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    Playa Rincon

    5
    12 reviews

    Arrive at an open beach that is 3-4 miles long, with white sands and palm trees stretching as far as you can see, and lush green mountains in the background. You have it all to yourself as there is absolutely no one on it. No development, no lifeguard, restroom, nothing. Untouched beach with waves gently lap the shores, and soft ...

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    Punta Cana Ecological Park

    5
    4 reviews

    A half-kilometer south of Punta Cana Resort and Club, the Punta Cana Ecological Park covers almost 8 sq km of protected coastal and inland habitat and is home to some 80 bird species, 160 insect species and 500 plant species. Visitors can take very worthwhile 90-minute guided tours taken in English, French, German or Spanish through a lush 18-hectare portion ...

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    Playa Limon

    4
    3 reviews

    Way off the beaten track is Playa Limon, a long, sweeping, and gorgeous beach lined with a thick forest of coconut trees--a Caribbean beach at its best. Though tour groups occasionally stop here, you'll pretty much have it to yourself most days. Be sure to BYO drinks and eats--there are no businesses or vendors on the beach. (No worries if ...

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  • 4

    Cascada El Limon

    4.5
    11 reviews

    A great adventure that you will never forget, this trip takes you to the interior of the peninsula where the mountains reach a height of 2,100 feet. You will get to go on horseback for 30 minutes along very steep paths with incredible tropical vegetation, wildlife, coffee and cocoa plants and a great variety of tropical fruits. When you arrive ...

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  • 5

    Playa Madama

    Camino A Playa Madama, República Dominicana
    4.5
    4 reviews

    One of the cutest, most protected little beaches I’ve ever seen. Arrive on foot, horseback or by boat. Good swimming. Explore the cave.

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  • 6

    Cabo Cabron

    Cabo Cabron, 32000, Dominican Republic
    4
    1 review

    The dive sites off this point are some of the best in the area. The hardy can hike here from Rincon Beach. There are some lagoons to explore.

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    Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauración

    4
    10 reviews

    The Monument of Santiago (formally Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration) is the monument erected in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros. Originally built under the dictatorship of Trujillo in his honor, named the Peace Monument of Trujillo. It was designed by architect Henry Gazón Bona. Its construction began in the centenary year of National Independence 1944, and ...

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    Fortaleza Ozama

    Calle Las Damas at Padre Billini
    3.5
    3 reviews

    The Fortaleza Ozama is an interesting stop, especially if you enjoy clambering among old military buildings, checking out cannons and rifle embrasures, and imagining what life must have been like for the soldiers who lived within these walls over 400 years ago. A short guided tour is the best way to learn about the fort--plus it's totally affordable and offered ...

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    Santiago de los caballeros

    Santiago, Dominican Republic
    4
    3 reviews
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  • 10

    Parque Nacional Los Haitises

    4.5
    7 reviews

    Only accessible by boat. Wild protected ecological area with little hills in water, caves, Tainos pictures, mangroves, birds... Marvelous

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    Laguna Limon

    4
    2 reviews

    Laguna Limon is a large freshwater lagoon that opens into the ocean on the easternmost end of Playa Limon. It is a part of an ecological reserve so the wetlands and mangroves that surround it are home to a large variety of birds. Boat tours can be taken of the lagoon; you can book one with the local hotel/restaurant/tour operator ...

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    Saona Island

    South of Bayahibe, La Romana Dominican Republic
    4.5
    16 reviews

    Thursday was micks excursion...he chose the caribbean cruise we met the coach at the lobby at 7:00 on the dot... our guide was called Roberto... he talked to us about the agriculture eg sugar cane mangos grown in the punta cana area... the island of Saona that we visited that day and looked after us very well throughout the day. ...

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  • 13

    Playa del Macao

    4
    13 reviews

    Playa Macao is a beautiful, classic Caribbean beach just north of Punta Cana/Bavaro. It's the best--and closest--surfing spot to Punta Cana with a bunch of fast and hollow waves from both beach and reef-point breaks. Watching the surfers and just chilling out on the beach also is a popular sport--the only downer is that ATV tour groups occasionally come tearing ...

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  • 14

    Dolphin Explorer

    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    4.5
    13 reviews

    We Were picked up from the hotel at 9.25 by the dolphin explorer bus.... on arrival we were given a video of the expectations of the experience 1st we were taken to meet and greet a sea lion nathan and mitchel had a photo taken... we were then taken to a place where the boys could change and collect there ...

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  • 15

    Playa Grande

    Playa Grande, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
    4.5
    11 reviews

    That's a Sting Ray. Me and him are best friends now.

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    Zona Colonial

    Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
    5
    8 reviews

    Ciudad Colonial (Spanish for "Colonial City") is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest permanent European settlement of the New World. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[1] It is colloquially known as "Zona Colonial" (Colonial Zone). The Ciudad Colonial is located on the west bank of the Ozama River, which bisects the city. ...

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  • 17

    Cabarete

    Cabarete, Dominican Republic
    4.5
    11 reviews

    Wonderful place. Small enough to enjoy with all the basics - good base for island touring on by or moto bike treks - good local seafood yummie !

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  • 18

    Boca Chica

    30 kilómetros al este de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo 10101 Dominican Republic
    4
    13 reviews

    BEST PLACE FOR FRIED FISH AND YANIKEKES,COLD BEER,FOOT MASSAGE WITHOUT LEAVIN YOURE BEACH CHAIR

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  • 19

    Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic
    4.5
    2 reviews

    Limon Hills is the most beautiful place I've ever been in my life. It's Eco pristine environment,a two-bedroom two-bath newly built Villa with its huge swimming pool and Jacuzzi, all with ocean and mountain views nestled on a bluff overlooking the beautiful Caribbean ocean with a refreshing ocean breeze Limon Hills is a beautiful vacation spot for honeymoon couples, families, ...

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  • 20

    Parque Colon

    Calle El Conde at Isabel la Catolica
    4
    9 reviews

    I have a soft spot for public squares in Latin America--places where people of all ages meet up, shoot the breeze for a while, feed the pigeons, eat a churro (or elote or cotton candy or....), and watch little kids in big sneakers chase each other around. Parque Colon is all this plus a historic cathedral, street performers, tour guides, ...

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