Ecotourism in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is not only a sunny destination where you come to tan under the sun. It also has an incredible ecotourism potential, unique in the Caribbean, and the natural resources to develop ecotourism and adventure tourism.

Nature tourism in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic has several national parks all over its territory, scientific reserves, protected areas that allow the conservation and the observation of local fauna and flora, including endemic species.
Each park has its particularities and its own wealth for adventure and ecotourism. Dominican Republic has an important biodiversity thanks to the climatic and geographic variations from a region to another. Each region of the Dominican Republic has its own climatic characteristics and its own biodiversity.

The island has the higher mountain of the Caribbean, the Duarte peak (+ than 3000 meters), which is a great spot for mountains treks, the Enriquillo lake, the largest salt lake of the Caribbean, where crocodiles and red flamingoes live, the Haitises park, many rivers, waterfalls, forests, mangrove swamps…
The two most important ecotourism spots are Barahona region, on the south-west of the country, and the Jarabacoa-Constanza region, in the center of the island.

Some of the many adventures and ecotourism activities

  • Visits of national parks
  • Kayak and rafting in the many rivers of the country
  • Horseback rides
  • Treks
  • Whales watching in Samaná
  • VTT

There are many agencies specialized in ecotourism in the Dominican Republic that will make you discover the other face of this island.

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