Want to escape another cold month in your city to someplace warm and sunny? If yes, then Dominican Republic is a good place you can consider for your holidays this winter. The Dominican Republic is one of the most famous tourist destinations of the Caribbean area. It is well known for its diverse landscape and weather. If you want to spend your winter holidays there, then December to February are good months for visiting it.
The Dominican Republic is famous for its sunny, sandy and picturesque beaches. Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana and the Hoyo Azul Lagoon in Scape Park are famous beaches in the eastern side of the country. Playa Dorado is another famous beach in the north region. Another beautiful beach is the Bahia de Las Aguilas in the Jaragua national park, situated in the south western region. Isle Sanoa also has several beautiful beaches. Playa Rincon is another beach in Samana bay famous for its scenic beauty.
A place that you should definitely visit is the capital of Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, which is also a World heritage site. Santo Domingo is home to several masterpieces of history and culture. The Colonial City and the First Cathedral of America are sites worth visiting. The Museum of the Royal houses, built by Christopher Columbus’s son, is also a great attraction. Some other good places to visit are the Museo Bellapart, Palace of Fine Arts, Museo de las Casas Reales, Museum of Modern Art, Monasterio de San Francisco and the Fortaleza Ozama.
If you are a nature lover, then Dominican Republic has a lot to offer. The Parque Nacional Del Este (the Eastern National Park) is home to several types of plants and animals. Some of its main attractions are the coral reefs, sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, doves, rhinoceros, etc. Another perfect place for people who love wildlife is the Samana Peninsula and bay. It is a haven for a large number of birds and aquatic animals. The humpback whales migrate into this area in the months of January and February. The Parque Nacional los Haitises is also situated in this area. Another place worth seeing in this area is the Cueva Del Angel, a cave full of birds and ancient pictograms.
If you are an appreciator of art, culture and history, then La Romana will certainly catch your attention. Situated on the south east area, La Romana and its imitation of an artisans’ village, Altos de Chavon is famous for craft, and a good place to shop. The Dominican Republic is a safe place that you can visit with your family. It is a good place to calm down, relax and spend a nice time alone or in the company of your loved ones.