Canyoning + Rappelling

Rugged rainforests, hidden waterfalls, rocky hills covered in vegetation: you’re never far from a canyoning or rappelling experience in the DR. In fact, both are often combined for an adrenaline-packed adventure that will make you appreciate the grandeur of the DR’s landscape. Head to Puerto Plata, adventure capital of the country, where expert outfitters will take you into a river valley with 46meter (150 feet) rappelling and 18-meter (60-feet) jumps into crystal waters. In Jarabacoa, the scenery gets even more rugged as you go through the canyons of the Baiguate Falls.

Canyoning and rappelling adventures in these north and central regions are accessible from all beach towns, and available year round thanks to our moderate climate at these altitudes.

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CANYONING + RAPPELLING IN
Dominican Republic

Descend into riverbeds, rappel down waterfalls, and leap 18-meter (60-foot) down into emerald-colored fresh water pools.

 
 
Puerto Plata’s crown jewel attraction offers a day of hiking through thick forest, crossing footbridges and passing numerous flora before eventually reaching a rocky hilltop where you’ll begin making your way down by jumping or sliding down a series of waterfalls!
Puerto Plata
Completely off the beaten track, three waterfalls empty into deep azure pools known as “God’s pool.” You’ll hike for an hour with typical scenes of Puerto Plata village life along the way, and climb up a short series of rocks to the Charcos de Los Militares, where natural river fed pools await.
Puerto Plata
Take the waterfall experience up a notch at Ciguapa–counting a total of six falls and twelve jumps of up to 10 meters (30 feet) high, during a two-hour river expedition. The journey includes a hike through thick jungle before beginning this water-filled expedition.
Puerto Plata
Shaped like a mushroom–rounded at the top and thinning at the bottom–this canyon adventure offers an exhilarating day of canyoning and rappelling in the cool rivers of Cabarete.
Puerto Plata
The perfect waterfall and jade pool await at Salto de Baiguate-cascading down 25 meters (82 feet), tucked below a deep canyon yet easily reached via a series of wooden steps that lead directly to the water.
Jarabacoa
Reaching El Limón waterfall is an adventure that takes you on a 2.5-kilometer (1.5-mile) journey through thick forest, on horseback or on foot down lush hilly terrain, while spotting flora and fauna along the way. You can also go canyoning through El Limón river to reach the falls.
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Is there a better way to start the day? Breathe, stretch, focus on the good, repeat! 🧘‍♂️  A calming beach-front yoga session in Cabarete will recharge you and get you ready for a day filled with adventures hitting the waves. In Cabatete relaxation, adventure and fun make a perfect blend. 🌊  📸: @hotelvillataina 
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Experience priceless moments in Santo Domingo. This lovely city is not only ideal for history buffs and business travelers. Families can also enjoy many fun activities. 💓😎  You can visit the playground areas and amusement park with go karts at the Malecón. In the Colonial City, children can learn in a fun way at Museo Trampolín, make their own chocolate bars and eat artisanal ice cream.  What’s your ideal activity to do with your family?  📸: @trailingtravelers 
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Fact: After a day relaxing on the white sand beaches and swimming and snorkeling in the pristine blue waters, you won’t want to leave the gorgeous Cayo Arena. 🌞🏝  Located in Montecristi, just two hours west of Puerto Plata, this small but mighty sandbar is one of the best places in Dominican Republic to see exotic fish and coral reefs while swimming in the crystal-clear, warm waters.  📸: @vanespinal 
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There are hidden gems all around Dominican Republic. A multitude of beaches allows for blissful moments of solitude to relax and enjoy the beauty of the DR. 🌴🌊  The pristine beaches and palm-soaring palm trees of Playa Esmeralda, Miches are waiting for you.  What are some places you’d like to explore in Dominican Republic?  📸: @thegoodlifemiches 
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1,000-miles of coastline bliss. Looking to unwind? Start planning your trip to Cap Cana today! 🌴🌞  From boutique villas to all-inclusive resorts with suites big enough for the family, or private hideouts for a romantic getaway with swim-up rooms and private plunge pools, there is room for all.  📸 @carloshorton.a
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The Peravia province has a unique geography with beaches, sand dunes, salt mines, mangroves, and mountainous landscapes, making it a tropical paradise and a nature lover's dream. 🌞🌄  Playa Punta Salinas is perfect for wind water sports and snorkeling. It has crystal-clear water, phenomenal food and is perfect to watch the sunset. Visit the sea salt pools nearby to take awesome pictures.  Without looking up the name, tell us how long it took you to spot it in a map.  📸 @jo.hero 
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The Espaillat province is filled with astonishing natural attractions that are perfect for the adventurous types. You can explore mountains, go swimming in water canyons and jump off cliffs.  Salto de los Bueyes is located in Villa Trina, Espaillat and it’s formed by the Arroyo Grande River. Its crystalline waters beckon you to dive into them and be enticed by its impressive beauty. 🌿🌊  Tag someone who would love this!👯‍♀️  📸: @arielfermin 
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Enjoy relaxing moments in the cosmopolitan side of Santo Domingo. The capital of the Dominican Republic is an ideal “Bleisure” destination since it combines work and pleasure in a perfect balance. 🌿🌞
 
The central side of Santo Domingo is filled with chic restaurants where you can try a different Dominican and international cuisine every day of your vacation. As the sun goes down, you can go bar hopping to experience the most exciting nightlife. 🎉  📸: @jwmarriottsdq 
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Walk back in time and feel the Taíno presence at the “Cave of Wonders”. Located between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, Cueva de las Maravillas is a 2,624-feet cave system that houses hundreds of well-preserved Taíno pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. 🪨🌿
 
This is one of the most accessible caverns in the DR. Stroll amid impressive samples of rock art, stalactites, and stalagmites.🗿🌞
 
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