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Caribbean Vacation: Experience Adventure In The Dominican Republic

Adventure in the Dominican Republic
Adventure vacation [Image @scapepark/Instagram]
Looking for adventure in the Caribbean? The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for several reasons. Punta Cana is renowned for its idyllic beaches and resorts, while Santo Domingo is full of history and culture. Meanwhile, throughout the island, several fun and exciting options are available for the adventurer. Read on for seven options for the savvy adventurer.

Adventure Parks, Dominican Republic

Scape Park adventures
Scape Park adventures [Image @scapepark/Instagram]
The island offers a choice of several adventure parks, including Scape Park in Cap Cana in Punta Cana. Here, you can explore or swim in ancient caves, go zip lining and jump into the water, or ride the park’s splash hammocks. Other adventures include taking a cruise along idyllic beaches or snorkeling in clear, tropical waters. Once your adrenaline is done, relax in the park’s exclusive beach club.

Other adventure parks on the island offer bi-planing, exploring the canopy, driving buggies, horseback riding and more. Read more about Scape Park here.

Go Canyoning and Rappelling

Canyoning in the D.R.
Canyoning adventure [Image @godomrep/Instagram]
Among the most popular activities for adventure travelers, canyoning and rappelling come out tops and the Dominican Republic is the place to be. Among the most popular locations to choose from are the canyons of Baiguate Falls and Salto el Limon in Samana. From Puerto Plata, adventure tour groups will take you to a river valley with 150-foot rappelling and 60-foot jumps into crystal-clear waters. Find out more here.

Caving to see the island’s history

Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, D.R.
Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos [Image Vittorio Dell’Aquila/Flickr]
The Dominican Republic offers many fascinating, ancient caves where the first inhabitants of the island left their mark. Here, there are petroglyphs and pictographs, still clear to see on the walls of the caves. Among the best places to go caving are Cueva de Las Maravillas near La Romana and Los Tres Ojos National Park on the outskirts of Santo Domingo.

Paragliding in the Dominican Republic

Paragliding in the Dominican Republic
Paragliding [Image by 27707 from Pixabay]
The popular sport of paragliding is a year-round adventure in the Dominican Republic and there are several places to do so. Imagine paragliding above the Dominican Republic’s mountainous towns of Constanza and Jarabacoa, seeing the towns from an alternative viewpoint. Go flying over peaks and waterfalls, villages and plantation fields, taking in the Caribbean nation from every direction. If you bear in mind that Jarabacoa was once a film set for popular Hollywood movies like Jurassic Park, you can anticipate what an adventure it is.

Surfing the Caribbean waves

Surfing in the Dominican Republic
Surfing [Image by Christo Anestev from Pixabay]
The Dominican Republic offers a number of surfing spots including Cabarete, a site also popular for kite surfing and windsurfing. Meanwhile, Macao in Punta Cana is an excellent surfing spot, as is Punta Popy and Playa Bonita on the Samana Peninsula.

Whitewater rafting in the Dominican Republic

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting/Kayaking [Image @kayakriveradventures/Instagram]
The Caribbean is not known for white-water rafting, but the Dominican Republic is different. Here, those beautiful canyons mentioned earlier for canyoning adventures also make the most magical spots for a white-water rafting adventure. One major place for a white-water rafting experience is down the Yaque del Norte River. Known as the longest river in the Caribbean, starting out from Jarabacoa makes for an unforgettable experience.

Zip lining in the Caribbean

Zip lining in the Dominican Republic
Zip lining adventure [Image @puntacanatours/Instagram]
The Dominican Republic offers several parks for zip lining and one is just a short drive from Punta Cana. This adventure takes you to the island’s Oriental Mountain Range, where its steep hills and deep valleys are perfect for a zip-lining adventure.

Have a true adventure in the Dominican Republic, seeing the Caribbean from a whole different angle. Find out more about the island on its official tourism website.


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