Have you ever imagined yourself wearing your preferred Indiana Jones outfit while exploring the wild of Dominican Republic? sightseeing
We know you haven´t! And to be honest with you, we can´t blame you… Since all our visitors tend to label us as a ´´Tropical Paradise´´ only, when we have so much more to give and to show to the world! sightseeing
So, if you´re a hardcore nature lover: SURPRISE! sightseeing
You´re about to learn about the best locations where you could enjoy some SIGHTSEEING in your next trip to Dominican Republic.
HOYO DE PELEMPITO, SIERRA BAHORUCO
In the south of the island, over the towns of Barahona and Pedernales, lays the National Park of Sierra Bahoruco, a natural paradise that hosts one of the widest variety of woods, flora and fauna of the country. sightseeing
Inside of this natural reserve, there´s Hoyo de Pelempito, a geological depression with a depth of more than 700 mts below sea level, caused by the collapse of an underground cave, millions of years ago…sightseeing
From its semi-open mirador, up in the heights, you´ll be able to relax, while taking a peek into the most beautiful natural landscapes of The Caribbean.
But if you´re not willing to keep it cool, and you´re more the Explorer Boy Scout type of traveler: BINOCULARS IN HAND! Let´s get ready to discover the hidden treasures of Dominican Republic, across its many eco-trails! sightseeing
EL JARDÍN BOTÁNICO
The city of Santo Domingo keeps a secret of which very few visitors hear about…
In the natural paradise of its Botanical Garden, a wilderness area designed by the Dominican architect Benjamín Paiewonsky in 1972, you will find one of the most complete LIVE guides of specimens of the Dominican flora from all over the country, considered to be one of the 15 best gardens in the world! sightseeing
Among its most outstanding areas, we can mention:
Garden of Plaza Central
It is the place of reception for the visitors, of great amplitude with several ponds that lodge aquatic plants and multicolored fish, with slender and varied palms in whose feet are several collections of showy plants of flower. Here you will also find small trains that take visitors through the diverse and rich vegetation of the tropical Caribbean forest.
The Floral Clock
It is one of the largest floral clocks in the world, with a maximum height of 3.5 mts and about 20 mts in diameter, has 5-meter long needles to mark the hours. It is surrounded by a circular pond where aquatic plants are exhibited. sightseeing
The Japanese Garden
This Japanese garden, in addition to the collections of bamboo plants, araucarias, junipers, which give it an oriental touch, have a great landscape beauty, with its lakes and architectural additions of bridge and “torii” arch, together with the trill of the birds, and the peace breathed here, communicate a feeling of relaxation and well-being. sightseeing
Here are the plants that are used as medicinal, aromatic, toxic and stinging. All of them perfectly labeled with the purpose of giving information to all the people interested in knowing their properties.
The Endemic Plant Garden
In this section, plants of the most representative of the endemic Flora of the Spanish Island are found. The purpose is to preserve, propagate and protect all species that are threatened or in danger of extinction. sightseeing
With this zone the Garden fulfills the international agreement of the botanical gardens of having at least 10% of its area reserved for nature reserves. This occupies 40% of the total area of the garden. In this reserve numerous representative species of the flora of the Spanish Island grow and that in addition in the last years it has become a refuge of the wild fauna of the zone. sightseeing
Its area of Arboretum, with more than 1,500 native and endemic trees of the country, its area of palms, with more than 300,000 square meters dedicated to the cultivation of different palms, its Great Current, with more than 1,5k in length and its numerous pavilions of aquatic plants, bromeliads, ferns, exotic plants, baskets and orchids. sightseeing
Do not forget your bionic eyes when visiting this little paradise, so you can study even the smallest details! sightseeing
The irony of these beautiful lagoons of Limón and Redonda, is that despite being one of them the largest freshwater lake in the Caribbean, they are both very little known by foreigners and locals!
Both Laguna Limón and Laguna Redonda are part of a large Nature Reserve that house hundreds of endemic fauna and flora species such as invertebrates, insects, tilapia, jicoteas, herons, gulls, pelicans, earwigs, mangroves, ferns, rice fields, grasslands, fragrant flowers, and many others.
On the outskirts of Miches, these lagoons have been gaining recognition in recent years because of the famous swings and flying brooms of Montaña Redonda.
They are the perfect place for nature lovers who enjoy a fun walk or a relaxing boat ride to observe species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat.
So, if you were wondering about what to do in Punta Cana, as the GREENLOVER you may be, this is your answer!
LOS HAITISES, SAMANÁ
If you are willing to travel back in time to the era of dinosaurs and rough-raw nature, a visit to Los Haitises is an adventure you cannot miss.
Composed by a limestone karst plateau with conical hills, sinkholes and caverns, with a large area of mangrove forest on the coast.
This Reserve of Nature contains a number of different habitats and consequently a great diversity of mammals and birds, including some rare species endemic to the island and even some pictograms and petroglyphs on the inside of its caves!
The hundreds of pelicans that own these waters will delight your sight during your sail! They LOVE to fly above your head and to stare at you from their numerous nests…
Other animals you will be able to find once in there are the frigatebird, the Hispaniolan amazon, the barn owl, the stygian owl, the Hyspaniolan hutia and solenodon and many species of bats.
The landscape of this natural park is so amazing, that even some shots of Jurassic Park were taken in here!
So, are you ready to take a good look at Dominican Republic?! We are glad we were able to help you figure out What to Do in Dominican Republic!