The Yucayeke Museo Indígena is a first of its kind in the Dominican Republic–an ecotourism center, located on a farm in Macao, recreating life scenes in a model Taino village. Complete with “bohios,” or traditional thatch huts, there are displays of items used in everyday life tasks, dance performances, and food tastings. Get valuable insight on the country’s indigenous culture, history, and way of life in one place, while enjoying a day out in nature.

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Boca de Yuma

Boca de Yuma offers a daytime escape to a scenic Dominican fishing village. Boasting panoramic cliff top views, it has often been compared to an Italian seaside town, where restaurants, bars, and shacks line up above the sea. The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León once had a home in the area.

Punta Cana, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights

Casa Ponce de León

How often do you get to step into the home of a 16th century Spanish explorer? Juan Ponce de León’s residence continues to stand in the southeastern town of San Rafael de Yuma, close to Higüey, where he lived before heading out into the seas to conquer neighboring Puerto Rico.

La Romana, Punta Cana

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