All around the Dominican Republic in 10 seashores

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Rincon Beach, Samana Peninsula“Wow!” “Breathtaking!” “Very best in the Carib!” These are common comments from site visitors at this 4-kilometer-lengthy seashore that stays free of major growth. Simply because it is not basic to obtain — ferry vacation from Las Galeras or forty five minutes or so on a bumpy road — it typically retains a secluded come to feel.

Samana BayIn addition to stunning beach locations, Samana Bay is famed for its hundreds of humpback whales. Visitors can view them in a concentrated region of the bay in the course of their mating rituals and in winter season calving time.

Juanillo Seashore, Punta CanaOn the japanese stop of the region, Punta Cana is a single of the Dominican Republic’s most well-liked tourist locations. Juanillo Beach is a little far more secluded and minor little bit more difficult to locate than some of the area’s a lot more well acknowledged spots. That keeps it relatively quiet.

Punta CanaDiving, snorkeling, para-sailing — if you can do it on, in or over the h2o, you can do it with 1 of Punta Cana’s many tour operators. The fishing’s hot as well, apparently.

Saona Island1 of the DR’s most well-known attractions (and a working day excursion from Punta Cana), Saona Island is renowned for turquoise waters, pristine shorelines, groves of coconut palms and one particular of its earliest website visitors: Christopher Columbus, who supposedly named it soon after a good friend from Savona, Italy.

Catalina IslandThough the coral-formed Catalina Island is modest — less than ten sq. kilometers — it supports a assorted array of maritime, fowl and plant life. Coral formations close to shore indicate fantastic snorkeling and diving.

BarahonaIn the southwest corner of the nation, taken out from key tourist zones, Barahona sees few tourists. But the landscape is spectacular, with three countrywide parks in the spot and a wild, beautiful shoreline. This one’s for the off-the-trodden-trail varieties.

BayahibeA fishing village with vibrant homes, progressively well-liked Bayahibe delivers a amount of pursuits — kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, paddle-boarding — but some say it has the greatest scuba diving in the country.

Playa CaribeBecause it is typically just a forty five-moment drive from Santo Domingo, Playa Caribe and nearby Juan Dolio are well-known working day excursions for people of the capital. Playa Caribe is a small beach with generally serene waters. There are no bars or dining establishments, only an area for umbrella and chair rentals.

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