Dominican Republic



The 10 most fun day trips from Punta Cana

day trips punta cana

There are a lot more tours or day trips that you can organize from Punta Cana! I suggest to check out even more options on GetYourGuide. You can always cancel for free up to 24 hours in advance if you book with them.   Bavaro was in fact a village designed for the staff of the many resorts, but has …

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Swimming with dolphins in a responsible way

Swimming with dolphins

First, you need to decide if you want to swim with wild or captured dolphins. Actually, this is an easy decision, but I’d like to explain both options to you. When you choose to swim with trained (caught) dolphins, you contribute to a terrible system. Dolphins are often caught in the wild and then sold to dolfinaria or other marine …

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9 Things to do in the Dominican Republic

Things to do in the Dominican Republic

Santa Domingo may be a vibrant capital, It’s the five hundred year old city-center that is known for its history and culture. The Zona Colonial is the historic heart of Santa Domingo and immediately comes on top as one of the best things to do in the Dominican Republic. The collection of historic houses and cobbled streets is the oldest …

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Chilling in Punta Cana

Houses next to the water in Punta Cana

In the meantime I also got to know Norbert, a Hungarian guy who moved to London and works there as a paramedic. He was also clearly in love with travelling, because he had already visited many places. Unfortunately, the introduction was of short duration because his trip was just about to finish. Luckily I got on very well with Manuel, …

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Saona island!

Saona Island

In the brochure, they asked us to be ready at 6:30 in the morning. About one hour later, I was finally picked up. Once I boarded the car, an American family from Michigan greeted me with a bored sigh. “You just missed the most exciting part! Right before we picked you up, we had to wait for thirty minutes for …

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Arrival in Punta Cana

Punta Cana

When the Bavaro Express bus from Santo Domingo drove into this tourist hotspot, I immediately noticed a big difference with the rest of the Dominican Republic. The city is a lot cleaner, the roads are better and when I watch left and right I can see ressorts towering over the smaller buildings. A huge difference with the other cities I …

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Fun in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata central square

Eventually, I got my deposit and I was glad to leave the place. The trip would normally take three and a half hours, but only five hours later I arrived in Puerto Plata. The North coast of the Dominican Republic. It was completely different than Santo Domingo. A more relaxed vibe, I felt. In the capital, I had seen almost …

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Los Tres Ojos and partying!

Los tres ojos national park in Santo Domingo

The percentage of alcohol is a lot higher than what I’m used to in Belgium, and it doesn’t take long until I get a little tipsy. At least it helps me talk to other people! Besides us, two Haitians take place. With them I can communicate quite easily, since they also speak French. When we’re just a tiny bit more …

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Santo Domingo, day two

Sea around Santo Domingo

For today, I hadn’t really made plans yet. I already saw most of Santo Domingo the previous day and I don’t think there was a lot left to explore.About thirty kilometers from where I stayed, there was a famous beach (Boca Chica), but because of easter weekend a lot of locals discouraged me to go there now. On top of …

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Exploring Santo Domingo

Alcazar de colon

A half hour later, I’m outside and get a warm welcome by the amazing temperatures this early in the day. The articles I read yesterday evening -about the safety of Santo Domingo- aren’t exactly helping, because I see gangsters everywhere. Or well, at least that’s what I think. When the day passes by, I really don’t feel unsafe anymore… My …

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Why on earth did these innocent victims get killed? People who just wanted to have a good time. Relax from the daily stress, maybe even escape from this dark, dark world we live in right now. And while they are dreaming of their holiday destination they get attacked without even being able to defend themselves… All of this in my …

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