Located in the heart of Santo Domingo, this aquarium is a super way for children and non-divers to explore the incredible variety of marine life that thrives in the waters of the Dominican Republic and the wider Caribbean. Venture into the Shark Tunnel, discover the Coral Garden and take part in the Touch exhibit - featuring a petting pond.
Visit the 27 waterfalls of Rio Damajagua near Puerto Plata. Tucked behind the looming hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range, you'll find 27 pools carved from the limestone rock by the waterfalls. It can take around 2.5 hours to complete the hike and view all the falls, but if you feel a little hot, you can dive right in!
Take a leisurely cable car ride to the summit and enjoy the best views over Puerto Plata and the surrounding coastline. You can opt for an advanced tour or hire a guide on site. The mountain is also home to the National Botanical Gardens and a majestic statue of Jesus Christ. Don't forget to bring your camera, you'll need it.
Chocolate lovers need look no further than the Chocolate Museum of Punta Cana! Learn all about the origin of your favourite treat in the museum, then take a tour of the chocolate factory. Here, chocolate artisans whip up mouthwatering treats from raw organic Dominican cacao beans. Make your own chocolate from scratch too.
This fairytale island escape is a true piece of paradise, with unspoiled beaches and transparent seas. Saona Island is the largest of the Dominican Republic's isles, but only an estimated 500 inhabitants call it home, so travelling here is like realising your castaway fantasies. Snorkel along the reef, dolphin-spot, and visit the quaint fishing village of Mano Juan.