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Dominican inland pearls: Jarabacoa

Located on high elevation in the Dominican Republic’s Cordillera Central (central region), Jarabacoa is one of the country’s inland pearls. A historical town with many lush attractions like waterfalls, rivers and forests. At a 2 hours drive from Santo Domingo and a 4.5 hours from Punta Cana, a visit to Jarabacoa can be made into…

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February 17, 2019

Las Dunas de Bani – chill in the dreamy dunes

A dreamy weekend away, or a few days of nature devotion: the Dominican Republic has space for it all. Where we talked about cenotes, mountains and paradises before, this week we’re focusing on another natural spectacle: desert grounds. Las dunas de Bani are beautiful sandy dunes in the south of the island, and you definitely…

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February 10, 2019

Try something different: sleep on the beach on Isla Saona

“Have you never been to Isla Saona?? Really, didn´t you go, you must go!!” This is something you might hear a few times when you are visiting or living in Punta Cana. Most people go to Isla Saona for a day. But wouldn´t it be adventurous to do things a bit differently and spend a…

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February 7, 2019

The stunning region of North West Dominican Republic

Just like a famous child by this name, the North West Dominican Republic region has lots to offer the world (although we can’t be sure about the baby’s part in this sentence). The North West of the Dominican Republic is all stunning coast and lush mountain ranges – be sure to pay a visit. We’ve…

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July 15, 2018

Coastal Puerto Plata, the oldest city in the north

Almost completely visible from the port, Puerto Plata is a charming coastal town surrounded by the Isabel de Torres hills on the South and Southwest, and the Atlantic Ocean on the north. While it’s the ninth city in the DR, it’s the oldest and biggest city in the north and a big contributor to the…

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July 1, 2018

Altos de Chavon: 16th century, Mediterranean charm

Once upon a time…two men decided to create an artisan village in the middle of the Dominican countryside. Strange? Not really, if you consider one of these men, American industrialist Charles Bluhdorn, is credited as the father of the Dominican tourism industry. Together with Italian architect and cinematographer Roberto Copa, he built this re-creation of…

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June 24, 2018

Visit stunning Lake Enriquillo and count the crocodiles

Time to explore the South West of the Dominican Republic! While it’s on the opposite side of Punta Cana, there’s no reason not to visit this stunning piece of the country if you’re here for a while. Very different from the obvious beauty of turquoise waters and pearly beaches is the mysterious Lake Enriquillo (Lago…

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June 17, 2018

Laguna El Dudu, Cabrera, República Dominicana

Cabrera is a quite, lesser known part of the Dominican Republic, that harbors a bunch of secret gems. With tourism that is more focussed on nature and less on resorts and beaches, it’s an excellent getaway for those who want to discover some of the special attractions in DR. Today, we want you to discover…

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June 10, 2018

Welcome to Barahona pt 2: city adventures

In our last blog, we talked about the province of Barahona and showed you everything it has to offer regarding its unique flora and fauna and beautiful nature. But this time, we’ll take you to the city! Read more about activities and sights that Barahona has to offer below. Barahona city As a small, industrial…

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June 3, 2018

Welcome to Barahona pt 1: ecotourism at its best

The Dominican Republic is famous for its pristine beaches and great resorts, which is why many people opt for a holiday on the east coast. Well today, we’re going to let you in on an open secret and shine a light on the beautiful province Barahona, in the southwest of the Dominican Republic. It’s called…

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May 27, 2018