Our travel guides, which are curated by Simply Dominican editors and a network of local correspondents, highlight the best hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, and things to do in the world’s most exciting destinations.
The world class destination
By Salvador Batista.
The most internationally renowned destination is La Romana, thanks to its famous tourist complex, Casa de Campo.
But this does not stop here, since this beautiful province has one of the most impressive tourist attractions in the Dominican Republic, called Altos de Chavón, which is characterized by being a spectacular stone amphitheater, in the Roman style, with capacity for more than 4,000 people.
Most of the Hispanic-American artists have performed at it, from Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Heart, Carlos Santana to Julio Iglesias, Chayanne, Marc Anthony, Luis Miguel, Daddy Yankee, Victor Manuelle, Franco de Vita, Gloria Estefan, Ana Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias, Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, and Don Omar, among others.
This beautiful destination that is La Romana is characterized by having such impressive tourist attractions as Bayahibe Beach, just 20 minutes away, and Dominicus Beach.
To this is added that from the Port of La Romana boats, catamarans and boats set sail to the paradisiacal Saona Islands and Catalina Island. Saona Island is the largest in surface area than Catalina and is located within the Parque Nacional del Este.
We can say that La Romana constitutes one of the most important tourist centers in the Dominican Republic, for having a very active tourist activity, thanks to a high concentration of luxury villas and apartments, and the main golf courses not only in the country, but of the world.
Where is Always Spring!
By Salvador Batista
Those interested in doing ecological and adventure tourism in the Dominican Republic have Jarabacoa, the best option, thanks to its natural attractions for which it has been baptized as the municipality Where Always is Spring!
What characterizes this part of the country is the diversity of landscapes it presents, which make it unique, especially its flora and fauna, especially migratory birds and butterflies.
The town of Jarabacoa is full of traditions and cultural values, and its residents are characterized by being helpful people who motivate you to return again and again.
In recent years, Jarabacoa has seen the arrival of foreign visitors interested in this type of tourism grow, causing an increase in the construction of tourist infrastructures.
Currently more than 12% of its residents live from tourism and thanks to the international projection it has had in recent years, they have made it one of the favorite places in the country.
Adventure lovers who visit this town have a range of sports activities such as: river-rafting, canyoning, cascading, mountain biking, four wheels, all-terrain vehicles, horseback riding, paragliding, hiking, competition of paso fino horses, among other
The natural spas are part of its attractions, highlighting the Salto de Jimenoa I, a 60-meter high waterfall with a pleasant natural pool, and the Salto de Jimenoa II, which has a drop of 40 meters.
Santa Bárbara de Samaná
By Salvador Batista
One of the most complete Provinces, in tourist terms, that the Dominican Republic has is Santa Bárbara de Samaná.
In it you can find natural and tropical landscapes, as well as history and culture, which will motivate you to rediscover this interesting point of the country.
When visiting Samaná you will find excellent attractions that identify it and if you do not photograph yourself in them, few will believe that you visited this beautiful destination.
From the Iglesia San Peter or La Chorcha, one of the most emblematic architectural jewels, the Pueblo Príncipe square, the main place that identifies, that you have been or are in Samaná, to the Bridges of Samaná, which connect the mainland with the keys Linares and Vigía, you can see in this charming place.
But if you want to go to the natural and tropical, Samaná offers, the Boca del Diablo which is an opening on the top of a small cliff of about 30 meters and Playa Rincón, classified among the ten most beautiful beaches in the world for its natural conditions and that it has the mighty river Caño Frío.
Another place that you cannot miss is Cayo Levantado, which is characterized by its spectacular palm trees, its turquoise water and the tranquility that it exhibits for its visitors.
And a Little More!
By Salvador Batista
With more than 32 kilometers of beaches, white sands and beautifully clear waters, this is the most internationally renowned destination and the one that more than 4 million tourists visit each year.
That “traveler” who enjoys visiting exotic tropical destinations, has Punta Cana on his agenda, so if you are one of those, think no more and come and rediscover it.
Something that is striking is that this area of the Dominican Republic has many activities, which at no time will you get bored, starting from the artistic to the aquatic.
Punta Cana has a wide range of excursions to water parks, nearby islands, plantations, rum farms and horseback riding. I recommend you go out and have at least one of these experiences.
It is good to keep in mind that Punta Cana, which has everything a tourist like you is looking for: An international airport, with flights from different parts of the world, shopping centers, international brand stores, restaurants with great gastronomy and especially beaches that they will be difficult to forget.