14-Day Trip around the Dominican Republic: enjoy this two-week itinerary of the island.
14-Day Trip around the Dominican Republic? Here’s what you can do!
The Dominican Republic and its Coasts are stunning, with access to many beautiful beaches, and the surrounding landscape diversity that varies from mountain to hills, to the wild jungle, all the way to urban areas.
There is no denying that this part of the Dominican Republic is a true gem, with its gorgeous beaches, peaceful atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and impeccable architecture making it hard to ever leave. The grand variety of landscapes on the island makes the Dominican Republic one of the top destinations to visit and live worldwide.
When can you see whales in the Dominican Republic?
In this quick route of the best areas to visit in the Dominican Republic, we will show why the island has it all, from stunning beaches to high mountain tops.
This ‘classic’ itinerary touches all the main tourist attractions of the country, from the oldest city in the New World to the most beautiful beaches and natural environments, passing through the central highlands with their high-adrenaline activities.
DAY 1-2 (stay 2 days)
Start with a couple of days in Santo Domingo, exploring the Colonial Zone and experiencing the most typical Dominican experiences: a baseball game and a merengue.
DAY 3-4 (stay 2 days)
On the third day head to Jarabacoa; visit the waterfalls in the afternoon and the following day go for a rafting or canyoning tour. This is the area where the most extreme adventures of the Caribbean are concentrated and you can closely observe the rural life of the country.
DAY 5-6 (stay 2 to 3 days)
Continue north to Cabarete, perfect for water sports like kite surfing or wing foiling, and mountain biking. Enjoy a few days of beach life and diving in Sosúa and Río San Juan.
DAY 7-8 (stay 1 to 2 days)
Head east for an unforgettable whale-watching experience in the Península de Samaná. If it’s not the season, take a boat to the Parque Nacional Los Haitises to see the mangroves, cave paintings, or the waterfall near El Limón.
Whale watching in Samaná between January and March. An unforgettable experience.
DAY 9-10 (stay 1 day)
Spend two days hiking or boating in Las Galeras, or Las Terrenas.
DAY 11-12 (stay 2 to 3 days)
The southeast is perfect for those who love the sea and the resort lifestyle; you can choose between the deserted Playa Limón and the more lively Bávaro and Punta Cana.
DAY 13-14 (stay 2 days)
Returning to Santo Domingo, head southwest on the spectacular road to Barahona to see the crocodiles at Lake Enriquillo, spending a few nights out before heading back to the capital.
If you have extra time spend more days on the North Coast to practice water sports such as surfing, kite surfing, and wing foiling. Enjoy the many tours around the area. Our favorite one on a sunny day or on a hot weekend is to organize a roadtrip to Punta Rucia and admire Paradise Island, the mangroves, and some gorgeous beaches around the area.
About: Paradise Island, whose real name is Cayo Paraiso or Cayo Arena, is a coral tiny island located in the Northwest of the Dominican Republic off the coast of Puerto Plata in Punta Rucia. Of incredible beauty, Famous for the breathtaking landscape, you’ll understand why it is called Paradise Island.