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Costa de Coco

Where To Go On Holiday In The Dominican Republic

A jewel in the Caribbean’s crown, the Dominican Republic is every inch as idyllic as you’re led to believe, with crystal clear waters, alluring white sand and palm fringed beaches. But look beyond the 900 miles of coastline and you’ll also discover a country that’s steeped in culture and rich in commanding scenery.

For those in search of paradise the coast won’t disappoint, with plentiful beach resorts sprawling across the southern Costa de Coco coastline. To experience life under the water look no further than Sosua where colourful tropical fish and lush coral reef await. Alternatively learn to surf in Cabarete, or discover one of the many quaint fishing villages dotted along the coastal road between Barahona and Oviedo where deserted beaches entice intrepid travellers.

Santa Barbara de Samana offers the opportunity to watch humpback whales between January and March, as well as excursions to the bewitching El Limon and Lulu Waterfall’s, and a chance to zipwire across Samana.

The capital and UNESCO world heritage site of Santo Domingo is characterised by its magnificent old quarter draped with colonial buildings, the impressive Faro a Colón Lighthouse and, of course, comes with beautiful beaches to boot too. Here you’ll also find the stunning Park of Three Eyes of Water and the quirky Chu Chu Colonial tourist train to transport you around the city.

In land you’ll encounter breathtaking mountain scenery, small but perfectly formed towns, verdant jungle and majestic waterfalls so it’s well worth taking some time to escape the beaten track and discover the heart of this warm and welcoming country too.

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