Tourism in Higuey - Dominican Republic

Travel guide and tourist information to visit Higuey and around: what to see, what to do, what to visit, which excursions... in Higuey.

Higuey - Dominican Republic

Higuey - Dominican Republic

Higuey is the capital of the province of La Altagracia, east of the Dominican Republic. The city was founded as a borough in 1505 by Spanish conquistador Juan de Esquivel, after defeating the seat of the chiefdom in the region.

Higuey is located in the province which has the largest tourism development in the country where tourism has replaced agriculture and livestock, as essential economic activities. In its vicinity is the tourist resorts of Bavaro - Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Boca de Yuma and the National Park Del Este. The city has a few small hotels, all-inclusive complex are located in Punta Cana and some all-inclusive in Bayahibe Dominicus.

Higuey, the Basilica of Our Lady of La Altagracia, is a pilgrimage site for the Dominicans and foreigners, especially Haitians. It is a city with an important trade, economic and toursim development.

Tourist attractions and places to visit in Higuey

The Basilica Nuestra Senora de Altagracia

Basilica dedicated to the patron of the countries, all on 21 January an impressive procession takes place.

The church of San Dionisio

Located in the park of Higuey.

What to see, what to do, what to visit near Higuey

National Park Del Este

East National Park is between Bayahibe and Boca de Yuma is a lush reserve with dozens of species of birds and plants. With 420 km2 is the largest park in the Dominican Republic.

La Otra Banda


Boca de Yuma

Boca de Yuma is a small village between La Romana and Punta Cana, bordering the Caribbean Sea.

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