Attractions, entertainment, sports, shopping, casinos and Souvenirs
If you decide to spend a vacation in the Dominican Republic, you should know that apart from luxurious beach holidays you have a lot of interest in this country. How to diversify your leisure time? Where to go and what to see in Dominican Republic? What tours are available to tourists? What gifts and Souvenirs to bring friends? Will inform you about everything.
How to navigate the place and find it all out
If on arrival at the hotel you want to get the most correct information about possible excursions, the activities available, their prices for services, find answers to any questions related to hotel accommodation, etc., – go to the information meeting with your guide. In the lobby of the hotel you will easily find the “consumer Corner” with information boards or infopackage in Russian. At the appointed time the guide or REP (representative of your tour operator or host) meets with tourists, gives you information, answers questions, solves possible problems, leave your contact for communication.
Where to go and what to see in Dominican Republic
Attractions of Dominican Republic are really worthy of attention. Offers various group and individual tours interests: thematic, historical, recreational, sports, extreme, combined. Of course, with a professional Russian-speaking guides. Many of our compatriots live in the country for many years and cater to tourists. They are interesting people who can tell you a lot about the country, culture, customs. Prices for tours in the Dominican Republic approximately the same at all. Different prices can be at different resorts, because the transport cost component is different. For example, a tour to Santo Domingo for tourists of Boca Chica is clearly cheaper than for tourists from Punta Cana, as Boca Chica is much closer to the capital. Which excursions to pay attention and what are the attractions of the Dominican Republic the most interesting – more on that later.
This tour is a bestseller, and the reviews confirm this. In the colonial part of the city, which is more than 500 years, are: the first Cathedral of America, first home, first hospital, first University. And the capital is the first city in America! The Dominican Republic ranks first in the number of first buildings. Today Santo Domingo is like any large Latin American city. A little sleepy and very colorful. The whole historical center can slowly be around for a few hours, to evaluate through the camera of the smartphone monuments of colonial architecture and the changing of the guard at the presidential Palace, to be amazed at the size and grandeur of the memorial to Columbus, look into local museums and souvenir shops. Included: entrance to museums, lunch, soft drinks. Price adult/REB. 125/85 $ for a group up to 15 persons, private tour (1-4 people) us $ 750*.
*Hereinafter the price of the excursion from Bavaro are for reference only and may vary slightly from the actual at the time of purchase.
Saona island and Altos de Chavon
Early in the morning you travel with a guide in the direction of La Romana. The first attraction is the city of artists, Altos de Chavon. This is a recreated copy of a medieval Italian city, with “Greek amphitheater”, a Museum of artifacts pre-Columbian era and the Church of St. Stanislaus. The city served as the setting for many historical films Paramount Pictures. Then down the trail to the river chavón and sit in a boat for further travel to the island of Saona in the Caribbean sea. While preparing lunch on the beach, you can swim, sunbathe, have some cocktails and move to the rhythms of merengue. And you can still feed the hand of colorful fish and take a selfie with starfish. Included: lunch, drinks, walk on the boat. Price adult/REB. 110/55 $ for a group up to 15 people.
National Park, Samana
Daily aviaekspresas for nature lovers. From 15 January to 15 March can be seen in the coastal waters of mating humpback whales that traveled 8000 km in order to produce offspring. Along the way you will stop at the largest waterfall in the Dominican Republic El Limón, as well as visits to the exotic island of Cayo Levantado (old name – Bacardi island). Included: lunch, drinks, horseback riding, boat trip. Price adult/REB. 265/225 $.
Region in the South-West of the country is famous for its picturesque scenery, interesting fauna and plants and a magnificent pristine beaches (white sand, small pebbles, colored shells). In these places, yet very quiet and very few tourists, so only in the local coastal waters you can meet the unusual inhabitants of the underwater world manatee, aka the manatee, or sea cow. Here, near the village of Cabral, is an amazing place – the magnetic pole, as the locals call it. This magnetic anomaly, which can be felt during the descent or ascent of the hill. Going down, the impression of the rise and the rise – descent, with the car in neutral gear can accelerate to a decent speed. And you will see the natural wonder of the salt lake Enriquillo, which is 40 m below sea level and is the largest natural reserve in the world, as well as five-foot American crocodile that lives in salt water. Private tour from 650 $ per person
This Central province is known for the best conditions for active recreation. Tourists enjoy the waterfalls, fast rivers and mountain peaks, mountain Biking, canyoning, paragliding, rappelling, horse riding and trekking. The most exciting and challenging rafting here too. You start from Rancho Baiguate and down the rapid river Yaque del Norte 5 km, and the highest threshold is called “Smile Tyson”, he’s 4.5 m height! Optional ascent to the Peak of Pico Duarte (3098), the highest mountain of the country and all of the Antilles. Private tour with white water rafting – from $ 450 per person
Aviaekskursiy in a neighboring state rarely ask. Extremely, expensive, and unsafe. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, and its capital Port-AU-Prince called the “city of ruins”. The tour is obzoru in the capital by minibus with a guide and protection. Stop at the souvenir market will make you experience a strong sense of danger – the views of the traders do not promise anything good, if you don’t buy. We have to buy quickly, no haggling and through the window of the car. An excess of adrenaline is guaranteed. And yet sometimes brave Russians ask this tour. Probably collect stamps in your passport. The question price: from 800 to 2 850 $.
This is not a complete list of what the Dominican Republic can offer tourists. You can get a lesson flying a Cessna (60 minutes, 1-3 passengers, 790 €) and at the same time admire panoramic views of the island from dizzying heights. Play Golf on the best fields of the country, clay pigeon shooting at the Casa de Campo, to conquer the wave on the Board or sail, diving in underwater caves, play real, or a fake wedding with his beloved and the guests, to make gorgeous photo shoot in cap Cana, to try their luck in a casino, drive a real Hummer or ATV. By the way, the rental prices of transport in the Dominican Republic divine. The minicar will cost 60 $, scooter – $ 30, SUV from hundreds and Mercedes – about 250 $. And don’t forget to buy the main brands of the country – cigars, coffee, rum and the famous mamajuana, which cures all diseases – from the flu to prostatitis and makes any man tireless in love macho.
In the Dr everything is possible and available. As they say, any whim for your money. But if the whims or little money, not too scary. For sea and sun you have already paid, this is important.