Southeastern Dominican Republic
The southeastern region of the Dominican Republic is the country’s main tourism hub that connects the capital, Santo Domingo, with the top beach destination, Punta Cana. The vast collection of tourist attractions that exist in this large expanse will leave you speechless.
Starting with the capital, Santo Domingo is one of the most interesting and fun cities in the Caribbean. Its magnificent colonial treasures, including the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, the Columbus Alcazar and the Ozama Fortress, to name a few, represent the first footprints that Europeans made on American soil over 500 years ago. In addition to its rich history, the city also has a lively nightlife, delicious food, museums, shows, concerts, shopping and incredible parks. In summary, Santo Domingo is a city that has everything for you to begin enjoying an unforgettable vacation.
Traveling eastward, along the Caribbean coast, the surprises never cease. First, visit Boca Chica, “Santo Domingo’s beach,” a laid back and fun destination only 30 minutes from the Colonial City. Continue to Juan Dolio and San Pedro de Macorís, two places that will amaze you. The first because of its lovely beaches and cosmopolitan atmosphere, and the latter because of its tremendous cultural wealth and natural jewels, like the incredible Cave of Wonders.
La Romana, Altos de Chavón and Bayahibe are destinations that can easily give new meaning to your idea of a perfect vacation. White-sand beaches, water that is perfect for fishing and scuba diving, golf courses, a striking replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village, the best Dominican and international cuisine, the magnificent Cotubanamá National Park, with its lush vegetation and caves decorated by the ancient Tainos, and last but not least, two idyllic Caribbean gems: Catalina Island and Saona Island. Simply irresistible!
And on the eastern end of the island we come across the crown jewel of Dominican tourism: Punta Cana, one of the most popular beach destinations in the world. This stretch of Dominican coastline, from Uvero Alto in the north, to Cap Cana and Juanillo in the south, crossing through the one-of-a-kind Bávaro Beach, is everything you have ever wanted for enjoying life by the sea. Make the most of the spectacular resorts, idyllic beaches, incomparable nightlife, and countless adventure and entertainment alternatives. In summary, choose from all types of experiences with which to spend several days that you will remember forever.
Beyond its extraordinary beaches, southeastern Dominican Republic is also the location of places such as Higüey, the perfect destination for experiencing the authentic local culture. The Basilica-Cathedral of Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the nation, and the 16th-century Church of San Dionisio are just two of the many landmarks. Additionally, the Anamuya region and the Maimón River have become a magnet for thrill seekers thanks to the fun adventure and ecotourism alternatives available here, relatively close to Punta Cana.
This unique journey through southeastern Dominican Republic ends on the southern coast of the incomparable Bay of Samaná, a place that will amaze just about anyone. The untouched beaches near Miches; the incredible nature at Los Haitises National Park , Redonda Lagoon and Limón Lagóon; and the hundreds of humpback whales that visit the bay every year are just some of the treasures waiting to be discovered in this part of the country.
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