican Republic. Situated off the North American continent in the turquoise water of the Caribbean Island. It would be absolutely wrong to think that the Dominican Republic is just another beach getaway. With its rich heritage, an array of adventure travel and scenic views, the country as create a unique niche for itself in the Caribbean.
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Why should you visit the Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic is not only a perfect setting for the movie The Blue Lagoon but truly a place of unique beauty. Mountain-bikers, windsurfers, hikers, climbers and even whale-watchers are well catered for. From the seemingly endless white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and coral reefs to the large natural inland swimming spot, and swaying palm trees. It is definitely worth a visit.
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1. The Active Dominican Republic
What to do, what to do? Lie on a beach all day? Or enjoy the wonderful range of activities on offer? Either way, you can’t really lose and there’s not much you can’t do here on the water – highlights include kitesurfing, snorkelling and catamaran cruise. Stop at the unspoiled beach of Playa Blanca to swim in the crystal-clear water of this tropical paradise or play on one of the white-sand beaches shaded by coconut palms.
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On land, you’ll need to decide between fabulous hiking, zip lining or horseback riding. Walk, trot or gallop—depending on your skill and preference—along with the beautiful Anamuya River or get your adrenaline pumping as you zip line across the breathtaking landscape. Whatever you opt to do here, we promise you a truly unforgettable experience.
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2. The Splendid Photo Opportunity
The island’s culture is of the visceral kind. You’ll need to search for it beyond the condo towers and congested roads. Sometimes, it seems the Dominicanos does not wish to show outsiders it’s cultural magnitude. Cling spectacularly to the beauty of Dominican Republic and capture a postcard-perfect picture in a dramatic way. Head out to the beach at sunset, when a kaleidoscopic flurry of hues melts into the sea and get an opportunity to hear the intoxicating patterns of salsa beats.
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Behave like a local when you join the Dominicanos at Montaña Redonda to take photos swinging in sky-high swing sets, hammocks and teeter-totters, or flying on broomsticks. The Dominicanos traditions have been shaped by generations of cultural synthesis, celebration and setback, and it has emerged today as vivid and indomitable
3. Caribbean Beaches
The Dominican Republic inspires Caribbean daydreams for good reason: it can satisfy both the lethargic beach bum and the budding big-wave surfer – all in a long weekend. Its coral reefs host a riot of fantastical fish and the shores shimmer like crushed pearls. On some beaches, you’ll have plenty of company. In other places like Samana or Las Terrenas, you might have some of the world’s best stretches of sand entirely to yourself. If the sands that rim the island tempt you to stay, you can opt for sizeable resorts or independent guesthouses for watching those seaside sunsets from your room.
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4. The Dominicanos Table
A trip to the Dominican Republic can include a range of activities, but the one you simply cannot live without is dining. The cuisines are highly influenced by Spanish and Africa making it one of the best destination for a delicious meal. Whether you opt for the made-to-order fresh-lobster in Las Palmas or the traditional recipe of La Bandera, Dominican Republic still stands as a haven for food lovers.
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Nigerians will need to get a visa to The Dominican Republic. However, Nigerians that hold a valid permanent resident card or a valid visa from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or any European Union nation, do not need to obtain a visa to the Dominican Republic. These individuals will need to only purchase a Tourist Card.
The easiest way to get to The Dominican Republic is by flying. However, note there might be stops, depending on the airline you are travelling with. Book here now.
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